Recommend older Mac Pro for my needs

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kpritcha13, May 13, 2008.

  1. kpritcha13 macrumors member

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    Hey guys! I plan to get a Cannon HV20 to record about 15 minutes of podcasts. Right now I have a 15" 2.2 Core2Duo MBP but I'm looking for something more powerful to edit the video. I want to buy a refurbished/used Mac Pro to run Final Cut and be able to edit the HD video smoothly. My budget is $2200. Can you recommend a system?

    Open Box Factory Refurbished Mac Pro 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors

    Would this one work for me after installing more ram and maybe another hard drive?
     
  2. kpritcha13 thread starter macrumors member

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    no response?

    Really no one can help me?

    Can you at least tell me which of these refurbished systems from Apple would be best for my needs?

    Refurbished Mac Pro Quad 2.66GHz Intel Xeon
    Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors
    1GB (2 x 512MB) memory (667MHz DDR2 fully-buffered DIMM ECC)
    250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7200 rpm hard drive
    16x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT graphics with 256MB memory
    $1999

    Refurbished Mac Pro with One 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    One 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor
    2GB (2 x 1GB) of 800MHz DDR2 ECC fully buffered DIMM
    320GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7200-rpm hard drive
    16x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256MB (two dual-link DVI ports)
    $1999
     
  3. JeffDM macrumors 6502a

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    There are a couple problems with the request, one is that maybe this forum doesn't have that much traffic, and another, there's some risk in making a recommendation.

    Personally, I'd go with the second one. It's faster & bigger at everything except front side bus speed, one 1.66GHz FSB vs two 1.33GHz FSBs.
     
  4. gazfocus macrumors 68000

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    Hey. I personally would go the Refurbished 2.8GHz Quad Core as it is the 2008 Mac Pro and has a higher spec for the price, then buy some extra ram with your extra $200 budget.
     

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