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sorted out my new server software YAY :dancing:

FreeNas test rig up and running, sweet as

now looking at NAS HDD's and configuration 

and basically how much money is my data worth

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Will only ever be worth a POS if you've got something offsite and the ability to restore - preferably with multiple redundancy

 

Or is it not a backup system you're making, just a media delivery/home server system?

 

If that's the case then the "tree fiddy" was above market value.

 

:P

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Built in redundancy - not backup

 

If 1 disc fails it won't be a be an issue.

 

Can you recover if the NAS fails or goes missing or burns down?

 

If not then it's not backup - it's convenience and mostly fine - not a backup

 

:P

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Haven't got much better myself - got 3 copied backup drives on rotation that I swap out and keep 1 copy in the car.

 

I figure - if it goes wrong then the house is gone, the business is gone, the car is gone, the data is gone - will retire on the insurance payout ;)

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Hi everyone. In the next few months or before computer dies Im starting to look for new computer. 

What are you recommendations?

Need one that can handle sh*t loads of photo's and editing software. photo's and video's

I've been told to look at Mac but never owned one before.

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I wouldn't buy a mac. The value for money and customization isn't there compared to building your own. 

 

I would build a pc and/or upgrade my current stuff. 

 

Have a good read of this link to wrap your head around it a bit better.

 

You can customize your build to your needs and save a lot of money like that. You can always add more storage as you need it providing your motherboard has enough connectors. 

 

Here is a video clip that might help a bit. While it is not a perfect comparison by any means, there is some good info inside. 

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RAM, cores/threads and diskspace/speed is what you're looking for if serious.

 

Current/new Mac Pro is legit on cost and performance for what you get now, but you're talking >$5k

 

Software you're used to and use also needs to be worth a thought.

 

As does the previous work you have on file/archived.


Adobe suite (photoshop, lightroom, premier) would be ok'ish to switch from the PC to the Mac with etc, but other solutions may not be as easy

 

Got the old man a top of the line iMac Pro a few years ago (his choice, not mine) - it's now a slug and frustrates him no end.

 

A midpriced PC I built back then (that performed similar) I could update tomorrow pretty cheaply and easily and he'd be happy for the next few years.

 

The Apple/Mac "solution" can and does work out fantastic if you switch to it for everything (phones, TV, computers, music, video, meals, religion etc) but doesn't play well with others in the real world - and it's a hell of a lot harder to switch back if you go a different direction later.

 

Either make the jump 100% or go with what you're used to.

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Focused on photo/video TODAY the $5k Mac would equal something we could build at those specs.

 

"Almost as good" we could build a machine and include a 4k screen, decent mouse and decent keyboard for that price.

 

Half the price would get a bloody great full system that would work.

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@Pixy Angel

I have always thought that with Apple products you pay big dollars just for the name

here is an example from the configure your Mac Pro site and the site where I buy all my goodies from

 

starting at the base level Mac Pro, they offer 16GB of RAM running at a speed of 1866 MHz for $640

if you want to bump that up to 64GB of ram, they will charge you an extra $1920 which is a total cost of $2560 (just for the RAM)

https://www.apple.com/au/shop/buy-mac/mac-pro?product=MQGG2X/A&step=config#

 

lets look at what I can buy from trusty old PC Case Gear in Melbourne

$640 would buy me 32GB of RAM running at 2400 MHz 

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/32071/corsair-dominator-platinum-cmd32gx4m4a2400c14-32gb-4x8gb-ddr4

 

for $1120  I could buy 64 GB of RAM running at 2400 MHz and have $1440 of change to spend up large on a kick ass processor 

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/35389/kingston-hyperx-fury-hx424c15fbk2-32-32gb-2x16gb-ddr4-black

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While it's easy to point straight to the top shelf and close the debate with the ins and outs of a mac and a custom pc I think it is as important to consider the bang for buck.

 

Yes a 5 grand computer will kick arse for years to come but in just a couple of years there will be hardware that can deliver the same performance for a much lower price point. For this reason I wouldn't recommend a top shelf mac or custom build for someone looking for an upgrade from an old dying system.

 

I think that a cheaper custom pc will still do the job admirably and will allow for future upgrades such as more ram, storage, a better cpu and perhaps most importantly for someone photo and video editing, a monitor upgrade.

 

3 minutes ago, bloodycrashboy said:

32GB of RAM running at 2400 MHz

Lol I have that (ddr3) in my pc but my cpu doesn't like to run it that fast :tear2: It's all they had at the time though and was only a bit under $300 iirc :)

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Not sure whether to post it here or in WMMFGT:

 

I have to:

 

click,

tick,

enter

 

on >3,000 database entries.

 

No shortcut.

 

I just recorded my 1st keyboard macro

 

Yep

 

If I hit "M1" it now does "click" "tick" enter"

 

And set it to keep going til I hit "M1" again

 

Leet scripting skiilz?

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true enough @Puffwagon

I paid $3800 way back in 2012 for my current system (6 years old this year)

I know it looks a little different now and I have had to replace my graphics card

but it still retains the motherboard, RAM and CPU I bought back then

can't upgrade cos Sandy bridge platform, but still is more than adequate for gaming and the odd Go Pro video edit

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4 minutes ago, Puffwagon said:

Why Not Both?:)

If I lose focus on the main window it starts clicking, ticking and entering all over my screen

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Just now, Rab said:

If I lose focus on the main window it starts clicking, ticking and entering all over my screen

I meant both threads man :)

 

2 minutes ago, bloodycrashboy said:

true enough @Puffwagon

I paid $3800 way back in 2012 for my current system (6 years old this year)

I know it looks a little different now and I have had to replace my graphics card

but it still retains the motherboard, RAM and CPU I bought back then

can't upgrade cos Sandy bridge platform, but still is more than adequate for gaming and the odd Go Pro video edit 

Yeah mine was about 1800 just for the guts and no case, keyboard, mouse or speakers. I went with with devils canyon a couple of months before skylake was released when cpu prices were still reasonable. I then added a monitor for 800 and a gpu for 1100.

 

Just like you I've upgraded my gpu after a while and I've also upgraded the storage to be quicker for some bits and just more of it for other bits.

 

It goes alright still and I can't see a need to upgrade any time soon. Then again I don't use it for editing so a cpu/mb/ram upgrade would be on the cards if I did.

 

Haha my case is functional but is held together with beer caps :)

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