|Nov 29, 2012, 01:23 PM||#1|
How much iMac do I need?
I'm really excited about the new imacs. I'm currently on a 2008 base model imac and I use the computer mostly to play games and surf the web/email/youtube/netflix/etc.
I'm really only playing diablo 3 (very rarely -- it's not that fun!), starcraft 2, and world of warcraft.
My OCD/neurosis wants me to get the upgraded i7, the extra RAM, and the fusion drive. My bank account is protesting mightily. What upgrades should i get if that's all I do with my computer?
|Nov 29, 2012, 01:32 PM||#2|
None. The base model of the 27" will run those games a lot better than your current iMac.
But if I were you I'd upgrade the RAM. Just because it's so cheap and you can never have too much.
|Nov 29, 2012, 01:32 PM||#3|
8GB RAM is more than enough.
You definitely don't need the i7.
Only fusion drive or 128/256 SSD if possible.
Macbook Pro with Retina display 13" (Feb 2013) & iPhone 5S
|Nov 29, 2012, 01:55 PM||#5|
Tell your ocd to buy this one...
-21" 2.9GHz i5 (must have this model in order to get fusion drive) $1499
-upgrade ram from 8 gig to 16 gig (not user upgradeable latter,so best to get 16 gig's now) $200
-1 TB fusion drive $250
-27" 2.9GHz i5 base model $1799
-can upgrade ram yourself (base is 8 gigs)
-yet unknown if one can upgrade 7200rpm sata hd themselves?
=$1799 (plus cost of 8 gig user installed ram)
|Nov 29, 2012, 06:08 PM||#7|
if you're going for the 21 inch, i'd get the high end model and get a 1tb fusion drive in it. personally think you'd be better off keeping the ram at 8gb, do you think you'll really ever need more than 8?
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