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Don Walker
I Got My New MacPro This Week!
on Jun 16, 2012 at 1:07:32 am

And I didn't need any cheap Chinese labor from Foxconn, I put it together all by myself! (with my wife cheering me on!)
The Recipe:
1. (1) 2008 8 core MacPro with 10GB of RAM
2. 8GB RAM upgrade kit from Crucial.
3. (1) ATI 5770 video card from my favorite VAR.
4. (1) BMD Intensity Pro

I thought about a new laptop or iMac, but I would have to buy a lot a peripherals to get my my 2 external RAIDS and 3 internal drives in my MacPro a new home. Plus a laptop is probably in the future but I wasn't ready to make it my primary editing computer (though I have no doubt it would perform better than my MP in most instances} So I just put some money into Ole Faithful and have been very pleased.

I wish I didn't have to buy the Intensity Pro, but I am in a 90% tapeless workflow, with only 1 client using DV which I bring in through my Sony HDV deck, and AJA has EOL my Kona Lhe, which I can't use with CS6 or FCPX, so I bought the cheapest good monitoring card I could. I don't expect to be editing on this setup in 2 years, but it should keep going until Apple releases it's next new Awesomeness!

don walker
texarkana, texas

John 3:16


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Bernard Newnham
Re: I Got My New MacPro This Week!
on Jun 16, 2012 at 9:55:37 am

"And I didn't need any cheap Chinese labor from Foxconn, I put it together all by myself!"

Every chip neatly soldered in by you...?

Bernie


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mark wilson
Re: I Got My New MacPro This Week!
on Jun 16, 2012 at 3:41:49 pm

Nice upgrade!!!


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Thomas Frank
Re: I Got My New MacPro This Week!
on Jun 18, 2012 at 9:31:06 am

"And I didn't need any cheap Chinese labor from Foxconn, I put it together all by myself!"

Yeah I don't get that ether??? Like nothing else in US comes from China huh?



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