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New X58 Build, Need Suggestions

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This is what I've got so far:

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 - $294.99
GPU: ASUS ENGTX 570 - $349.99
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Formula - $299.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) - $169.99
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W - $129.99
Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Computer Case - $59.95
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 - $89.99
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM - $64.99
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard - $52.95
Monitor: ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms - $179.99

I have finally decided to build a desktop computer!
The most intensive things it will be used for are HD video editing, playing various FPS games BC2, etc. and CoH Tales of Valor (RTS)
I do not have much experience in desktop hardware and in putting them together, as a result, I'm asking a friend to come over and build it for me.

I need to guys to help me pick the parts and see if theres any cheaper alternatives I could use.
Also I don't know if there are any conflicting parts

No P67 please , and I wish to keep it NVIDIA, (no fanboy, just want CUDA for folding)
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i7 3630QM GT 650M SLI 2x4GB DDR3 1600 MHz Sandisk Extreme II 240GB 
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i7 3630QM GT 650M SLI 2x4GB DDR3 1600 MHz Sandisk Extreme II 240GB 
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None Windows 8 15.6" 1080p Steelseries Sensei RAW 
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Could probably go with an i7-870, P55 Mobo, and 8GB of RAM if you're looking to save some money. From what I've seen 8GB should be enough for most editing stuff unless you're a Pro. A small SSD as a boot drive would probably be a nice addition as well.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.9Ghz Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Rev1.0 ASUS GTX470 @ 810/1620/1700 (1.1V) 4GB DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1TB ASUS 22x DVD-ROM Windows Vista x64 Dell U2711 
PowerCase
Corsair 850TX CoolerMaster ATCS840 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.9Ghz Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Rev1.0 ASUS GTX470 @ 810/1620/1700 (1.1V) 4GB DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1TB ASUS 22x DVD-ROM Windows Vista x64 Dell U2711 
PowerCase
Corsair 850TX CoolerMaster ATCS840 
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