I just presumed that the cooler the CPU the better.
Is there a reason you chose an i5? From what I understand the i7 having hyperthreading will see a significant improvement in the software I'm using over an i5.
I have been considering an SSD for my bootdrive as well. If it isn't used for the lightroom catalogue or photoshop scratch disks, will I notice much difference besides boot times and programs opening?
Would also prefer an ATX sized mobo as I have a large case.