Hi there just looking for some hardware advice,
I am in need of a new Mac Pro and trying to decide what is the most economical, and if the extra cores are really necessary for the work I do. I mainly work in the Adobe Suite, along with the FCP suite, and occasionally working with a bit of Maya. I have been reading benchmark scores and reading up other forums, but just wanted to see if anybody had any real world insight before I pull the trigger on one.
There is quite a few different options, but I have narrowed it down to these two,
One 3.33GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon “Westmere” (6 cores) w/32gb of third party RAM. ATI 5870 (appox. $4860)
Two 2.66GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon “Westmere” (12 cores) w/32gb of third party RAM. ATI 5870 (appox. $6000)
Also am planning on using two G-tech es Pros in a raid 5. Along with a rocket in the future.
Any personal experience or advice would be awesome. Thanks!
Also since I will be using an external raid, what do people do with the internal HDD bays? Archiving/Storage or nothing?