I am building a PC mostly for photo editing and some video work. I need fast performance editing large quantities of high resolution photos using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. I also use Adobe Premier for basic video editing. No gaming. I want to keep the system under $2000. This is what I have so far. Any advice would be helpful. Not sure about overclocking, but if I learn about it some more it seems like extra speed would be good to have.
Thermaltake Element VK60001N2Z S Mid Tower Pro Series All-Black Interior Cold-Rolled Steel Computer Case
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long
LG Electronics GH22NP20 22X IDE SecurDisc DVD+/-RW Internal Drive with Software - Bulk (Black)
802.11N 300 Mbps Pci Adapter Card
Logitech Wireless Desktop MK 300
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full - Retail
(for $100 less I was thinking about the builder version as I would guess windows would stay with this system when I upgrade to my next computer in a couple years. any asuggestions?)
I already have 2 x 750gb and 1tb external hard drives for data back-up and storage. I have one 24" HD monitor and need to get one more, so I am guessing the video card needs two DVI ports.
How is this build? any advice? I am at $2000 right now and it seems expensive for a home build. I can get almost the exact computer from HP for about $1600 with full support and warrantee (I just don't know the exact motherboard/hard drive brand/PSU, etc.) So, I would really like to build a PC but, I was hoping for some cost benefit.