(been lurking on this site for years, but first post)
I was looking for some buying tips, I have the possibility to buy a Mac Pro (mid 2010) for around 700 euros.
At the moment I have a Macbook Pro 15" early 2011 (quad core 2.3 Ghz i7 / 8GB ram ).
The main use of my macbook is music production, but lately I'm doing more and more video editing/rendering
Besides the fact that the HDD is constantly full, I feel like software like after effects CS5 are really sluggish..
I think I would call myself a "prosumer",
Do you guys think a Mac Pro is a wise decision? Or am I already spoiled with my macbook & I should just
buy external HDD's
If I would buy the Mac Pro I was planning to put more ram into it (currently it has 3GB).
What do you guys guess would at to the overall cost?
The specs are as followed:
Westmere Quad core 2.8
ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB
1GB 7200RPM HDD
http://www.appleserialnumberinfo.com/Desktop/index.php (Serial: CK12000WHF7)
I should also mention I'm planning to move more into the rendering 3D modelling
field in the future. Maya, Real Flow
Really curious to your opinions!