I'v had a search for anything similar but couldn't find much so thought id see if I could get some advice.
I'v been saving up wanting to buy an 8core mac pro maxed out but after talking to a friend recently, I was advised not to purchase one now as its old tech and due for an update (possibly)
I then looked at a maxed out i7 imac 5k but wasn't sure if its ideal for what I'm currently working with.
So in the end started looking into getting a custom built pc, which seems so much cheaper and better value for money.
I own and shoot on an FS7, always shoot internally and use adobe premiere cc as well Resolve for colour grading.
This is the spec of the machine I'm interested in:
Asus X99-A with USB3.1, Intel X99, S 2011-3, DDR4, SATA III 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0
Intel Core i7 5960X Extreme Unlocked, Haswell-E, 8 Core, 3.0GHz, 3.5GHz Turbo, 40PCI-E Lanes, 20MB Cache - Overclocked up to 4.0GHz
64GB (8x8GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX, 2400MHz
12GB PNY GTX Titan X, 1000MHz GPU, 3072 Cores, 7010MHz GDDR5
operating drive: 120GB Intel SSD 535 Series, SATA 6Gb/s,
Media Cache and Previews Drive: 256GB Samsung SM951, M.2 (22x80) PCIe 3.0
Project drive: 1.2TB Intel 750 PCI-E SSD.
Storage Drive:2TB Western Digital Black, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache
Thunderbolt storage: ASUS ThunderboltEX II/DUAL PCI-e 2 Port Thunderbolt2 - 2 Ports DisplayPort IN
Total Cost including VAT = £3763.14
With this setup is there anything anyone could advise me on swapping or adding and also if it should be able to cope with 4k footage smoothly within the programs I mentioned.
I'v used Mac for the last 7 years so am pretty clueless with how thing have progressed with Windows. A lot of people I work with all use Mac and this is my biggest concern about being able to work between both platforms if needed. I'v read into the pro res issues but also saw there are ways around it but if there were any other factors you guys have come across first hand it would be a great help with my final decision. Iv read a few things about making a hackintosh but i think for the time being i would just want to use Windows for stability/upgrade issues mainly.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.