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What computer and features should I get for filmschool and after?

I'm going to be attending filmschool in the fall and I will be buying my first Mac(for use with final cut pro) What should I get with what features? Right now it seems like the Mac Pro is the only way to go. I want something profesional that I'll be able to use professionally after I graduate. I'll be making a bunch of shorts and a feature over the next 3 years with it. What processor speed, memory, hard drive(s), Graphics Card, Display, and other features should I order when customizing it? What should I buy seperately? (the monitor for example?) I don't want to spend more money than I have to, but I also don't want to sacrifice what I need for a cheaper price. Any suggestions? I'm looking for detailed recomendations of what setup I should get. Also does anyone know what I can use from my pc with it? Are my internal hard drives compatible with it? Oh, and I want to be able to run windows on it too, so I can run software that isn't mac compatible. Thanks for your help.

Asked By: greekscreech - 5/20/2007
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you'll need a high end dual core cpu or a high end quad core cpu in your pc with dual graphics cards, and alot of ram 3gb or more also you'll need a decent soundcard in it too and a huge 500gb hard drive possibly 2 500gb hard drives. believe me when it comes to video rendering the better your pc the quicker the job... More
Answered By: david_m_grogan - 5/25/2007
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Hi greekscreech... More
Answered By: Carbonfrost Tech Support - 5/25/2007
 
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