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Old 04-16-2018, 07:11 PM
Samanthas Dream Samanthas Dream is offline
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Default Re: iMac or Mac mini?

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Thank you for your offer, Eric.

I searched a little more, and I actually found a company here where I live (Denmark/Europe) that custom builds Mac 5.1 and 6.1. So I'm buying this one tomorrow:

Mac Pro 6.1
• 10 core 3Ghz Intel Xeon
• 32 GB 1600Mhz ECC RAM
• 500GB Pcie Flash SSD
• 6 thunderbolt 2 ports
• 4 USB3 ports
• 2 x AMD FirePro D300 with 2GB VRAM each

It will cost me 4000 USD. Anyone have any thoughts on this one?

Cheers,
Frank
I think you are getting massively ripped off unless you “Require” thunderbolt”.

You can easily build today, 5.1 12 core Mac Pro that will give you over 32,000 Geekbench score, which competes with the maxed out current MacPro trashcan. The trashcan, will outperform the Mac Pro I reference, in certain areas, but none of those are important as far as what we do dealing with audio.

How much would it cost to build a computer I’m talking about today, about $800.

If your workflow, requires, thunderbolt, then go ahead with the route you’re taking. If you can do what you want to do, in a PCIE based computer, you’d be flushing money down the drain going the route you’re looking at.
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Old 04-17-2018, 05:39 AM
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Default Re: iMac or Mac mini?

Argghh! I know you're right. I would go for the 5.1 anytime, but I DO NEED thunderbolts, as I have two UA Apollo 8 + the satellites.

I just found the same 6.1 machines in UK (on Ebay) with 64 GB ram and 1 TB SSD, but for the same price (4000 USD). So maybe I can squeeze the dealer here in Denmark a bit.
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