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


    Nov 11, 2005
    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


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    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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