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#1 DoofusGuy


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Posted 20 September 2015 - 05:12 PM

I thinking about buying a MacMini for use with LPX. Here are someone questions I have:

1) Would like to know if I can connect it to a PC monitor? 
If yes, what low cost good monitors are recommended?

2) Can more RAM be "EASILY" added on my own?

3) Can HD be replaced/swapped out "EASILY" on my own?

3) What problems/down-sides come with using a MAC Mini with Logic Pro X?

4) Is it best to by a regular Mac Mini or a Mac Mini Server?

5) Would buying an i5 be good for LPX or do I need to get i7?

6) A friend of mine says he'll sell me a Mac Mini for $200.00. Are these specs good for LPX:
Apple MINI MAC Mid 2011, 16GB RAM, Apple Toshiba 256GB SSD, Apple HDD 1TB HD

Any other advise, pro & cons, recommendations & tips about buying Mac Mini would be much appreciated.

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#2 tomo766


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Posted 20 December 2015 - 09:01 PM

1) Yep, I have 2 22inch Samsung monitors hooked up to mine.
2) Not with the newest Mac mini, but you could with earlier models I believe.16GB of ram is the maximum for Mac minis anyway.
3) I don't think so.
3) None really except there are only 4 USBs & FireWire isn't supported on the newest model (the thunderbolt to FireWire adaptor is unreliable I found) so your audio interface will need USB connectivity. Luckily I have the RME UCX so I could switch over to USB having previously used FireWire with my 2009 Mac mini.
4) Regular.
5) i7 if you can afford it, but i5 would work fine too I imagine. Generally the more powerful the better.
6) For $200, I'd buy it for sure. Just make sure it all works fine first though of course.

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