New 2010 iMac or 2006 Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by carmo92, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. carmo92 macrumors newbie

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am asking for your opion on something, I was thinking about purchasing a 2006 mac pro with the following specs:
    Two 3GHz dual-core Intel Xeon processors (quad-core total)
    4GB AppleRam 667Mhz DDR2FB Dimm ECC with Heat Sinks (4 x 512MB + 2 x 1 GB (2-open slots))
    ATI Radeon X1900XT 512 MB (2 x dual-link DVI) advanced graphics card
    1 X 250GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive
    1 x 500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive
    1 x SuperDrive
    AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi Card
    Mac Pro Power cord
    Apple Keyboard
    Mighty Mouse
    DVI to VGA adapter
    USB keyboard extension cable
    Install/restore DVDs
    Printed and electronic documentation.
    AND 30" cinema display all for $2,700 (AUD)

    but since apple just released their new iMacs im tempted to get one of those instead. What do you think would be a better choice (I would get the top of the line 27" iMac for AUD$2599 ). The only reason im stalling is because the hardware is 4 years old so i dont know if it would just be better to buy the newest imac .

    I would be using it mainly for video editing and photoshop etc as well some 3D design. I would also be later purchasing a secondary monitor.

    Thanks, Carmo92 :)
     
  2. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    Sydney, Australia
    #2
    Go with the iMac.

    There wouldn't be much advantage, if any, for you to buy a 4 year old machine for what you want to do.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    #3
    New iMac is a lot faster so unless expandability is very crucial, get the iMac.
     

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