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Dual PC or Dual Mac?

Anonymous
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I expect to finalize a contract soon to provide Rendering and Animation Services on a large residential project.
I plan to use AC9 and C4D r9 as my primary tools. Part of my bid includes a bit of change to build a worthy workstation.
I have read some of the forum info on Mac versus PC. It looks like most people are leaning to the Dual G5 these days. I can't say i have a real preference for Macs, except to say that I am quite unsatisfied with my PC rig. WAY too many crashes/ down time because of failed hardware, etc. etc.
So that said, dollar for dollar (ive got enough earmarked for a dual processor system), which will support my software configuration the best?

thanks for your input
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Anonymous
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you mean a Mac G5 won't solve all my earthly problems?!
Eduardo Rolon
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you mean a Mac G5 won't solve all my earthly problems?!
It comes close the usual problem is the piece of hardware that sits in front of the monitor.
Eduardo Rolón AIA NCARB
AC27 US/INT -> AC08

Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram, OS X 10.XX latest
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Djordje
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ejrolon wrote:
you mean a Mac G5 won't solve all my earthly problems?!
It comes close the usual problem is the piece of hardware that sits in front of the monitor.
Keyboard?
Djordje



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Eduardo Rolon
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Djordje wrote:
Keyboard?
It usually uses the keyboard...
Eduardo Rolón AIA NCARB
AC27 US/INT -> AC08

Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram, OS X 10.XX latest
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Anonymous
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ok. so i have a final quote on the g5 dual system, and i just realized.....
will i have to buy a MAC version of AC9 or can i use my PC software, seeing as the G5 is a Power"PC", right ?
Eduardo Rolon
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No you don't have to buy anything,
AC is one of the few companies that do not discriminate on platform. Just insert your CD plug the key and install.

BTW my new Dual 2.5 arrives on tuesday
Eduardo Rolón AIA NCARB
AC27 US/INT -> AC08

Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram, OS X 10.XX latest
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Anonymous
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no way!! are you serious? that is amazing. i was afraid i was going to have to spring for a whole new license! thanks for the awesome news! 🙂

let me know how your setup goes when you get the mac....

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