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Here a few things to consider about the excellent choice... the Mac... /sarcasm

For these specs:

2 Dual Core CPUS at 3ghz each.
4GB Ram (667MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM. VERY expensive to upgrade)
4x500GB
Quadro GPU
2x 20inch LCDs
2 Opticals Drives
Server OS

Grand TOTAL: $9,438.00 (NO Protection Plan, NO software.)

Yeah, a good choice. 4 cores (two CPUS, more heat, more power). ECC ram (slower). Raid? Who knows...

You think the above setup is BETTER than mine selecto? Ha Ha Ha
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post #22 of 232
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Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post
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.
The man's right.

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post #23 of 232
Here's what Apple can offer you:

Mac Pro dual 3.0GHz Woodcrest cores (probably will be upgraded to 2x 2.66GHz Clovertown cores before long)
4GB RAM (4 1GB sticks, i would get 4 more from Crucial if/when the machine needs an upgrade)
4x 500GB Seagate drives (get them off Newegg for cheap, substitute 750GB drives, take the 160GB drive home and keep it)
X1900XT (Great for Apple Motion)
30" Apple Cinema Display
Final Cut Studio

Under 9k. You will not outclass that build. I will assure you.
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post #24 of 232
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***? A server OS? Grow a head before pricing a computer.
Ok well seeing as its A SERVER I figured a server OS would go hand in hand. Remove the OS and save $500. We're just under 9K now. Still wont touch my build.

Go back and read my post please. The edited version.
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post #25 of 232
You build one that can even come close to a $7,000 Custom Rig...
What's going to be in it?

-2x2.66GHz Xeon Processors
-4x1GB DDR2 Ram
-2TB of Storage (4x500GB)
-Two Optical Drives
-nVidia Quadro 4500
-Apple 30" Monitor

Total:
$8,741

That's with a Quadro FX4500, not a FX5400. That's with an 2x771 Motherboard, and it's still $1,700 overbudget.

Mac... totally.
Why don't you grow a head before you speak?
Please get a Mac 30" Monitor for $1,999 for a Dell 30" for $1,200.
Yeah, MAC FTW. Totally.

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post #26 of 232
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ninja_Boy View Post
You build one that can even come close to a $7,000 Custom Rig...
What's going to be in it?

-2x2.66GHz Xeon Processors
-4x1GB DDR2 Ram
-2TB of Storage (4x500GB)
-Two Optical Drives
-nVidia Quadro 4500
-Apple 30" Monitor

Total:
$8,741

That's with a Quadro FX4500, not a FX5400. That's with an 2x771 Motherboard, and it's still $1,700 overbudget.

Mac... totally.
Why don't you grow a head before you speak?

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post #27 of 232
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Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post
Ok well seeing as its A SERVER I figured a server OS would go hand in hand. Remove the OS and save $500. We're just under 9K now. Still wont touch my build.

Go back and read my post please. The edited version.
Fine. Now why in hell do you need a 1500 dollar Quadro? Why would you pay Apple's prices for hard drives? Why do you need 2 optical drives?

Any moron knows these things, you just (I don't know why) have something against Apple, and it shows.
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post #28 of 232
Yo Selecto, what are Quadro's for eh? Just to save you some time they are made specifically for video editing/prodution work.
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post #29 of 232
Who said this thing was a server? ECC? RAID 5? The man wants a high end graphics workstation...

Just get a Kentsfield, or if you must buy everything and let the insides collect dust for 15 years before buying another I suggest going with multiple clovertowns.

A mac?... they're just PC's now folks. *slow overpriced PC's though*

edit: if he's cutting together movies he really doesn't need Quatros or FireGL for that matter, practically any video card will do. Video editing is done in a CPU whereas video rendering (specifically 3D) is done GPU.
    
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post #30 of 232
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamakazi View Post
Yo Selecto, what are Quadro's for eh? Just to save you some time they are made specifically for video editing/prodution work.
Wrong. They're for Stereo 3D and CGI graphics. Not video editing.
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