My laptop was WAY too slow and we have deadlines approaching! I had to dig into my pockets again to have an editing system custom built by Clarence Gaines. I went with ISO parts. So basically, I had an Apple system built for half the price of Apple's fastest computer. That's why it's called a HACKintosh. Ironically, my system is now faster, and more powerful than anything Apple has made available to the public. Who knew?
Here is an itemized breakdown of the specs: