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Hey everyone. Within a year or two, my church's youthgroup's soundbooth will be getting a new computer. Our Youth Pastor is a born again bonafide Mac-olyte. Seriously, iPhone, iPod, iPad, etc...

We currently have an iMac with a Core2Duo @ 2.4 GHZ and 2GB RAM @ 667.... The graphics card is an insult to all that graphics should be. I think it's an ATI 2600 something.

We need to replace this computer, and I (along with the other two sound-technicians) are STRONGLY gunning for a custom built PC. Our church is tight on money and we could REALLY use the savings on a custom built...

So anyway, I started pricing iMacs and Mac Pros. The cost of a RAM upgrade is absolutely hilarious, and we'd be paying literally three times more for a Mac.... So if anybody has any good pleas for me to make to him, let me know. I want to save us some money and get a better system, but I can't get through to his Apple-washed brain.
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post #2 of 8
How about simply showing him a build that performs better for half the price?? Make sure to simply show him simple comparisons:

iMac has a 2.4ghz dual core, your build has a quad core
iMac has a ATI 2600, your build has a 5770

I just made those up off of the top of my head but you get the picture.
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post #3 of 8
hackintosh at a church is sorta Ironic don't you think?

At a church setting, i actually recommend going Apple. ( I use to work for a production company doing audio/video)

Mainly because of the applications supported on this platform.

ProPresenter is the way to go, and last time i Looked it was only on OSX.
Just buy a Low end iMac and upgrade the RAM your self.

Also OSX has several Remote apps that work really well compared to windows based apps.

If you're set on windows, You could make a quad core system and a decent gfx for roughly $500-$600 bucks.
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post #4 of 8
Once again...if you build a computer for your church will you provide them tech support?

Yes Apple might be expensive but it might be simpler for the average user...it all depends.
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When it comes down to sound and video editing, Mac is the way to go.... sorry man gotta support this one.
 
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post #6 of 8
show him a benchmark of sony vegas benchmark between
a mac and a custom built i7 of the same price.
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Budget?
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whats the memory upgrades cost, what does the machine need to be cable of?

HACKINTOSH DISCUSSIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THESE FORUMS. REVIEW THE TOS, AND ADMINS NOTE.
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