This is my first time in the Tom's Hardware forums and I was referred to this forum board by a friend who told me the community here would be the best to address my question.
Currently, I am planning to build a desktop computer or as I call it my own CS6 rig. My plan is to use this computer for Photoshop and Illustrator CS6 most of the time. I have finalized the specs and below is a snapshot of my component list.
As you can see I picked AMD and its A10 APU as the platform, I also do some light gaming but it is almost non-existent as I do Photoshop most of the time. I decided to pick also an Nvidia 760 SuperClocked edition from EVGA with 2GB of VRAM.
As for the OS I've picked Windows 8.1 and not Windows 7 because of my preference with the new OS and it is currently my daily driver OS in my desktop-replacement notebook PC.
I'm sure you'll get plenty of recommendations but the one thing that stands out to me is why go with an APU if you're going to add a dedicated graphics card. Assuming that you want to stick with AMD then I would suggest replacing the mother board and APU with a board that supports AM3+ and a FX 6300 or higher. Basically there is no point in using an APU if you're going to use a dedicated graphics card unless you're planning to do a hybrid crossfire but since you choose an Nvidia card that wouldn't be possible.