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    Also, in terms of using a mac mini as your offload station...

    It only has 1 thunderbolt port instead of 2. This means you could max out your bandwidth pretty quick (as opposed to a Retina MBP with 2 ports).

    New MacBook Pros are expected in June with release of new Haswell CPUs from Intel. Might be true for Mac Mini too. Something to consider if you can wait 2 months.
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    I would not concern myself with Thunderbolt in the Hackintosh. There are no worth-while motherboards out there that have Thunderbolt on them, IMO... Sad, but true, they're all geard toward low-end desktop configurations.

    I also recommend waiting for a new Mac Mini if you can. On the other hand, unless they redesign it, which is highly unlikely, you won't gain any new or different ports. We'll see an updated version of Thunderbolt late next year.


    Not going to start spouting hardware recommendations or anything here. There's tons of that info already and I'm trying to get the last of my stuff done to head to NAB today. haha...


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