I'm not very keen on the new MacPRO : very much video orientated.
So I want to replace my aging MacBook PRO 17" ( i7 2.7ghz ) which is moderate for D800E files ( brushes are so so in speed in C1, sliders take 0.5 secs to reflect things.. ) and I'm looking into a MacPro 2010 model ( 8 core, 2.40ghz ) ... so I can upgrade its ram to 24-36gb and its disk to SSD..
anyone has a simular setup ? how it handles D800 files ?
I will also upgrade its GPU to a 680GX or wereabouts - I like the odd gamiing here and there and an expandable MacPro seems perfect ( had a original 1,1 and I miss it ) - rather being tied down to a iMac with a petty mobile GPU or paying quite a few extra for a NewMacPro which is very much video centric - it can do photography, I'm pretty sure, but for pure photography and occasional gaming, I would rather go for a iMac 27".
So, anyone has a MacPro 8 core ( 2010 model ) with preferably an SSD and a D800/D800e ? How it is processing ? Snappy ?