As long as you are using CS4 or below, there is no sense in investing in a new video card. Almost any $ 50+ card will be OK. Like you said, with CS5 things change, but as you surmised, the rest needs a significant upgrade as well.
Geez.... Thanks Harm for twisting the knife!
As with most things, it may hurt, but I appreciate and prefer honest, straight forward answers. So, I'll just save that $150 bucks toward my new box.
Do you have a multi-drive configuration to spread the load among several hard drives?
Read Harm on drive setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/662972?tstart=0
- click the embedded picture in Harm's message to enlarge to reading size
- you need AT LEAST 2 drives for video editing, 3 is better
- some HD formats work better with (require) RAID
Removed duplicate... stupid Jive forum software logged me out in the middle of posting!
hahahaha..... I better stop before i get logged in as that other JaysonM-Y or as Dr. LOsvSK again....