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First time build: Lightroom and Photoshop CC PC

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June 27, 2014 10:01:40 PM

Hi everyone! I am working on a new PC that will primarily be used to run lightroom and photoshop CC on a 1080p monitor. I generally work with 18MP raw images, so they aren't huge files, but decent sized. I do wedding photography so I process batches of about 1500 photos in lightroom, and an occasional panorama in photoshop. I also do some gaming, but not much (games like Skyrim and some FPS).
So I just wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions for this build. Also, the case that I am looking at has two 120mm fans. Should that be enough? And how should I configure the cooling (intake in front exhaust in back?).
I was planning on installing windows 8 (I already have a copy) and the programs on one of the SSDs, and keeping the second for the catalog, cache, and things like that while the HDDs will be used to store the photos and other files long term.
Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions!

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/V6WhmG) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/V6WhmG/by_merchant/)

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6350frhkbox) | $139.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga990...) | $138.00 @ Newegg
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cml16gx3m2a...) | $169.89 @ Amazon
Storage: 2x Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...) | $79.99 @ Amazon

Storage: 2x Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx660dc2o...) | $154.00 @ Newegg
Case: NZXT Source 530 ATX Full Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caso530m1) | $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g1065...) | $69.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...) | $16.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor: Asus PA248Q 24.1" Monitor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-pa248q) | $291.22 @ Amazon
Total: $1255.03*

*This price includes any discounts and shipping at the time. And I already have one of the HDDs so that price is not included.
June 27, 2014 10:05:24 PM

Also, I plan on adding another 16GB of memory later on. Would it be better to add that now instead of the second SSD for the cache?
June 27, 2014 10:40:21 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hhbMTW
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hhbMTW/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($155.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card ($147.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($98.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $1230.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


much better set-up and will give you room to grow down the way.
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