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Lohengrin

 
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I recently purchased Quad Core Mac Pro 1,1 for proposed video and music editing and recording.

Specs: two 2.66 Ghz C2D Intel Xeon 64-bit processors, 8.0GB of RAM, 2.0TB of Hard Disk Space (2 x RAID Sets) Running 10.6

Software installed: Final Cut Pro (latest) Logic Studio (latest) Adobe CS3 et al

I paid the same as I could have done for a new iMac but opted for the inclusion of software I'd otherwise have to purchase separately and there's more memory and storage on the Pro; however there are no manuals for the sophisticated software and, having not used a Mac before, reckon the learning curve would be enormous. The alternative is to return the Mac buy a PC with i7 and purchase Reaper for recording or go for the iMac and a new version (with manual) of Logic/other. Does the software on the Pro outweigh the benefits of a new processor (i5 for the iMac) or not? I'm confused! I'd be most grateful for any advice.
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