I am looking to rebuild my HP m7250n desktop. This will a first time build for me but I have upgraded memory, drives and some add on cards in the past. This will mostly be used for cataloging and editing photos below is the build form and the parts I picked so far.
Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks
Budget Range: Approx $500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photo editing / cataloging surfing the internet, recording TV
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, tv tuner, case (HP m7250n)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Tiger Direct, newegg, ncix or any other I would prefer one stop shopping.
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: None
Overclocking: Maybe but not a priority
SLI or Crossfire: I don't think I need this
That combo is not a bad deal. However, you do not get USB3.0. I don't know how important that is to you. You can always add an expansion card later I suppose.
I would also suggest switching to newegg. No tax (at least for me), better selection, lower prices (sometimes) and free shipping on most items. Tigerdirect charges shipping on almost everything I believe.
I would go with the Corsair if forced to pick. However, the antec is both cheaper and higher quality than both.
I would go 4GB ram, as 8GB is just crazy for your usage. You will probably never use more than 2GB anyway.