I'm shopping on amazon.com (free 2-day shipping with amazon prime) and the "other users who bought this also purchased ..." feature also helped me select some parts.
Approximate Purchase Date: this week
Budget Range: $1000 or less
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (BFBC2, BF3), Multitrack audio (Digital Performer 9), Video editing (Adobe Premier), Image editing (Photoshop), Web development (Apache, Mysql, Komod IDE, Perl, PHP)
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.com
Country: US - Arizona
Parts Preferences: No real preference. I don't know enough to have preferences - all suggestions welcome.
SLI or Crossfire: No for now ... maybe later
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Quiet would be nice. Would prefer not to go too large. Will be taking to LAN parties.
Oh and get i5 3570K. Yes, it doesn't overclock to 5GHz the way 2500K does but it's roughly 10% faster clock for clock which means 4,2GHz 3570K will be as fast as 4,5-4,6GHz 2500K. Not that you'll get 2500K to 5GHz with that cooler anyways.