In order to keep my build under my $800 budget, I am going to have to sacrifice a little in the gaming performance category because I need a monitor, speakers, keyboard, and case.
I will be using this for light video editing (some HD extreme sports filming I do) and gaming, mainly just PC exclusives, games with mod communities, and MMO's (Skyrim, GTA IV, Diablo 3, LoL, TOR, SCII). But I think I'll still be doing a large portion of my gaming on my 360 and PS3, so this isn't a dedicated hardcore gaming build.
I was wanting to keep the graphics card $150ish so I could get an Ivy Bridge i5. Would the gtx 560 suffice?
Everybody but me on this board has a 560Ti... Not sure of the difference, but I can't imagine its so substantial to ruin the experience. I splurged and got a 7970 (and I love it except for the crap drivers)