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www.apple.com/macpro

Wait for the 8-core machines. They should be here soon. And for the love of God use Final Cut Pro.
LOL a Mac....

What do you need more than 4 Conroe cores for? I don't think there's any point of going for a server type setup. The server will need expensive things like ECC Ram.
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post #12 of 232
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I would stay single CPU for now and go with a lot of RAM and a nice GPU.

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Bigval: I mean no offense, but that's a terrible build.
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For video editing, I'm partial to Macs as well. Final Cut Pro is the shiznit. Seriously.

If you want to stay with a custom built, then look around the various video editing websites. Many companies build excellent workstations.

And I have to be honest, they will know what you need more than someone on overclock.net who will just throw out random recommendations simply because it's the most expensive product available.

Also, don't forget to budget in a TV for testing.
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www.apple.com/macpro

Wait for the 8-core machines. They should be here soon. And for the love of God use Final Cut Pro.

that was our other option but they seemed a little too expensive for the power and so we looked into avid but we are still unsure about what program to use and we know we have a guy at the church who will sign the computer which would allow us to put avid on it so that wouldn't be so much of a problem
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Why don't people understand that you get better performance if you spend $3000 three times spread a year apart, then $9000 once.

I would also suggest waiting for a Mac Pro octo, they are zee ****e when it comes to video editing.
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go whith what selecto says mac pro is the one and only way to go for multimedia
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Bigval: I mean no offense, but that's a terrible build.
How is it a terrible build?

You call mine terrible and then recommend a woodcrest based MAC. Alright. Lets buy a church a MAC so that they all need to learn how to use it. If they already have a Mac, then ok. Most people know windows a LOT more than they know mac.
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do you think that i would be able to get an octo core mac pro system for 7k? can you build a mac? would it be cheaper?
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I wish I were you right now! Lol.
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Ummm, don't think you can build Macs... but why would you want to? Apple does things right... You couldn't buy an octo-core Mac for under $7k, though.
    
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