|You may as well get a Haswell CPU rather than an Ivy Bridge. That will change your board choice to a socket LGA 1150 - best would be a Z87 based board with 4 RAM slots. Brand isn't all that important but you should check reviews, preferably from legit hardware testing sites. Take customer reviews with a grain of salt (too many users are clueless).|
"how much ram would be needed to run some of those heavy programs and what type to look for like dddr 3 sdram or normal ddr3"
All modern RAM is SDRAM & DDR3 is DDR3, so I'm not sure what you're asking. I'd say you should get at least 8GB of DDR3-1600 (or faster). And pay attention to the CAS latency & the voltage.
"How many cores should the processor have"
A quad core should be sufficient.
"i see theres gddr5 and ddr5, whats best suited for me"
It's the same thing. The following article will help you choose a card, make sure to choose a good power supply to go with it: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...
Also see the following article: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2040...