Another which Mac Pro thread

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MattSepeta, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. MattSepeta macrumors 65816


    Jul 9, 2009
    375th St. Y
    I am looking to buy a Mac Pro, was wondering which kind to look for? I use my current 17" 2011 mbp 2.2 i7 for photoshop work, processing huge sets of wedding photos in aperture 3, and video work in premiere cs6.

    I'd like it to fit the following criteria:
    - faster processor than my Mbp
    - ability to accept a modern 2gb Vfx card to speed up aperture
    - possibility to upgrade to USB 3? Will be bringing large aperture weddings between workstation and laptop.
    - around $2200

    Any model numbers to check out? Thanks
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. Tesselator macrumors 601


    Jan 9, 2008
    If it were me with your usage profile I would get he MP4.1 with dual procs in a base configuration.

    I would then order a GTX 670 or 680 and some inexpensive RAM (32GB $250).

    That should cut it! Then in a year or two I would upgrade the processors to keep it current with the speeds of other offerings.

    You should be able to get all that (less the procs) for around $1,200 or so.

    Personally I wouldn't use a Hackintosh for work. Their fine for hobby and dual-boot gaming and you certainly can use it for work (if you want) but it wouldn't be for me. It seems you're running a business and in your shoes I would want the on-site service which comes from purchasing legit builds.

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