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Theenlightened06

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Guys,
I am really sorry, if this is a repost. But I am heavily Confused here. I was an Old Hack Mac user so I would like to clarify I aint a Noob.


The Thing is I am Into MUSIC production, And my upgraded mac book black is kinda lagging out on me.

I really want to know If I should wait for the 2012 refresh or build my own machine. If so can anyone gimme the list of the best rig i can Build designed for specifically for Audio.

Thanks A lot.

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Personally I would build my own.
This way you can buy a dedicated soundcard and run midi inputs etc. No chance of that with an iMac.

iMacs arent particularly quick and are very limited in terms of RAM.

For the price of a bottom spec 21.5" you could build a 'Mac' that would wipe the floor with a top spec 27" iMac.

e.g.
Geekbench scores
iMac (27-inch Mid 2011)
Intel Core i7-2600 3.4 GHz (4 cores)
11581

The 'Mac' in my signature:
i7 920 @ 3.4GHz:
11996
@3.8GHz
13200
and it cost me less that £1000 to put that together (about a year and a half ago).
It also has 6 RAM DIMMS, 7 expansion ports (3 PCI E 16), a shed load of USB ports, 2 Ethernet ports, a decent firewire port, 6 3.5mm audio outputs, 1 digital out.





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