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  • HP xw8600 VS MAC Pro for Edius NX Express

    I need to choose between the following two systems to use with the NX Express boards - there is no price difference between them...


    HP x8600
    2x 2GB DDR2 ECC 667
    2x XEON 5460 3.16
    1x 80GB Raptor 10.000
    4x 500GB SATA 7.200
    1x Quadro FX1700 512MB
    1x HP Firewire board

    MAC PRO (running Windows XP)
    4x 1GB DDR2 ECC FB 800
    2x XEON Quad Core 3.2
    4x 750GB SATA 7.200
    1x GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    1x RAID Card

    What would you choose?
    Last edited by Aristotelis; 02-01-2008, 12:33 PM. Reason: Please move this thread to the correct place...by mistake I posted to Edius Neo category
    Aristotelis Bafaloukos
    Systems Engineer, Video Editor, 3D Artist
    BEng (Hons), MSc, MBCS

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  • #2
    If you get a Mac Pro, it won't be supported by Grass Valley...maybe on this forum, but not via tech support.

    But I do use the NX with the Mac Pro, and have no issues...if that's telling you anything ;)

    By the way, do not buy RAM and hard drives from Apple....

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Mac-Pro-Memory (choose 800Mhz)

    Ram

    and Hard drives are self explanatory

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    • #3
      I have used Edius with NX Express in a MAC pro and I had a very nice editing experience indeed! I know that there will be no need for support from GV…

      However I need to know if I can have the same behavior from the new HP systems...CPU and RAM are slower in the HP but on the other hand I can have more internal hard disk drives, RAID5 configuration and dedicated system drive...Also I get more expansion slots for future updates

      It is a hard decision...
      Aristotelis Bafaloukos
      Systems Engineer, Video Editor, 3D Artist
      BEng (Hons), MSc, MBCS

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      • #4
        I would go with an eSATA enclosure at RAID5 anyway (5 disk array)...so I wouldn't really care about internal storage that much.

        By the way, you can install Windows XP on a separate drive...you don't need to make a partition on the OSX drive.

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        • #5
          I will keep looking...Maybe I must start considering external storage....
          Aristotelis Bafaloukos
          Systems Engineer, Video Editor, 3D Artist
          BEng (Hons), MSc, MBCS

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