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Mac Pro setup
A setup built for a pro.
Photo: Brandon Fayette

Brandon Fayette is VFX supervisor for The Orville, a Star Trek-esque sci-fi comedy show on Hulu from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. Since screen space is vital to him, he runs a triple monitor rig.

The headliner is a Dell 49-inch UltraSharp Monitor. Its 32:9 aspect ratio means that he needs to find a wide panoramic pic for his screen saver. Next to the UltraSharp Fayette has a Wacom Cintiq 27QHD 27-inch Monitor. This uber-precise monitor has a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, which is four times the pixel density of a standard HDTV. His last monitor is a EIZO CG277-BK 27-inch ColorEdge Professional Monitor. With its amazing image quality, it was specifically designed for professional colorists.

Even though a 49-inch screen sandwiched inbetween two 27-inchers in impressive, the highlight of the setup has to be the 16-core Mac Pro. And Fayette specced his out. He added a Radeon Pro W5700X MPX Module for better graphics. <!– –>

Because he works with visual effects, Fayette needs lots of storage. He uses a Dual Cloned Pegasus R2 at 24TB for live storage and a 24 TB Pegasus32 for secondary storage. Both are enclosed in a 12U Server Chassis. They are managed by a NETGEAR 10G Smart Managed Plus Switch. To transfer data back and forth with his Mac, the machine sports a 4.0TB OWC Accelsior 4M2 PCIe Card, which supports data transfer speeds of up to 6,000MB/s.

Fayette pairs a Magic Keyboard with a Logitech G502 Gaming Mouse. The mouse has 11 programmable buttons so he can go hard no matter what he is playing. He stows a Logitech G Powerplay Wireless Charging Surface underneath a Grovemade Mouse Pad so that his G502 always has juice. He charges his phone on the stylish and durable Nomad Base Station Leather Wireless Charging Stand.

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Dell U4919DW 49-inch Curved Monitor
Wacom Cintiq 27QHD 27-inch Monitor
EIZO CG277-BK ColorEdge 27-inch Color Graphics Monitor
Radeon Pro W5700X MPX Module
4.0TB OWC Accelsior 4M2 PCIe CardApple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse ($60)
Logitech G Powerplay Wireless Charging System
Apple Pencil ($99)
Apple Pencil ($99)
Grovemade Leather & Walnut Mouse Pad
Nomad Base Station Leather Wireless Charging Stand
NETGEAR 12-Port 10G Multi-Gigabit Smart Managed Plus Switch

Via: u/rockmanexe11 on Reddit.

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