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jim brodie
Mac Pro Upgrade Advice
on Oct 4, 2013 at 8:51:04 am

Hi folks,

I'm about to upgrade my five year old Mac Pro Quad core 3.0 that I use for video production editing. Its been a solid machine but I'm finding I'm getting bogged down in rendering graphics and compressing Mpeg 4s. Currently I've got two options, a 2.4 12 core (August 2012) or a 2.93 8 core (2009 vintage). The price difference is about $500. Do you think the newer 12 core is the better choice? I'm assuming I'll also get all the needed RAM and a new Samsung SSD 840 pro to jolt my productivity.


Your wisdom and experience is appreciated.

All the Best,

Jim


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Michael Phillips
Re: Mac Pro Upgrade Advice
on Oct 4, 2013 at 12:10:30 pm

For some reason, I have a feeling that the new MacPro will come out this month, either with or near the OS X Mavericks release. But then again, maybe not. But if you can 4-6 weeks, there will more used systems being sold which may bring more competitive pricing, or you may opt for a new one.

But between these two, the 2012 model is the way to go.


Michael


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jim brodie
Re: Mac Pro Upgrade Advice
on Oct 7, 2013 at 8:15:18 pm

Thank you for your advice. It is much appreciated!



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