Re: price check: custom computer
actually, the more cores you have, the faster encoding/decoding you can do.
But in gaming, its true, a higher clocked Dual Core is better than an lower clocked Quad Core.
I think Macs are overpriced IMO, and they are limited to programs and games compared to PC's.
why do you want the Mac Pro BTW?
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