TheLegit wrote:someone on Youtube specced a PC with the same components (Xeon, 5k screen, etc) and the price was actually comparable to the iMac Pro.
Can I suggest not viewing YT videos if looking for decent Tech journalism as any man and his dog Spot can create a channel there.
If I was speccing a very high end PC I’d go with a 16 Core AMD Threadripper which is currently ~£650 on Amazon.
You could build a nice desktop system around that with 128GB DDR4 3000, 2TB fast PCIe storage for about £2,800.
You’d need to add a keyboard/mouse and also a GPU and monitor to that but you get to choose your own.
For purely DAW usage a 27” 5K seems a complete waste of money.
Plus you get to choose a GPU which suits your workloads which for many DAW users means a ~£75 one at most and that will give you at least 3 video outputs.
So for not much more than 60% of the price of the entry level iMac Pro you’d have a spec that matches one costing around £9k, almost three times as much, plus the screen would be more useful for DAW usage, at least for me.