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101 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2012 1:38 PM by Jakob Peterhänsel RSS
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Nov 20, 2012 12:29 PM

I currently have Mac Pro Dual Core 3GHz machine with 6GB RAM


It's six years old and time to move up.


I'm using FCP X and Motion, cutting short promos and narratives, but it's just too slow.


So I'm upgrading to a new system and need opinions on what to get.


Price is an issue, and I don't think I need top of the line everything, but speed is the thing.


Budget is under $4500, including a screen.


I'm thinking the Mac Pro:

> Quad-Core (One 3.2GHz Quad-Core processor)

> 16GB Memory

> 2 1TB Hard Drives (mirrored for events and projects)



Still need a nice screen. Suggestions?

Should I get a graphic card other than what comes with? For example: ATI Radeon HD 5870 ???

Should I get 12-Core instead of the Quad-Core? (Worth it?)


Anything I'm missing?



Mac OS X (10.7.5)


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