hello this is my first post so i will try and keep it short as possible.
i'm building a pc to run photoshop cs6 as my first concern. i'm using an asus p8z77-lx board
core i5 3570k
16gb ram (2x8 sticks)
120 gb ssd
as this will take me to the limit of my budget for now will the onboard graphics from this setup work?
been a long time since i built a rig, and back then onboard graphics were a no no but i believe they have come a long way since the socket A days !!
would be very gratefull for any advice on this as i have searched for a long time and have no concrete answers
Onboard graphics are okay, but nothing really special. Personally I prefer nVidia cards, but unless you get an nV Quadro, Radeons are probably better. I'd suggest a Radeon HD 7770 or a 7750 depending on your needs.
If you were going to do any gaming at all (bearing in mind your primary purpose would still be photoshop) I'd suggest a Radeon HD 7850
thank you very much for your time CalumConroy, will have a look into that. it has always been radeon cards i have used in the past just wasn't sure if the new intel graphics were up to it, might have to postpone the build for a while..!
i just got to thinking with 16gb of ram there should be plenty to keep the system healthy even with the allocated ram to the graphics.I will eventually go for a card but think i will try my luck with the onboard first and see how it goes , only time will tell