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Tom Daigon
Hello PC, my old friend."
on Jun 13, 2012 at 3:13:54 am

"Hello PC, my old friend."Read about my journey from PC to Mac and back, the decisions and choices made along the way http://magazine.creativecow.net/article/hello-pc-the-journey-to-mac-and-bac...

Tom Daigon
PrP / After Effects Editor
http://www.hdshotsandcuts.com
Mac Pro 3,1
8 core
10.7.3
Nvidia Quadro 4000
24 gigs ram
Maxx Digital / Areca 8tb. raid
Kona 3


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John Cuevas
Re: Hello PC, my old friend."
on Jun 13, 2012 at 1:17:51 pm

Thanks for the article, Tom. I've been running into my own problems with creating a new system for CS6 and appreciate the recommendation of Puget Systems, looks like I might be able to get the computer I want rather than the one HP has been trying to sell me.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
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"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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Tom Daigon
Re: Hello PC, my old friend."
on Jun 13, 2012 at 1:23:25 pm

Your welcome. I hope it helps you make a decision you are happy with!

Tom Daigon
PrP / After Effects Editor
http://www.hdshotsandcuts.com
Mac Pro 3,1
8 core
10.7.3
Nvidia Quadro 4000
24 gigs ram
Maxx Digital / Areca 8tb. raid
Kona 3


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Hello PC, my old friend."
on Jun 13, 2012 at 3:14:00 pm

Thanks for sharing Tom but I'm left wondering why the lack of an SSD for OS/cache/previews and the need for a Maximus setup.

Have you seen the AE ray-tracing results here -> https://twitter.com/rendernyc/status/208421894792298496/photo/1/large

No Maximus config on that list but the cost of such a setup is questionable for AE. Perhaps it'll be more advantageous for PPro but for AE it's way unnecessary.

Cheers
RoRK

Intensive AE & Mocha Training in Singapore and Malaysia
Adobe ACE/ACI (version 7) & Imagineer Systems Inc Approved Mocha Trainer


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Tom Daigon
Re: Hello PC, my old friend."
on Jun 13, 2012 at 3:26:10 pm

Hi Roland. Between the size of storage and the price point, using SSDs at his time doesnt seem warranted.Especially since the system Ive configured is costing me a bundle as it is.

The Maximus system is meant to enhance performance in BOTH PrP and AE.

I have seen Juan & Danny's chart. After lots of consideration I dont see myself doing a lot of ray tracing in AE when Zax Proanimaor does more and looks better.

But for the little I do the Maximus should give it a good boost.

Admittedly, I am still open to options when it comes to the GPU. To bad the K2Nvidia Kepler card isnt due out until next year. That might address all my needs better.0

Tom Daigon
PrP / After Effects Editor
http://www.hdshotsandcuts.com
Mac Pro 3,1
8 core
10.7.3
Nvidia Quadro 4000
24 gigs ram
Maxx Digital / Areca 8tb. raid
Kona 3


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Walter Soyka
Re: Hello PC, my old friend."
on Jun 13, 2012 at 4:49:53 pm

[Tom Daigon] "Hi Roland. Between the size of storage and the price point, using SSDs at his time doesnt seem warranted."

I wouldn't use SSD for all storage -- but for the boot volume and for AE's disk cache, it would offer a serious speed boost.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
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Tom Daigon
Re: Hello PC, my old friend."
on Jun 13, 2012 at 4:52:47 pm

I did consider those options as well it Walter. But the $13,0000 cost for the machine needed not to go up in price anymore. :D

Tom Daigon
PrP / After Effects Editor
http://www.hdshotsandcuts.com
Mac Pro 3,1
8 core
10.7.3
Nvidia Quadro 4000
24 gigs ram
Maxx Digital / Areca 8tb. raid
Kona 3


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Walter Soyka
Re: Hello PC, my old friend."
on Jun 13, 2012 at 4:54:28 pm

[Tom Daigon] "I did consider those options as well it Walter. But the $13,0000 cost for the machine needed not to go up in price anymore. :D"

Fair enough! It does get expensive fast.

Also, SSD storage is an easy thing to upgrade later, after your wallet has recovered.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
Creative Cow Forum Host: Live & Stage Events


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Tom Daigon
Re: Hello PC, my old friend."
on Jun 13, 2012 at 4:56:15 pm

Exactly. I tried to include all the really necessary components to give me speed and versatility.

Tom Daigon
PrP / After Effects Editor
http://www.hdshotsandcuts.com
Mac Pro 3,1
8 core
10.7.3
Nvidia Quadro 4000
24 gigs ram
Maxx Digital / Areca 8tb. raid
Kona 3


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