New Mac Mini/desktop purchase

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by unravel1, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. unravel1 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking at buying or building a desktop computer soon. Basically just looking for a decently powerful machine to run MacOS primarily, and potentially Linux or Windows through boot camp. Ableton Live 9 is the most intensive program I use. I was looking at the new Mac Mini, but it seems obvious that I might be able to build a more capable machine for less money. Any opinions or advice? I'd be interested to hear your recommended setups for this situation.

    Kind regards,
    G
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5

    Fishrrman

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    Can Ableton (Mac version) utilize multiple CPU's?

    If so, hunting down a late-2012 i7 2.3 or 2.6ghz might be an option...
     
  3. cinealta macrumors 6502

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    If Ableton is like Logic and can take advantage of multiple cores then you need a quad i7. Look for a 2012 refurb.
     
  4. unravel1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes it does support multi-core processing. Might look into a refurbished 2012 model then. Much appreciated, thanks.
     

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