I'm using it for photo work and gaming as well. I compiled this wish list. What do you think?http://amzn.com/w/2RNX3RFAQIW1K
Total is about $575, and I've already got the PSU and video card (Radeon 6870). I'll be mildly overclocking. I've had too many systems get buggy on me with overclocks. I want a quiet, compact, stable system.
Thermalright HR-02 Macho by ThermalRight
Scythe Slip Stream SY1225SL12M - Case fan - 120 mm Offered by Platinum Micro, Inc. by Scythe
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 by Corsair
Intel Core i5-2500K Processor 3.3GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 by Intel
Gigabyte DDR3 2133 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - GA-Z68M-D2H by Gigabyte
Antec Mini P180 Case Offered by GizmosForLife by Antec
$112.59 What about the Fractal Design Arc Mini? Better than Antec P180?
SilverStone 21-Inch x 15-Inch 4mm Thick 2-Piece Sound Dampening Acoustic EP0M Silent Foam SF01 (Black) by Silverstone