Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Additional Resources

Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Pro Tools Hardware > Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac)

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-16-2018, 07:11 PM
Samanthas Dream Samanthas Dream is offline
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: At Home
Posts: 89
Default Re: iMac or Mac mini?

Originally Posted by Frank of Denmark View Post
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?

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.
15 years as PTHD User, Protools 2018 Ultimate, 24 Channel iCon D-Command, Avid Omni, Lynx Aurora 16, (2) BLA Modified 192 I/O’s, DigiPre, Way Too Many Outboard Compressors/EQ’s/ETC, where did all my money go????
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 05:39 AM
Frank of Denmark Frank of Denmark is offline
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Copenhagen (Denmark)
Posts: 92
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.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
i7 MAC MINI or IMAC i7 davemartone Pro Tools 12 21 03-06-2017 06:03 AM
New Mac Mini, iMac, or old Mac Pro for Pro Tools? redhotnate Pro Tools Software (Mac) 2 01-01-2013 08:19 PM
Mac Mini, Mac Mini Server, or iMac? fretcruiser Pro Tools Software (Mac) 5 06-17-2012 10:37 PM
Mac Mini vs. iMac williamsboard 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 3 09-09-2007 03:26 PM
iMac G5 vs. Intel Mac Mini? ArtGarceau 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 0 08-12-2006 07:13 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:49 PM.

Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com