In the Adobe Forums: What PC to build? An update... I suggested a second generation i5-2500K for the budget model (the third generation was not out at that moment) so this is no surprise. Being a student, a budget model seems like a good solution and I'm glad it works so well for you.
Yes, I used this info an it was verry usefull. When you do the CS6 version the i5 3550 sounds like a good candidate for the basic and its cheaper than the 2500K (alough I supose not so good for overclocking). Someone said you can 'Turbo' it to 3.7 but not sure what this means.
the i5 3550 sounds like a good candidate for the basic
If you change that to the i5-3570K I would agree for the basic version. The 'K' is important here, because it means an unlocked CPU, which is much better at overclocking, but be aware that Intel skimped on the thermal paste with the Ivy Bridge series. On another place I said:
Warning: If you are considering a much better affordable system, based on the Ivy Bridge processor, be warned that the cooling paste Intel uses on the Ivy Bridge is no good, especially when overclocking. At stock speed the i7-3770K runs 11 degrees hotter than with Liquid Ultra cooling paste and at 4.6GHz even 20 degrees centigrade. However if you change the cooling paste, you also void the warranty.
Indeed, and its not mutch more expensive.