Complete Noob—Just made a trade, want to upgrade; need validation!
So I am completely new to all this DIY computer—anything; but am SO excited for this journey, and feel blessed to have found site. Seriously, I can already tell this place is going to be my partial home for this next segment of my life haha.
Anyways. I’m a student and am a huge iPad fan right now. I’ve been making trades on FV Marketplace, and realized I kind of need an actual desktop for some of the programs I need to run in school, as well as the Music Producing and Video Editing I am just now getting into!
- First off, how viable is the 2020 iPad Pro in video editing? And hypothetically music producing, albeit limited by applications—but in terms of sheer “firepower,” does it even stand a chance?
I DO want a desktop set up as well though.. especially w/ sidecar functionality! My most recent trade 2 days ago resulted in my obtaining of a brand new (in the box) sealed iMac (21.5-inch Retina Mid 2017) @ for $1,000. It was an impulse decision. I feel like it wasn’t as good a deal as I thought it was in the moment.. so after finding this site, and really looking into the DIY upgrading.. am now I’m considering selling it immediately, and purchasing different, more easily upgradable setup for a desktop (iMac, iMac Pro (older versions)).
OR, going forth with upgrading this admittedly sleek machine I have in front of me right now. I know, I opened the device, it already lost value.. but I bet I can get close to my money back.
Nonetheless.. what are your guys opinions, for the long run, and if I’m trying to put money into a machine now (and over the next year or so) in hopes of having a machine I can use to efficiently edit videos/produce music, etc for the coming years.
So for example, for the guide: iMac Intel 21.5" (Late 2012-2019) SSD Upgrade Bundle
—> Could I instead just replace the ”normal/factory” Fusion Drive w/ a ”newer” (?) OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD, instead? (according to the above guide, but instead using the Aura SSD of the Crucial MX500 SSD recommended a while ago in the guide?)
Thanks SO MUCH for any help guys and gals.
I know this was a lot thrown out at once, and probably a lil’ disorderly.. I apologize as I don’t really know where to start with learning this foreign new language!
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