I am a newer generation computer builder and I need some help to make sure these computer parts will work together. What do you guys think? I will be using the machine for some photo editing and some gaming.
don't get the 550ti, its a complete rip-off, and since you can afford a 2600k, then upgrading your gpu would make your gaming experience much more enjoyable.
as for the motherboard you could also have a look at if the z68 ones offer you faetures that you would need