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    Anyone used a Lenovo Thinkstation?

    I'm considering the Lenovo Thinkstation D20 for my next PC. It includes X5680 Xeon CPU (3.33ghz, single or dual), 12G RAM (expandable to 192GB) & nVidia Quadro FX4800.

    Has anyone used any of the Lenevo Thinkstations, especially for video work?

    I was also considering the Dell Precision T7500 but even though I've had a good run with them myself, I'm not sure I want to risk that much money on a Dell.

    Any other suggestions for a PC in this range would be welcome.
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    Hey Dave,

    First off - wow - brilliant spec - and 192gb???!!! Imagine that with DDR3!

    In terms of the brand, I haven't used many Lenovo's in general, but my boss (computer shop) swears by them, so by all means choose that over the Dell.

    Spec-wise, that looks good for video editing - fast processor, plenty of RAM, and a nice fast graphics card. Remember, I'm still editing on a dual-core 'gamer' processor, an 8800GTX, and 3GB (4 fitted but 32 bit :-( ) of RAM - and that's "coping" OK.

    How much is this all going for?

    By the way, check out a company called Cerise - they do 12 core workstations, and video editing is their 'market'.

    James

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    Thanks for the link. Although it doesn't look like they can ship here, they've got some good info that I'll peruse more later.

    Good to hear a recommendation for Lenovo, thanks for that too. Because I don't really know much about them, any feedback is valuable.

    The price is around $10,000 NZD which is about 5,600 EUR (excluding monitors and hard drives). It's a big purchase but I really want to step up to a decent workstation.

    12GB RAM should be great but I'm considering even more. RAM is relatively cheap and I could probably afford up to 24GB. I dream about having Premiere Pro, Photoshop and After Effects all open and working properly at the same time.
    Dave Owen
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