I am looking to build a pc ... mostly for Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Some Maya and other 3D animation. I would like to play some games on it, but nothing big mostly just TF2 and some other lite stuff. I have built a list on newegg, and I know nothing about Motherboards and not a lot about graphics cards or even CPUs ! I would love for you to give me your opinions of this build ( how well it would perform, how long it will last me, etc)
I want this PC to be able to handle almost anything
The 2nd motherboard is not going to work with the 2600K CPU, as it is for AMD processors not Intels.
H61 motherboards will work with the 2600k ,however, you cannot overclock which eliminates the point of buying a CPU with a "K" at the end, which deontes having an unlocked multiplier. The 2600K however will perform very nicely for what you're looking to do with it.
The 550 TI is sufficient for casual gamers, just so you know there are better ones out there, more expensive of course.
This motherboard is a Z68, it will allow you to take advantage of the unlocked multiplier should you ever decide to: