Video Editors!! iMac 27" late 2013 vs 5K iMac (Final Cut, Adobe)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by misterpopotv, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. misterpopotv macrumors newbie

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    Greetings and salutations,

    I've been racking my head for the past week about getting a new mac. I'm a youtuber and I put up nearly 2-3 videos a day sometimes on my Non retina MBP 2012 with no upgrades. Its been 3 years and as I expand my channel and I'm starting to think about short films, music videos and more, I am in the market of a new buying a new mac. I want to eventually work with 4K but for now 4K on youtube unless its a short film seems overkill. I'm a noob when it comes to mac buts from what I researched I need RAM, Fusion Drive, Strong Graphics Card and a strong processor. I really want to cut down on the editing, rendering and exporting and increase my work follow. I've also read that I should be editing on an external drive so i considered the G-RAID Thunderbolt.

    After researching, the iMac I want to configure looks like this:
    -Late 2013 non retina iMac
    -i7 Processor
    -16GB RAM (Maybe 24GB?)
    -1TB Fusion Drive
    -NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4GB GDDR5 (Is there a big difference from the 775M 2GB)
    -I'm considering getting a G-RAID Thunderbolt 4GB*

    I also have Logic Pro, I do gaming videos using the elgato, I have mixing programs. I want to keep everything under $3000 if possible. I don't want to buy another mac for at least 4-5 years, I figure I can buy a 4K-5K display if I did video in that quality.

    I'm really lost on what to do. Do I even need an iMac or could an external drive fix my worries. Any and all help is appreciated!!
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I'd go for a 512GB SSD instead of the Fusion Drive. It's much faster.

    And yes, the 780M is much more powerful than the 775M in CUDA accelerated software.

    One thing is for sure - you definitely need a quad core i7. An i5 won't cut it because it doesn't have hyper threading. HT really speeds up rendering times.
     

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