Editing in my view likes FAST dual core with FAST hard disks.
RENDERING, given the right software loves more cores.
As to used machines, avoid if you can. It's just like the used car. Other people's problems.
Hey guys, I don't really know where else to put this so hopefully someone here can help me.
I am in the market for a Mac Pro for all my FCP editing. I found a guy who can get me a great deal on a brand new 8 core 2.8GHz Mac Pro, but it is the older version before the "Nehalem" chips.
This computer will be right around the same price as purchasing a brand new quad core 2.93GHz Nehalem Mac Pro.
So what I need to figure out is, what is more important, more cores, or faster newer processor?
Thanks in advance.