New to the site and would like some advice if possible. I have almost finished building my PC, I just need to add a sound card and graphics card. Currently my machine is running dual hexacore 2.66ghz processors, 12gb of ram, 2x160gb SSD's for OS, 2x1TB for workspace, and a few more HDDs for storage. Currently looking at a range of breakout boxes, mixing decks for sound as I would like to record from my musical instruments for sound tracks etc... My graphics knowledge is erm... well... non existant!!
I'm aware that rendering video is CPU and Ram intensive rather than graphics intensive but CS5 seems to recommend the Quadro range. Am I going to see any benefit to using a Quadro card over a high end gaming card? Could anyone recommend a card that would be suitable for premiere, photoshop and the odd graphics design in Illustrator?