buying from the old batch : &saving some cash

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by viral, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. viral macrumors newbie

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    Hello there!

    I'm very tempted to purchase a 2006 (2.66 quad core xeon) mac pro instead of a 2008 macbook pro.

    I'm an Architecture student and will be using CS3 and C4D/modo type apps.

    Does this sound wise?

    The only setback i forsee is that the RAM runs at 666mHz. I need not portability but power and stability.

    Muchas gracias
     
  2. Saganomics macrumors newbie

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    If portability is not an issue and you can have both at about the same price, the Mac Pro makes more sense, as your render times will improve with a quad-core.

    A GPU upgrade for the Pro might be a good investment as well, as CS4 can utilize the abilities of a decent graphics card.
     
  3. viral thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cheers-

    is an old mac pro gonna be faster than a new imac too? that's another option... but maybe less future proof :)
     
  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    I wouldn't bother with the iMac. The ability to upgrade the internals alone is adequate reason. :)
     

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