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Old Nov 25, 2012, 11:41 AM   #1
indecisively
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Unhappy What should i do

OK to make it short these are my option

Apple Store (Refurb)
Mac Pro(2012) with
3,2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Prozessor
6 GB (3x 2 GB) DDR3 ECC-SDRAM mit 1066 MHz
Serial-ATA mit 1 TB und 7200 U/Min.
18x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

ATI Radeon HD 5770 mit 1 GB GDDR5 Arbeitsspeicher
2.199,00 €
Or
Ebay
Mac Pro (2010)
Apple Mac Pro 3,2 GHz 5,1 Quad-Core 2010 / 16 GB Ram / ATI Radeon HD 4870 1 GB/ 256 gb samsung
1900 €
Or
IMac 27 (2012 or 2013 ) high end

Budget 2400€

What I do
Producing music with logic pro. I need a lot of storage due to my samples and my Music Plugins.
So what is your advice for me.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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Depending on if you have a Display already or not I'd go with number one or number 3...
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 01:17 PM   #3
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Producing audio then I would go for the Mac Mini. Audio is dependent on Ram and Cpu. Max out your ram and get a top of the line cpu with Fusion drive.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 02:16 PM   #4
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The main problem is i need at least 2 tb for my plugins and i in the future more of that. So the mini is a good option but than i need a external Hard Driver and Storage with Thunderbolt is way too expensive.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 02:22 PM   #5
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The main problem is i need at least 2 tb for my plugins and i in the future more of that. So the mini is a good option but than i need a external Hard Driver and Storage with Thunderbolt is way too expensive.
There is NO audio plugin that takes up 2tb, heck none that takes up even half of that. Now if it's space you need which you should be doing anyways then you are SUPPOSED to connect and work with an external drive.

Buy a 2tb usb3 hard drive that is cheap and your problems that you think you have do not exist. when that fills up or is close then you buy another. Always separate your audio/video/etc from your main hard drive.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 02:22 PM   #6
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Go with the 27" iMac with 3TB Fusion Drive...
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