Need an advice on setup/mac pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by DrDmg, May 27, 2012.

  1. DrDmg macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    Being a long time reader of these forums, this is my first post.

    Having just sold my whole computer setup that was outdated, I need to get a new one.

    I almost made up my mind, but I would like the opinion of others on this simply to compare.

    I have around a 4-5k budget to get myself a whole new setup.

    Being a student, an avid gamer and also doing a lot of video editing and processing,graphic work professionally, I was wondering what would be the best option for me.

    I am was thinking into buying a 13 inch mba for all my work on the go as I travel a lot during the week and a new Mac Pro if they update it soon as my main workstation on which i could dump all the more intense tasks.

    That being said I also considered the iMac, but the graphics card in there is a mobile version and I think that I could really benefit from the better processor of the mac pro.

    What is your take on this?

    Thank you for your advice!
     
  2. vaderhater245 macrumors 6502

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    If Apple doesn't ruin the MBP, I'd say get an Ivy 15" or 17" in the next few months. Then invest in a good 30" Monitor.
     
  3. mrxak macrumors 68000

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    Well, if I was buying now, I'd upgrade to the ATI Radeon HD 5870, certainly, then get a bunch of RAM from a third party to upgrade (Apple's RAM upgrade prices are a bit high, personally I'd recommend Crucial RAM). I'd figure out my storage needs, and then see how much is left in my budget. AppleCare is a pretty good idea, so get that. Any money leftover, get as beefy a CPU as I can.

    If you're waiting for the new Mac Pros, wait and see what comes out. You'd use pretty much the same strategy figuring out your model. Upgrade to best gaming-quality GPU, get a ton of third-party RAM, figure out your storage needs, and spend any leftover on a better CPU.
     

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