I'm looking to replace my Mac G5 with a 8 Core Nehalem Mac Pro.
I shoot MF and 35mm digital. I use LightRoom 90% of the time with a bit of Raw Developer, and PS3. I don't do a lot of other things like iTunes, etc. I do read the news on the web.
I'm figuring on getting 16 GB of memory from OWC because as diglloyd says it's fairly cheap.
2x 1TB Hitachi hard Drives for files in addition the the standard one from Apple for System and Aplications.
I don't plan to do any RAID except possibly a Drobo for backup. ( I'm too old for striped scratch discs, etc. Out of my league mentally. )
Does this makes sense?
Should I get the ATI RADEON HD 4870 for an extra $200 or stick with the NVIDIA GeFore GT 120?
Incidentally, the ATI card is slightly cheaper from the Apple Store than OWC. (I'm sure because they are replacing the NVIDIA.)
I want this system to be simple and last a long time. I'm not very tech savvy.
Thanks for any help.