DeleteI think some of this depends on which NLE you use. FCPX takes advantage of AMD, which promotes 2 and 3. So if video is the primary use then that's a consideration.
I think I would choose 3. New/supported. Upgradeable in RAM and egpu and external TB disks. But this is based on overall supportability, and video editing. I am less informed on bootcamp and AutoCAD for these options.
Hello, so I am in the market for a Mac desktop to run video editing and 3D rendering along with AutoCAD and bootcamp. I have the option of an upgraded Mac Tower or Can or a Mac Mini. My problem is that is it even wise to spend that much money on seven year old tech. The 2019 Mac Pro is out of my budget, and I do not like the iMac design at all. Let me know if there are any alternatives I haven't covered either
Here are my options
Option #1 Mac Pro Tower 2012 $1350
Dual Xeon x5690 3.46 12 core
32GB Ram ddr3 1333mhz
GTX 1080 TI
Option #2 Mac Pro Can 2013 $2000
Intel Xeon e5-1650 v2
Dual Firepro D500
Option #3 Mac Mini 2018 $1600
External RX 580 GPU
... transition to ARM.