which mac for photoshop / 3d?

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  1. josheeee, Jun 29, 2011
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    josheeee macrumors newbie

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    I cannot decide between the iMac and the Mac Pro for photoshop work (digital painting) and motion graphics work (cinema4d/modo) as well as after effects. I don´t need portability so that rules out the mbp and I am also worried about heat issues. I know the mbp has heat issues with pro apps and my question is, does the iMac suffer the same?

    I just need something that will be fast enough and powerful enough for my needs and to run quietly. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks
     
  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    any imac should be more than capable, no need to go for a mac pro really unless you want it for other reasons as well.
     
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    it's not going to overheat or anything by using applications.
     
  5. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Typically, if you have to ask about the Mac Pro, then you don't need it.

    The iMac should work for ya, and I've never experienced any heat issues.
     
  6. SatyMahajan macrumors regular

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    iMac i7 (best for price/value)
    MacPro 6-core 3.33 (best for Photoshop)
    MacPro 12-core 2.93 (best for Cinema4D/modo rendering)

    If you already have a monitor (or monitors), I'd go with a Mac Pro 6-core and a 5870. That will keep you for quite some time. But you may want to wait a month or two as there may be new Mac Pros around the corner.
     

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