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Old 06-05-2019, 08:04 AM
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Default Ok help with new computer purchase since new MP is out

Hey gents, I have been wanting to upgrade from my pro cheese grater 3.33 6 core for awhile but held off for the new Mac Pro. Now that they've been announced, I don’t know if it’s for me. Seems a bit high priced just for an 8 core and not needing all the slots etc.

So that leaves me with:
Mac mini i7 (will this be big performance boost from what I have)
IMAC 8 core i9 (would like to use bigger screen ugh)
Hackintosh (seems like better specs for money but have no experience with one and don’t want to have a lot of problems)

Opinions? Especially if you have used some of these machines or just recently went threw same dilemma.
Will be running HD native and pro tools ultimate.
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:26 AM
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Don’t go hackintosh except if you love tinkering or know a close friend who can help you out.
That’s my advice
(I love to tinker and have made several hackintoshes)


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Old 06-06-2019, 07:26 AM
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Ok so Hackintosh is out so......
iMac vs Mac mini?

If iMac, which is best? I see not to go fusion drive but looks like a lot i9 8 cores come installed with one.
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Old 06-08-2019, 03:30 AM
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Default Re: Ok help with new computer purchase since new MP is out

If you only plan to use the box until the new cheesegraters are out, why not configure a nice new mac mini which you could sell in mint condition later this year?
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:51 AM
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Default Re: Ok help with new computer purchase since new MP is out

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Ok so Hackintosh is out so......
iMac vs Mac mini?

If iMac, which is best? I see not to go fusion drive but looks like a lot i9 8 cores come installed with one.
You can custom order with an ssd - you're not stuck with a Fusion drive.
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