Mac or PC

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by newfielander, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. newfielander macrumors newbie

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    Guys I know this is a heavliy favored Mac user forum but I need you guys opinions as well. I will say I do own a PC ,its a HP 002 Blackbird and I have plans to upgrade or change.
    I have a question concerning which computer to purchase. I will be using the computer for editing ONLY.Which choice should I go with? This or something similar. All the while keeping my cost somewhere $1500.00 -2000.00
    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Apple-iMac-2...eptember-2013-Latest-Model-/...a492a59&_uhb=1

    Or rebuild my HP 002Blackbird keeping only the liquid cooling system and the power supply which is a Topower Powerbird TOP-1100W, and use these parts
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/newfielander/saved/3yj8

    Thanks for everyones input.
     
  2. kelon111 macrumors 6502

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    The first link is broken.

    If you are doing serious editing either get a Mac Pro or just upgrade your Windows based PC.
     
  3. koban4max macrumors 68000

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    Mac...obviously..yes?
     
  4. kelon111 macrumors 6502

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    The i7-4770K is faster than what the iMac uses and it can be overclocked.
     
  5. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Get a mac and then run Windows in VM. Best of both worlds and when Windows inevitable eats itself, just revert to snapshot for easy recovery.
     
  6. kelon111 macrumors 6502

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    How does Windows eat itself?
     
  7. jlehman macrumors member

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    Pc

    First link is broken. I would say look into the PC rebuild. Make sure your motherboard and cooling work with the newer socket. I would assume there wouldn't be any issues but you never know. Just do the research on the case. I don't know how proprietary it is. For the parts you posted you'd have to spend closer to $2000 to get that on the iMac side. With the iMac you are getting an excellent screen though. Personally I would look into a PC rebuild. Especially if you have all the software already working / licensed for PC.
     
  8. newfielander thread starter macrumors newbie

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