Mac Pro, which to get?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by applereviewguy, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. applereviewguy macrumors regular

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    #1
    well I've been thinking, and thinking, and thinking some more. And I need a new Mac pro. Well used Mac pro :) I don't like eBay, so its powermax. I either gonna do this:
    Mac Pro
    2xQuad Core 2.8GHz Harpertown
    2GB RAM (bump it upto four)
    8800GT
    500GB
    2008

    Or

    Mac pro
    1XQuad Core 2.66Ghz Nehalem
    3GB RAM (bump upto 6GB)
    GT120
    640GB
    2009

    Well the 1st option is a year older, but has 8 cores instead of four. I use FCPX and motion with 1080p video, color correcting and loads of other stuff. Thanks:apple:
     
  2. cperry2 macrumors regular

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    Well as you say, if you use applications that can really take advantage of eight cores, then go for that.

    I also presume the 2008 is less expensive, which is money you can put towards upgrades.
     

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