First rig! (advice greatly appreciated)

I've never thought about building my own pc until today
I kept looking for a prebuilt but they're so expensive and lots of reviews say "you're better off making your own"
Thinking about the possibility i've come to this site to learn more on this.
(if anything i say sounds really dumb let me know)
I feel a bit confident about the actual set up but i'm terrified of buying a part that won't work or fit in with the rest of them
- it'll be used for mostly video editing and gaming (typical eh?)

I have a few parts in mind that I would love to have in the system but I need to know what else would be great to have as well
Advice and tips would be amazing! :bounce:

1. Processor:
Intel i7 (there are so many different kinds though i don't even know what to think)
(i know people say that i5 is good enough for gaming, but then there are people who are into editing, which I am greatly, saying that i7 would be better)

2. Video Card:
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

- 8-10GB+ memory (even more the better)
- if possible 1TB HardDrive (as well as a recommendation for a good external hardrive which i'll also need later on)
- and just for fun, a cool case :pt1cable:

i'm not too worried about budget right now i just need to know what to look for!
If possible i would love to keep it under $2000 the less the better
Im so sorry if i sound stupid at all, im so new and im still looking into this, but if anyone could help me out or give any kind of advice that would be so helpful! Also, I am in Canada so if that helps narrow down anything!
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More about first advice greatly appreciated
  1. This build comes down to under $1500. It will max out nearly every modern game and will be a beast at video editing. Plus, its plenty overclockable, meaning you will be able to get even more performance.
  2. Wow thanks guys !
    Also i have a question about wattages
    if the pieces are really different in terms of wattage usage is that safe or not? Im not to used to the way electricity works O.O and i dont want to blow up my house, i looked it up but i kept getting random stuff
    Thanks for the help!
  3. Noob12 said:
    Why not take both i7 and cheap price? Go for xeon 1230V2.
    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    No - not for gaming of any sort. Stick with the i5 / i7.

    Try something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1295.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-25 16:44 EST-0500)
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