Omg which Mac do i get now???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by drexl5, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. drexl5 macrumors member

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    Im looking to buy a Mac. but i cant really decide which one to go with. Ive been stressing over this for weeks now and really good use some help. Right now all i do is make youtube videos of Video games (xbox 360) that i record via Hauppauge Hd pvr. ik the price is little much for that purpose but i can afford it. Ok my question is what do think the render times will be on each machine for a 720p HD video using Imovie or Final cut with h.264 encoding. i provided screen shots of the 3 configurations in the link below. I know that the mac pro or imac will be faster but i want to know how much faster and whether it justifies the increase price lack of display or loss portability.

    http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/drexl5/MacbookProi7.jpg?t=1281471115

    http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/drexl5/Imaci7.jpg?t=1281471115

    http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/drexl5/32macpro.jpg?t=1281471115
     
  2. rashhashan macrumors newbie

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    Ok just one question...What are you going to be using it for?? I saw Macbook Pro, an iMac, and a Mac Pro...all use different form factors, reach different audiences, and essentially provide different solutions (i,e, novice user, home/work user, gamer, professional/super user)

    So what is your uses for your future system? Also keep in mind the options you give are heavily off balance...for example... you mention on to of them a Core i7 Proc, but the other has a Xeon; You also only have 3GB on a Mac Pro but 4 GB of ram on your iMac and Macbook Pro; third, all three models are using drastically different graphics chipsets...each more powerful than the previous...So my question is why would you have a Xeon Processor with only 3GB of Ram and a great GPU but on the other hand have a macbook pro with substantial RAM yet a slower proc and [naturally] a slower gpu that is non upgradable. It all comes back to the question of what are you going to do with it?

    ::edit:: i just reread your OP and i see your uses. But the question still stands..Given what i said, what form factor would be best for you...and, also why the off balanced comparison?
     

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