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Old 08-08-2018, 06:06 PM
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Default Upgrading from 2011 MacBook Pro

Hey all. Here's my current set up:
  • MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011
  • 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
  • 8 GB RAM
  • OSX 10.9.5
  • Pro Tools 11
  • Sibelius 7.5
  • East West Hollywood Orchestra Diamond
  • Axe FX II XL+ (guitar effects processor & audio interface)
  • PreSonus Audiobox USB 96
  • KRK Monitors
  • Dual LG Display Monitors

I write/record orchestral rock and do midi score mockups, so I need a system that can handle large templates. My budget is $1500-$2500.

Looking for a desktop, not laptop. I'd prefer to stick with Mac, as that's what I am comfortable with; however, I am open to a PC build. I don't have building experience, but I have a friend (experienced builder) who has offered to help and I am willing to learn the ropes. Not interested in a Hackintosh.

Here are two options I've been considering:

PC Build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Y2nkgw
$1780

2012 Mac Pro: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mid-2012-Ma...LH_TitleDesc=0
$1679

If going PC, I will need to see if PT 11 and Sib 7.5 play well with Windows 10. If not, software upgrades will be needed. If going MP, I will need to purchase another SSD for samples.

I'm all ears for suggestions. Thanks for your help!
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