I'm about to buy a new desktop and will mainly be using it for design work with Photoshop - so quite large files, and possibly video editing in the future. I know I need a good amount of RAM memory but don't know how much. I'm considering a custom built pc from PCSpecialist (UK) and was going to stick with XP because I know it and also because I've been told there are problems with Vista. But apparently XP won't work with 4gb RAM, which is what I was going to go for. So, do I go for Vista and higher RAM or XP and less RAM? Also I've now found out that XP has a 64bit version which will take more RAM. Help! I don't know how to choose! Is XP 64bit readily available? Should I stick with XP and just go for 2gb RAM - will this be enough for my needs? Is Vista still a pain in the neck?
Your help with any or all of the issues I'm struggling with will be hugely appreciated!