I don't play many games so I don't believe I really need a dedicated video-card as the CPU has integrated graphics. And I will use it for some video-editing, and computer programming as I will be a computer science major next semester.
You may want to consider a higher wattage PSU so that if the integrated graphics is not good enough(which im sure will be the case) you can add a graphcis card.
As for an optical drive, i believe in LG drives are realiable, samsung sucks with DVD drives... Dont bother with blu-ray.
For a case... Hmmmm... Lets see....