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  1. I have tried to recreate the truss toners using line lights but nothing happened. Any advice on how to accomplish the same effect, Teresa? Thanks, RR
  2. HA...I'd love to add the 2 Cinema Monitors but that is a definitely a budget breaker. But the reason I posted this thread was to see if buying 24G of RAM makes that much of a difference as opposed to 8G as far as vectorworks/Renderworks is concerned. Otherwise I would just buy the most expensive Mac Pro available. LOL Honestly, Option 1 fits better into my budget at just under $4k but Option 2 is not out of the question at $6.4k. Another question that you brought to mind.....ati 5870 MAKE A DIFFERENCE OVER THE 5770? Thanks for the reply. RR
  3. Xenons are all Apple has to offer directly....I haven't ventured from the Apple store yet
  4. Agreed on the monitor. The biggest reason for the upgrade is because Renderworks takes forever for larger projects and makes my Macbook Pro useless until it is finished. I plan on adding ESP Vision for Mac as well. I just do not want to spend too much on excessive processor speed and memory if I do not have to. Thanks for the reply. RR
  5. This is option #1: # Two 2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon ?Westmere? (8 cores) # 8GB (4X2GB) # None # 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive # None # None # None # ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB And this is Option #2: # Two 2.93GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon ?Westmere? (12 cores) # 8GB (4X2GB) # None # 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive # None # None # None # Two ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB Any feedback would be appreciated
  6. Hello All, This is my first post. I am in the process of upgrading from a MacBook Pro to a Mac Pro to run Vectorworks 2011(Spotlight) with Renderworks. I have the option to really get a "dream machine"...That being said, I do not want to waste money on a tower that has lots of bells and whistles that Vectorworks does not need(or use for that matter) There's quad core, 8 core 12 core etc....not sure what to buy. The one thing I will make sure of is plenty of RAM but am not sure what else is important. An help would be much appreciated. R
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