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July 11, 2014 11:03:28 AM

I am making my first feature film over the next school year i am writing directing editing and making the soundtrack and i need a workstation that can be blazing fast at all of these.
i have a budget of 1100 dollars and I'm not really sure where to start.
i really want a mac pro because i like the software that is proprietary to their OS but the model numbers are confusing there wasn't a new model released every year and i can't seem to find a model that's in my price range and does what i need it to. i also wanted to know what kind of power i could get on a windows based workstation

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July 11, 2014 1:07:05 PM

I spent some time perusing workstations to find something that may work in your budget without success. I'm going to suggest you look into building your own since you'll be able to get a better system for your purposes. A build like this may be workable
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($132.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1048.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
The inclusion of an OS will put you a tad over budget
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July 11, 2014 7:31:31 PM

would i be able to run osx and windows on that machine?
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July 11, 2014 8:32:24 PM

Instructions for running OS X Leopard through Mavericks can be found here http://www.hackintosh.com/ which would be the only real obstacle. My belief is that it'll work. Windows shouldn't be any issue at all.
Here is a guide for setting up the dual boot configuration http://www.tonymacx86.com/multi-booting/89759-beginners...
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