For that much money for such programs like that is kinda crazy in my opinion. I recently had a build with a GT 430 Nvidia GPU and the build runs Autocad, Photoshop and Rhino. Now if you want clear and fluid performance then the subject changes
for photoshop most of the work is done with the cpu and ram . .practically any decent graphics card will do. the listed cards on the site: http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html?...
are for rendering in video editing applications. have you thought about a smaller, 60 gig, SSD for a scratch disk?
Drop the costly HD as with the SSD it will mean nothing in performance terms. Get a 1TB storage drive as most of your work will be done on the SSD. Here is a nice Seagate 1TB 7200 SATA3.0 drive. Use the extra cash for a video card with more memory. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
For photoshop to make good use of video cards they need about 2~3GB's or video memory. Pro versions have 6GB's but at your budget these are not an option. May is the release date on the 670GTX which by leaks has 2GB's for $299. Given your $179 560GTX and the $140ish you saved on the 1TB drive your price range should match the 670GTX perfectly.
You may want to rethink the i7 2600K and z68. I suggest the soon to release i7 3770K and a Z77 motherboard. A few Z77 motherboards are out if you want to start shopping for those. The other items you have look fine. Just dont jump the gun as the new 670GTX by leaks is way more powerful than the old 580GTX.
Thanks everyone.... So I'm guessing that the power supply is sufficient and that everything he will be compatible then?
I'll look into a big storage drive since I have the room for future expansion, although I already have a pair of externals giving me 4 TB of storage.
This would depend on this new pc's access to the 4TB's. Going from a 10000rpm HD down to the 7200 isn't a big change when you have an SSD drive. I suggested the 7200rpm drive as its nearly as fast temporary storage for most often accessed files. If the 4TB's has external SATA connection tho they should be fine.
Make sure to look into the i7 3770K and Z77 motherboards. Leaked benchmarks gives it about a 15% advantage over i7 2600k.
The 750 watt PSU should be fine for any single video card with only 1 GPU. This said do note the new 600 series cards has much lower power draw. In the link below the test system with the 680 only draws 353 watts during furmark testing. This is a good deal lower than ASUS's 560ti DCII. Again I highly suggest the 670GTX once it launches in May. http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1881/16/
I'm fairly sure you could get the price down to $1,000 and not sacrifice anything, really. I mean, the SSD, the RAM, the CPU, and sort of the mobo are the only high-end parts you'll need... the SSD being the most expensive (relatively).