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I, as a student of Audio Design, can only say that I have always felt that the Powermac (or Mac Pro) are systems aimed at those who need power at home, for general working. I would not actually do my professional work on this machine, though, because the Opterons at work encode and run much faster, but those machines are beasts, costing almost CHF 9000 (ca. $6500) and do what they are meant to do - encode audio and video within minutes. I don't have a powermac, but the ones at work are just sufficient to do some low-level work.
Apart from that, they are very good machines, (far better than the beautiful but comparatively lame iMac at home), but since you know your stuff, go with the Opteron.

Obviously the OS is not much of a discussion pint for you.

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