Ok well I am in the market for a new desktop, currently I have a black MacBook 2.4ghz with only 2gb of ram. This computer is a great portable machine however I’d like something with more power and I need a desktop machine.
I was leaning toward the 27” imac because I love the display however, there are certain problems. I don’t have room on my desk for a 27” display and adding another desk or using a bigger one causes cluster in my room. So the price of the imac I was going to buy was $2080. The Mac Pro is $2300(buying the next one, upcoming might be a little more expensive). So I considered the mac pro, even though I don’t need that much power all the time.
What I need my computer for is programming, web site development, moderate gaming, a little bit of video editing. A mac pro would be great because it has a PCI-X card that allows a card I want to use(Blackmagic Intensity pro). For this card I’d also need to build a raid array. I have two 22 inch monitors that I can use with the mac pro. If I somehow decide to buy the 27” imac, I will use an older hp desktop for the BMI pro, and edit on the imac.
Now the other thing is, I could also build a hackintosh for about 1200 that would also do all of this.
For the past several days I’ve been thinking it over, however can’t make up my mind. I need some people who know what they are talking about to advise me and not just because they have a certain computer and not the other.