default mac pro config good enough for final cut studio?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by poohat1000, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. poohat1000 macrumors 6502

    poohat1000

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    #1
    can anyone reccomend what they would add / change to the default config on the current mac pros?

    I'm going to be doing less editing, but more motion graphics work.
     
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

    MacsRgr8

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    #2
    Get more RAM.
    The sweet spot of price / performance without too much maths for RAM = 1 GB per Core.
    Keep the ATi grfx, as it still outperforms all nVidia's ATM in Core Image, unless the just released Mac OS X 10.5.5 update / nVidia driver update has some serious magic in there...
    And try to figure out how much HD space will be needed. I assume the default 320 GB drive won't last you too long. But the Mac Pro has 3 extra S-ATA drive bays for you to play around with! :)
     

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