My new silver monster Apple

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Sniper X, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    I have it on my bench today getting all the downloads and such. It is a MAC PRO 12 core, 3.06 processors, 64g ram, 2tb on board, 27in cineama display, and a 4tb firewire drive, pretty friggin fast so far. Downloading FCP X, Compressor, and motion.

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  2. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    And for only a year of house payments!

    j/k -- sorta.

    Have fun with the new toy.
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  3. Jonnylotto

    Jonnylotto All out of care

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    All that and you chintzed out on the display? :lol3
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  4. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    yeah, hasta fit on a small edit desk....and it is too slow going with two displays after you get used to using one. I edit in half the time using the one display since I learned that way.
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  6. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    64G, 30 years ago I had an AppleII + with 64k of ram and that was amazing. That 64G probably cost less adjusted for inflation than 64k did 30 years ago.
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  7. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    It does.
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    bobobob badbadbad

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    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    I am going to do almost nothing but edit video on it.
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  10. Drifting Fate

    Drifting Fate Been here awhile

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    My little MacBook Pro seems so insignificant.
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  11. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    I assume you need all that horsepower for your editing stuff, but I'm curious if an off-the-shelf iMac could do it, and if so what differences you'd have between them.
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  12. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    The box I'm using right now only has 333mb of ram. :lol3
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  13. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    I have an early '08 (8 core, 16 GB of RAM) and it is still faster than most desktops being sold today. The boot drive went bad so I bought an SSD, but haven't stuck it in. I run three displays off it - a 30" and two 24". I code, so this works fine for me.

    I need the RAM less than I need the CPUs - I run multiple VMs to work in. OSX as the host, Linux and different versions of Windows depending on the project.

    For what they are, MacPros are fairly competitive in price - try pricing a Wintel machine with 4 to 12 cores with up to 64 GB of RAM capacity and 5 drive bays, and able to drive 6 displays. Finally, find one that will run OSX.

    House payments? Two. And I will earn it back in less than a month. Plus it is tax deductible.
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    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    Mostly the differences are RAM and drive and video display expansion capacity.
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    These days not a lot except for heavy rendering and such when needed in things like multiple layers and so on. Plus the faster the box, the faster the video format (codec) conversions and such as well. I work with Panasonic P2 in all the HD DVC PRO formats as well as AVEC Intra, and also will use both AVCCAM and at times even formats (file structures) from DSLR's of both Canon and Panasonic persuasion.
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    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    SWEET, way to make a guy with a 160 IQ feel dumb as a rock Dude.
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