iMac or Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Djconcise, May 15, 2017.

  1. Djconcise macrumors newbie


    Jun 2, 2016
    Greetings all,

    I'm deciding between thefollowing of what to get:

    2010-2012 Mac Pro Tower (Grey)
    (2) 3.46 GHz Westmere Processor 12 Core
    64GB Ram
    GTX 970 Nvidia 4GB Graphics Card
    512GB PCIe Flash Storage
    (4) TB of storage (1TB in each bay)
    USB C & USB 3.0 PCIe Expansion card
    (2) Dell P2715Q 27" 4K Monitors


    Late 2015 27" Retina 5K IMac
    4.0 GHz Quad Core i7 processor
    32GB Ram
    AMD Radeon R9 M395x 4GB Video Card
    512GB Flash Storage
    4 TB external Thunderbolt Storage
    (1) Apple Thunderbolt Display

    I do photography and work a lot with Photoshop and Lightroom. I also do music production using Ableton, Pro Tools, and Logic Pro. I render video at times but not too much.

    I know the Mac Pro is a later model but with all the upgrades it looks like it can still hold its own as regards to speed and power. This would cost me $4000.

    I also know the IMac is newer and the processors are faster and it also looks like it can hold its own in regards to power and speed. This model would cost me about $3200.

    Money isn't an option. I just wanted to see what your opinions on this are.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. lowendlinux Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    North Country (way upstate NY)
    Mac Pro simply because it'll run cooler but 4k is tough to swallow on a cheese grater.
  3. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
  4. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    The price on that Mac Pro is really high even with all of the hardware it is coming with.
  5. Kcetech1 macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2016
    Alberta Canada
    that MP price is VERY high. MAYBE 1700-1900 for the machine and under $1000 for those two monitors.

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