“As always, any reckoning of the ultimate Mac or Final Cut Pro dream machine is entirely subjective and varies considerably with time,” James Thomas reports for FairerPlatform.

“FPC.co, an online Final Cut Pro resource, has put together an iteration of the ultimate Mac rig for Final Cut Pro X editing that costs $11,750,” Thomas reports. “For that money, you will get a coming-in-December (2012) quad-core 27-inch iMac and a relative handful of add-ons (I/O, speakers, etc.) that delivers 1080 broadcast quality video. Yes, you could certainly spend more money but, for the great majority of use cases, this is enough.”

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fcp.co writes, “In December the 27inch iMac will be the fastest Mac that will run FCPX. Let’s go for a maxed out BTO.”

• 3.4Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
• The full 32GB of RAM (Although this will probably be cheaper through a supplier like Crucial)
• 768GB of Flash Storage or
• 3TB Fusion Drive (We have yet to see if the fusion drive offers speed benefits for video editing)
• NVidia GeForce GTX 680MX GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 memory

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