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DanaosC says
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You’re pretty much limited to the lowest spec Mac Pro with $2500. You might find it’s even more in Europe. And I’d say that if motion graphics is your thing, then 3GB RAM isn’t enough. Oh… and that’s just the box… screen is another issue.

Macs are pricey. You could go the iMac route. They’re pretty impressive computers these days. That cuts the price in half. But the Mac Pro is what it says, a Pro machine priced for professionals who earn a good living from it.

Why not check out the Mac configurations and pricing here…

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/mac_pro

Then see how much it would cost you to spec a similar PC. Make sure you get all the components at similar quality and price in any software differences.

Have a look at Boxx. They’re considered one of the highest end PC builders.

http://www.boxxtech.com/products/3DBOXX/7600.asp?prodid=7600 -f.

Well,Mac Pro is too much for me.I must choose between PC and iMac…It will be hard…

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DanaosC says

By the way,I built an iMac with these Specs: 3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM – 2×4GB
1TB Serial ATA Drive
AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1GB GDDR5

But I have a big question,a PC can be “equiped” with a 3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 too right?
A PC can be “equiped” with 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM – 2×4GB too right?
A PC can be “equiped” with 1TB Serial ATA Drive too right?
A PC can be “equiped” with AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1GB GDDR5 too right?
So Why choose an iMac? PC will cost less with the same specs right? I really need an answer to this.

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felt_tips Moderator says

The answer is Mac OS. Pure and simple.

-f.

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DanaosC says
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The answer is Mac OS. Pure and simple. -f.

I respect you answer Felt,but what is the difference?

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d3luxxxe says

I don’t know what you use as a current system but my advice is to take your time.

It is better to use average system for a year for example, you will learn a lot of stuff and also how to use your system to the max.

After that period you will know if your knowledge is limited by your system resources and you will certainly know if you like what you do and you want that to be your profession. If you work on average projects any 600$ system will do the job.

It’s not logic in my opinion to woke up one day and say, Hey I want to be a motion graphic designer, go spend 2500$ on a PC/Mac and find out one day that maybe, maybe you don’t want to be a motion graphic designer.

Like I said in the beginning take your time, as you knowledge of the software gets bigger you will make more complex projects, you will experiment more and you will be able to tell if your system is slow for you.

Only Then, you should upgrade. Give yourself a year, get some experience and you will be much wiser with your decisions.

BTW , for 2500$ you can get a BEAST PC .

I can help you make a custom build if you like ;)

Wish you all the best.

p.s.

I think your thumbnails look a lot like mine… hmmm

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Mac and PC are both computers and despite all the flame wars on the web, they both do just about the same thing at just about the same speed.

One of the reasons that designers tend to prefer Mac is its visual nature and its apparent simplicity. It’s visual and it’s intuitive. From the box it comes into, to the hardware, to the operating system, it’s look and it’s functionality, you feel that everything is designed… with a single, over-arching design concept that has been present in Mac since day 1: that a computer shouldn’t be a technical thing for specialists, so much as a tool that you can use. Even when you open it up, the way it’s put together inside is something to behold… the design inside is just as solid, simple and well thought through as that on the outside. I also feel that Mac is the much bigger innovator, they move quickly and boldly (a bit too quickly and boldly sometimes). But I like this…. constantly pushing the envelope.

Windows on the other hand, I have always found to be put together with not much of a design concept at all. I’ve often wondered to myself, with Microsoft being one of the biggest earning companies in the world, why don’t they just hire a designer? But I think there lies the difference. Windows is put together by technicians. I always found there were too many buttons, too many bitty little icons, too much functionality all on the same level. I find the logo, the marketing, the branding, the graphics and the operating system fussy and ugly…. and as a designer, that’s not the kind of environment I want to work in.

In favour of Windows PC… small helper apps tend to be easier to find and cheaper. There’s a greater variety of software available. The hardware is cheaper than Macintosh by quite a bit and you have more choice of which components to use. These are not insignificant advantages. You pay more to use Mac.

Mac isn’t exactly the David to Microsoft’s Goliath anymore; not exactly an alternative choice and as they grow, they seem to have embraced some of the dubious and aggressive tactics that big firms tend to use… which puts me off a bit.

As a rule, technicians, programmers, web developers, 3D users lean towards PC. Designers, photographers, editors, motion graphics folks lean towards Mac, but there are no hard and fast rules.

But as a designer, I hope to be using Mac well into the future.

Put simlply, they’re a pleasure to use.

(cue flame war) :)

-f.

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felt_tips Moderator says

@d3luxxxe: wise words.

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DanaosC says
d3luxxxe said

BTW , for 2500$ you can get a BEAST PC .

I can help you make a custom build if you like ;)

Wish you all the best.

p.s.

I think your thumbnails look a lot like mine… hmmm

Yeah,I kind of wanted a TN like this,so i changed the Edges XD Sorry,at least I am honest.
So i yeah I will buy a PC,and in the future when I get older,I’ll buy a Mac,I am working with AE 3 Years,and I love what I am doing,so i will be a Motion Graphic Designer for sure.
So d3luxxxe,or anyone else, could you help me make this Beast PC? I am thinking of using an SSD hard drive instead of Serial ATA Drive. Please if anyone could help,tell me.

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VinhSonNguyen says
DanChristopoulos said
d3luxxxe said

BTW , for 2500$ you can get a BEAST PC .

I can help you make a custom build if you like ;)

Wish you all the best.

p.s.

I think your thumbnails look a lot like mine… hmmm
Yeah,I kind of wanted a TN like this,so i changed the Edges XD Sorry,at least I am honest.
So i yeah I will buy a PC,and in the future when I get older,I’ll buy a Mac,I am working with AE 3 Years,and I love what I am doing,so i will be a Motion Graphic Designer for sure.
So d3luxxxe,or anyone else, could you help me make this Beast PC? I am thinking of using an SSD hard drive instead of Serial ATA Drive. Please if anyone could help,tell me.

SSD isn’t really needed in my opinion, it’s just nice to have everything start up instantly but it’s not like you have money to spare (: I don’t think you’re that experienced with computer hardware as you’re asking very basic but diverse questions. Obviously everyone has their own preference for computer specs, we don’t know what your intentions are. Are you working with 3Ds Max or VRay? Or just After Effects and Premiere….it all changes how much you’re going to spend. (Considering you’ve only used AE for 3 years)

I’d say at least a Core i5/i7 with at LEAST 8GB of ram, but 16GB is recommended. You could always overclock the CPU also (may not recommend that YOU do it at the moment). Perhaps a total of 3.7gHz is good enough for now. 1TB internal hard drive should be great (you should have external just in case too). If you’re going to overclock, get a good cooler/fan.

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DanaosC says
VinhSonNguyen said

SSD isn’t really needed in my opinion, it’s just nice to have everything start up instantly but it’s not like you have money to spare (: I don’t think you’re that experienced with computer hardware as you’re asking very basic but diverse questions. Obviously everyone has their own preference for computer specs, we don’t know what your intentions are. Are you working with 3Ds Max or VRay? Or just After Effects and Premiere….it all changes how much you’re going to spend. (Considering you’ve only used AE for 3 years)

I’d say at least a Core i7 with at LEAST 8GB of ram, but 16GB is recommended. You could always overclock the CPU also (may not recommend that YOU do it at the moment). Perhaps a 3.7gHz is good enough for now. 1TB internal hard drive should be great (you should have external just in case too). If you’re going to overclock, get a good cooler/fan.

I mostly work with AE and sometimes C4D & 3ds Max.
So 16GB Ram Core i7
(I’ll see about the Hard drive)
And What about GFX Card?

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