Torn Between three Machines... Need advice (for editing)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by damir662, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. damir662 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all.

    I need to upgrade to a mobile editing solution so I'm into buying a MBP. I am curretly looking at three models.

    The early 2012
    2,4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
    AMD Radeon HD 6770 1GB
    8GB Ram 1333MHz
    750GB SATA Hard Drive 5400-rpm

    The late 2012
    2,3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
    4 GB 1 600 MHz
    500 GB hårddisk 5 400 rpm
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 512 MB

    Late 2012
    2,6 Quad i7
    8GB 1600 MHz
    750gb 5400 rpm
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1 GB

    To all of the above I want to put in 16GB 1600Mhz RAM and 256SSD

    the top one is the cheapest with the price rising in the same order.

    Im doing editing and after effects so I'm mainly wondering if its better with nvidia gt 650m 512mb or amd 6770m 1gb?

    Also... for the price of the upgraded Late 2,6 Quad (after I installed SSD and RAM) I can buy a 15' 512SSD, 16GB retina but I dont like the limited upgrade options. I like to be able to change things myself (battery, ram etc) and in a retina everythings soldered to the board.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. MacBookLady macrumors newbie

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    A mobile editing solution ? Then choose the Late 2012 - 2,6 Quad i7
    8GB 1600 MHz; 750gb 5400 rpm; NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1 GB

    If editing in Adobe After Effects -
    Yes, the NVIDA GT650 is better and is recognized by Adobe.
    Yes, you should upgrade to 16 GB of RAM.

    In my latest Blu-Ray project, a 5 minute clip in Adobe After Effects CS6 stalled during render (did not complete) with 8 GB RAM, but was able to complete clip render in under 3 hours with 16 GBs.

    Also, recommend at least 2 external Source & Render Firewire-800 Hard Drives, but you will work even faster with 2 external Thunderbolt Hard Drives.

    I have the latest iMac 27 with the NVIDA GT680 - and the same 5 minute clip was rendered in nearly real time with Adobe After Effects CS6. Sweet.
     
  3. damir662 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Thank you so much for your input I really appreciate it!!

    I also hate you a little bit for mentioning the last thing about the iMac 27' since I just sold my 2010 iMac 27' for a mobile editing solution. Loved that computer but it was getting too slow with only 512mb video card.

    For rendering purposes I have been using 2x1TB 7200rpm disks in raid 0 FW800 enclosre. Besides the ram upgrade I was considering putting in an SSD drive.

    Does your iMac have a SSD drive? I haven't worked with an SSD drive. What are your impressions`?
     

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