I'm planning on getting a new Mac computer, and could use an extra brain or two helping me think through any issues I'm not thinking of.
I'm thinking of either:
1) 27" iMac - 2.93GHz Intel Core i7 (Quad-Core)
2) Mac Pro - 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Nehalem"
I would add RAM to both of these systems.
The monitor with the 27" iMac is not the biggest issue for me, as I have a monitor - not as nice as the iMac's but enough for me.
My present computer is a Mac Pro G5.
I'm concerned about the lack of harddrive possibilities for the iMac. I ideally would like to have my samples on one external disk, sessions on another external or internal, and the OS on the main internal drive. I have never "daisy chained" and not sure how well that works. I'm using ProTools LE can use a USB interface to save a firewire port.
I plan to use Omnisphere, Trilian, Stylus RMX, East West Silk, RA, and Kontakt.
Which computer system would you get and why? Or would you choose something else thinking both these systems inadequate? I appreciate all your ideas/thoughts.