It's time to replace my aging Mac Pro. Like many others on the MF forum I'm running C1, PS and LR. I'm using a Drobo for mass storage. I'm shooting a variety of cameras, but at the high end it's an IQ 180 - the big files bring merely average computers to their knees.
So what has your experience been migrating to a new Mac Pro? With this software do I need more Westmere cores or max clock speed? Or God forbid, both? Is there any sense in going all the way to 64 megs of memory? I suspect that the upgrade to an ATI Radian 5870 (from 5770) is a good idea given C1's use of the graphics card. True?
Any hitches? Surprises? Gotchas?
My past migrations have been unpleasant, multi-day affairs, not unlike extended dental surgery. I'm not looking forward to this.
Thanks to all.