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You are. The Mac comes w/ a 160GB drive, so you can expand normally. You won't void the warranty doing that.

Re: the Quadro: This is video editing, not heavy Maya/Shake production. A Quadro is a complete waste of money.

And teh drives? No application can burn 2 discs at a time, even on Windows.
O RLY? Jeez that CD duplicator upstairs must be making a lot of coasters then...
    
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Get:

Dell 30" Widescreen Monitor - $1,200
G. Skill DDR2 667 4GB (2x2GB Kit) - $480
Asus P5B-Deluxe P965 Motherboard - $180
PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1kW - $600
4x500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 - $840
Intel Core 2 Quad QX6700 Processor - $1,000
PNY FX5400 512MB Video Editing GPU - $1,200

Total: $6,200. AND, still room to upgrade to 8GB.

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O RLY? Jeez that CD duplicator upstairs must be making a lot of coasters then...
YARLY.

DVD duplicators don't use Windows.
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Man... I knew it would eventually come to this...

It always has to turn into a frickin flame war with these Mac / PC arguments. Jeeze people, just grow a pair and let the other guy speak without demeaning his intelligence (this goes for Val and selctodude equally) There is no reason to talk down on someone because you disagree. Just each give your say and let the guy who started the thread make the decision...

And ninja boy seems to have the best build, in my eyes. However, I don't do video editing, but for the price you can't really beat it. Heck, you might even be able to game on that thing...
    
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And teh drives? No application can burn 2 discs at a time, even on Windows.
Nero man, Nero.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=154824
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post #46 of 232
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Get:

Dell 30" Widescreen Monitor - $1200
G. Skill DDR2 667 4GB (2x2GB Kit) - $480
Asus P5B-Deluxe P965 Motherboard - $180
PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1kW - $600
4x500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 - $840
Intel Core 2 Quad QX6700 Processor - $1000
PNY FX5400 512MB Video Editing GPU - $1,200

Total: $6,200. AND, still room to upgrade to 8GB.

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i went to alot of sites where they make custom builds for people and they had ALOT of pc based computers running dual quad core CPUs so we decided as a group that if that fits into the budget then that's the way we should go.
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YARLY.

DVD duplicators don't use Windows.
Haha... I just opened up two instances of Alcohol 120% and it lets me start two burns no problem. I'd take a video of me doing it for you but I only have 1 optical drive installed.

My new thoughts are:

Leave out the GPU for now. Talk to them and see if its something they want. Go with two monitors for easy usage. One for viewing and one for working even.
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I doubt 8 cores will be utilized for a long time, but I guess if you want the thing to last like 10 years or more, then go for it, it couldn't hurt. However, server RAM is slower and more expensive, so keep that in mind when you make your purchases.
    
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i went to alot of sites where they make custom builds for people and they had ALOT of pc based computers running dual quad core CPUs so we decided as a group that if that fits into the budget then that's the way we should go.
Because it's a smart move hardware wise. Many opt for server boards and ECC RAM as well. If you want two terabytes of storage, then what's the point in not doing everything possible to ensure nothing happens to it?

You can see what I mean already. People are just recommending the most expensive parts because your budget is so high. They aren't going to cater to what you want this workstation to do.

And again I say, don't forget to budget in a TV for testing.
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