8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 30, 2012 4:15 PM by all-star-bandit
all-star-bandit Level 1 Level 1

sorry not sure if to put thin here or the mac pro section


i have a i5 2.3 2011 mac mini. its working fine and has been, but now im running out of space and ram for my projects.


my main uses are producing music and hi-res/hd movie editing, green screen stuff.


ive got an extra 750GB HD in it, 2 external 1TB drives, 16GB ram


i want to consolidate my existing wires, cables,docks, mini drives into 1, neat, machine


i know that next year a new mac pro is coming out and i'd like to get one but for now, i need more.


its not worth me spending £1900+ right now for a machine i dont plan to keep.


anyway, i need a mac pro and ive looked at bench marks and all that jazz and its giving me a headache


i just want to know, what pro i should aim for?

eg. a mac pro from 2008 quad? is a 2009 2.66 quad for £900 daylight robbery?


im not worried about it being lightning fast and cooking me breakfast just basic equivalent or better, that wont cost a bomb.



Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 16GB
Reply by BDAqua on Nov 29, 2012 11:18 AM Helpful

OOPs, lost or gained a year while thinking!


Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.8 (2008)... Geekbench: 5669/6498

Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.66 (2009/Nehalem)... Geekbench: 8269/9237

Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.8 (2008)... Geekbench: 9162/10564

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