Stupid Question but Asking Anyway: Mac Pro

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Mar 2 2016 8:54 PM
I'm looking at purchasing a 6 core Mac Pro with 1TB of flash storage, the stock dual graphics chip, and between 32-64GB RAM. How well will Logos "scream" on this machine? Thanks!

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Aaron W | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2016 3:02 AM

You will be pleased. :)

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Stephen Steele | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2016 3:10 AM

I recently got a 5k imac. The only thing that isn't pretty much instantaneous is trying to mouse-over a commentary in passage guide. It's like the program can't keep up with the speed of the computer. You have to wait for every commentary in between to have its background lit up as it tries to catch up with where the mouse is. 

This video demonstrates it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rjpvu7gk4a03jju/5kslow2.mov?dl=0

Just a minor frustration though. The best thing is that you don't even notice the program indexing!

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2016 9:01 AM

You might want to wait, or not, Apple's possible this month refresh is imminent. If there's a great price deal, I'd go for it.

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2016 4:11 PM

I have until around the end of March to make up my mind. They're offering me the config in the $4,600-4,700 price range (which is really good). 

I was going to go with a 5K iMac, but I have a nice 27" monitor on my desk (not 5K but still nice, plus I could always get a 5K display if Apple will release one down the road), and for a little extra, I can get one powerful machine. 

I was just wondering if it was fast enough for Logos. ;-)

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Kevin Byford (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2016 5:21 PM

Nathan Parker:
I have until around the end of March to make up my mind. They're offering me the config in the $4,600-4,700 price range (which is really good). 

You might take a look at this: http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#Mac .

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2016 6:25 PM

Kevin Byford (Faithlife):

Nathan Parker:
I have until around the end of March to make up my mind. They're offering me the config in the $4,600-4,700 price range (which is really good). 

You might take a look at this: http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#Mac .

Thanks for this. Is the Apple event coming up going to be in March? I could see if it unveils anything new worth looking at before buying anything.

Thanks!

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2016 10:16 PM

That'll be great. I just got a 5K iMac which isn't really all that powerful compared to the MacPro. Like has been said, you might want to hold off and see what new Mac Pro comes out. When it's released the old one should plummet in price...or you may decide to go ahead and get the new system

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2016 11:31 PM

I re-calculated my offer, and I'm only saving an extra $100 off my regular discounts by buying it "soon". I say it's worth waiting to see if a new model drops. The new model may long term give me more bang for my buck and a better long term investment. What I'd like to do if I can wait is wait and get one pre-installed with the next version of OS X. While I don't have to pay to upgrade, just not dealing with the upgrade hassle would be nice. 

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 4 2016 10:18 PM

upgrading OS X is about as simple as could be in my experience. 


But I do think it's a good idea to wait

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 5 2016 5:12 PM

Jacob Hantla:

upgrading OS X is about as simple as could be in my experience. 


But I do think it's a good idea to wait

It definitely is, and I can pretty much do it with my eyes closed, but if I can get it done for me, all the merrier. :-)

The more I research, the more I do say wait. The Mac Pro came out Late 2013, so it's due for a refresh. My MacBook Pro is probably about to get a new logic board due to the graphics card exchange program, so between than and my iMac, I should have enough functional machines to last me until I spring for one.

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 12 2016 2:26 PM

Contrary to anything I thought I'd ever do, I actually "jumped ship" and went to a Windows workstation from Dell (Precision tower) versus getting a Mac Pro. I'm having to get used to Windows after ten years of primarily using a Mac, but Windows 10 has been running well, and I'm getting acquainted with it and settling in.

The Dell Precision has some excellent specs on it (2TB flash storage, 64GB ECC RAM, 8 Core Xeon Processor, 8GB NVIDIA graphics chip). Logos runs beautifully on it. The majority of my searches are instant, with the rest that take a couple moments still far faster than any machine I've ever used. I'm also going to be getting into more high-end video with Premiere and some higher end weather graphics programs, so the extra video power and RAM will be luxurious for those as well.

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