Need feedback on new video card

i working on building a list for my new desktop but have no idea how to choose the right graphics card for the hardware i have chosen so far. I mainly will be using the computer for 3d graphics using 3d studio max 2012 and photoshop. I plan to use dual monitors. Here is the cpu and mother board i have picked out so far:
Intel core i5-2500k sandy bridge

asrock z77 extreme 4 mother board (or asus sabretooth z77, havent made up my mind yet)

coolermaster storm scout mid-tower

i was going for 8gb ram is there any reason this would be too much for the sytem im building.
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  1. 8GB would be low for your usage at minimum go with 16GB, Professional GPU like Nvidia quatro http://www.newegg.com/Professional-Graphics-Cards/SubCategory/ID-449
  2. 8gb ram is the sweet spot atm for gaming, but 3d modeling and photo shop are a few of the small number of apps that can utilise more than 8gb, so i suppose it comes down to preference and pockets!
    im currently wishing for a radeon 7990 as an upgrade to my current 6670 ddr3, they are the dog's! my friend has one and plays gta 4 with photo real mods with it (gta 4 is a pig of a game to run well and the radeon destroys it!)
    hope that helps, but if you wait a mo a nvidia fan will contradict me !!
  3. Hi :)

    Answers on graphics cards are easy , and not because I sell them in my shops...lol

    The MORE you pay the BETTER you get...

    I run a 7990 (the best there IS at the moment) but they cost around £750/$1000 ROUGHLY...

    All the best Brett :)
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