A&P FCP/video crew: 24" iMac or MacPro

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  1. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    Since I've lost my editing job at teh station, I want to put together my own studio for freelancing, etc. I know I should probably bite the bullet and get a MacPro, but it's tempting to just get an iMac.

    MacPro:

    • * Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (8-core)
      * 2GB (2 x 1GB)
      * 500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
      * NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB (Two dual-link DVI)
      * Two 16x SuperDrives
      * Apple wireless Mighty Mouse
      * Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) + Mac OS X
    $3009.00
    +300 for a monitor

    =3309.00

    iMac

    • # 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme
      # 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
      # 1TB Serial ATA Drive
      # SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
      # Apple wireless Mighty Mouse
      # Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) + Mac OS X
      # Accessory kit
      # ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB memory
      # 24-inch glossy widescreen LCD
      # AirPort Extreme
      # Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

    $2424.00

    What do you think?

    I could get the single 2.8GHz processor and subtract 450 from that MacPro. :dunno:


    edit: uh, should this be in the Mac Shack? :ugh:
     
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  2. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I'm buying a Mac Pro soon, main reason is that its expandable. If you want something that you don't plan on expanding, then get the iMac. :o
     
  3. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    Hell if I know man. I REALLY like the option to expand and it's more reasonable with the mac pro. You just pay much more up front.
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    Mac Pro no question about it.
    Thats what I've got.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    thats the main reason I want one. 2 Xeon processors and expandable to 32 gigs of RAM... can't go wrong.
     
  6. Gvidon

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    Are you also plan on running XP? :bowrofl:
     
  7. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    what are you talking about? :ugh:
     
  8. RiCePiCkR

    RiCePiCkR haay

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    +1 for mac pro
     
  9. MSTRBKR

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    Every thread I go in I see you making the most stupid replies I've ever seen in OTAP :slap:
     
  10. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    guess i'm dropping extra on teh MacPro. i gotta get this thing within the next few weeks. I'm already being hounded for freelance content. :noes: I'll be getting a Canon GL2 as well :run:
     
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    :ugh:

    He should just get PC and get over it. The only thing Mac about that system is the apple logo. Let me rephrase that, the only gay thing about that system is the apple logo. :mamoru:
     
  12. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    you're right. FCP would be just as stable as Avid. that would be fucking awesome. :ugh2:
     
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    See post #9 :o
     
  14. PUREVIL

    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    I go Mac Pro for the expandability.

    I have a 24inch iMac for home, MBP for travel and night job, and I want to buy a big Mac Pro for day job.
     
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    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    The only thing I need a PC for is to run the tuner for my car.... otherwise fuck PCs
     
  17. tenplanescrashing

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    the iMac will do just fine now but the mac pro may be the better choice. You should get at least 4 gb of ram though.
     
  18. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    uh huh, but not from Apple. 3rd party ftw.
     

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