Replacing my 2006 MP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by PaulCon, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. PaulCon macrumors member

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    Right, I've had enough messing around with this MP to get it working with newer versions os OS X and having no boot screen, basically I'm after a new (second hand) mac but unsure which to do for, I've just got a new GoPro Hero 4 and my MP struggles with 1080p @ 60fps so need something that can cope with that and doesn't take an age to convert/export, I'm no expert editing expert but do like to dabble with GoPro Studio and sometimes simple projects in FCP X.

    What would you guys recommend on a budget of about £500-600? I've seen some 2010 MP 5,1's or 2014 2.6 i5 Mac Mini's for that price, the iMac's are still expensive though as a late 2012 27" 3.2 i5 are going for £700 still here in the UK
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    At that price point I reccomend a PC....
     
  3. Synaesthesia242 macrumors member

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    A Mac with decent graphics and an SSD is what you want. Firstly try upgrading your Mac with an SSD, it can makes a colossal difference. Gosh a 27" iMac for £700 is pretty perfect really. Much better value than a mini.
     
  4. PaulCon thread starter macrumors member

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    I had an ssd in it with Mavericks installed but the hdd broke and now I'm trying to upgrade from ML to Mavericks/Yosemite via SFOTT but it won't boot via USB drives, problem is cos it's non efi card (non flashed 5770) I get a black screen until booted into OS X
     

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