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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rjheys, Jan 18, 2009.
Neither, because they're both due for updates. The iMac will be updated first.
If you only have those two options and aren't going to upgrade later on I would go with the iMac.
With iMovie '09, the preview renders are just overlays done with the graphics card -- it's the final render that's CPU intensive.
2GB of RAM just doesn't go that far these days, plus with HD video, you'll soon learn to appreciate the 1TB disk, even if another improvement of iMovie '09 is to just reference the video clips (i.e., the video exists on disk in one copy, even if you use a clip in several projects).
FWIW, I'm in the same thoughts as you are, except I'm waiting for an updated QC iMac before making up my mind.
Primary uses being photography and HD video editing.
Don't forget to allow for the cost of a quality monitor to go with the Mac Pro.
Lol you could get a better pc for half the price.
Of a Mac Pro? I think not.
Yes. The ram, hard disk and graphics card would be like £250 tops. Motherboard and cpu are pretty cheap to probably around £350
Mhmm... Do you know the price of Harpertown chips?
You dont really need it for video editing. Graphics card should be the most expensive.
Do you know the price of the Quadro FX 5600/5800?
The mac doesn't have that. I said build a better one. Not the best one.
I vote the iMac, with any luck, it'll have these new processors.
Jezz pal, where you shop? I just spent near £1000 on two graphics cards,
and that doesn't include the mobo, chip and ram!! Nor does it include my 1.2Kw PSU.
Yeah... they do.