Originally Posted by QuikSsurfer
I'd forget about getting a i3 CPU... I'd go with a i5 at minimum. I'll link you to a good one that matches the socket type of your motherboard.
I'd also suggest looking at another case and dishing out some extra money for a SSD -- you can get a 128GB SSD for just over $100 now. Your operating system and apps (photoshop) will thank you. Still get a sata HDD for storage though.
Here's a good CPU - i5 2500k is a fantastic processor.
I'd also look at getting another heatsink that what is provided --- The Cooler Master 212 Plus is a BEAST and a fantastic value.
Agreed on the CPU, at least a i5, but really, if you can afford it, get an i7. Especially for you are wanting to do.