I'm not a very PC-component savvy guy (stopped assembling PCs since Win98 days) and I'd like some guidance from you guys on what specific components work well to setup a system for photo (and video, I guess) editing that's capable of running multiple Adobe apps with 3-10 RAW files (20-30mb) files open for editing.
I'm not a PC gamer as well, so no need to be too concerned with video specs.
Not really set on budget, but 2K would be a decent limit not including software, and back-up storage (have several TB external drives currently already).
1) Dual-monitor capable
2) Firewire port
Any assistance and specific setup recommendations will help. I've tried browsing HWZ but most specs in their sticky threads are for gamers.
An iMac is considered, but I wanna see what I can get from an assembled system that has comparable spec at lower cost (have better things to spend on, I guess).
Thanks in advance.