I am building a system that will be used to process photographs with Adobe CS4. I also do some on an off video editing. I do play some games but noting that requires a chiller to keep the GPU from burning.
I have no idea what to pick as a GPU or a manufacture. Should I go with 512k or 1024K ram? Should I go with DDR3, DDR5 ram? I have the room for a double slot card but I do not need this kind of power.
Never had these kind of problems with CGA, EGA and VGA. The manufactures were all the same for the most part. It all came down to who had the best firmware and driver. I need to get back in to my time machine because I want my DOS prompt back
I'd recommend you get a ATI 5770, It will fulfill all your needs, it's a good gaming card and your photoshop should work great with it. I think it only comes in 1GB?!? but it wouldn't use more than that amount if it tried I don't think.
Whats your current PSU, CPU and motherboard. also whats your current price range/country. This will narrow down the best card for you.
Dog means how? What games do you plan to run.
Compared to IGPs, all the card I listed can run circles around them, But if you want to play modern games on high settings go ahead with a HD5770 or wait for the 6700/GTS450.
Dont bother about the review too much, unless its 2 stars and everyone's complaining about one or select issue youll be fine. Defects do happen. Just read the 1-star reviews and see how much makes sense.
However, some better brands in terms of reputation are EVGA, XFX, ASUS, Sapphire, Gigabyte, MSI.