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Jason Boucher
Re: what is your Rig like?
on Aug 21, 2008 at 3:08:57 am

I have to agree on the Mac tip. I've worked with both PC and Mac through the years and as far as stability goes, Mac wins hands down. I've never considered the resale/value retention aspect, but a simple ebay check will prove that.

My original rig was a Mac Dual Core 2.3 G5 with a Kona 3 and 5GB of RAM. I ran AE 6.5, 7.0 and CS3 on it with no problems. Some comps got bogged down, but it was a workhorse.

I've recently upgraded to an 8 core MacPro with 16 GB of RAM, same Kona 3 and a 512 GFX card. This machine screams. It renders at least 3x faster than my G5. IT's running Leopard and I bump all my comps up to 16bit now as my machine can handle the extra depth. Multiprocessor rendering will change your world.

Bottom line is get as much as you can afford. Mac isn't perfect, but to me it blows away Windows. I had trouble running basic programs with windows at times. But hey, you can't beat the price. Spend the savings on RAM, RAIDS and tech support.

Good luck!

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