|Jan 25, 2013, 11:31 PM||#1|
iMac Custom Set up advice
I'm finally getting an iMac to replace my PC.
I am customizing the 27" and have a few queries:
Is fusion drive only available at purchase? or can you pay for them to put an SSD in later (probably cost a lot). I'm thinking I should get this, 1TB hdd is average but I assume I can update that later.
Definitely getting the upgraded graphics card as that can't be installed later.
Now for those two upgrades the trade off might have to be the CPU.
I think 3.6ghz is fine but I don't like the fact it's an i5 and not an i7.
I'm going to leave the ram at 8GB because that is a cheap upgrade.
At the moment I'm a student, most probably looking into 2D work but that could change to 3D (Maya, ZBrush) etc.
If anyone would like to drop some advice, that would be appreciated
|Jan 25, 2013, 11:35 PM||#2|
Apple will not add a SSD later - buy Apple Authorized Deal should be able to. The one closes to me said they would add a SSD into my iMac - I have yet to take them up on the offer.
|Jan 28, 2013, 08:13 AM||#4|
|Jan 28, 2013, 10:09 AM||#5|
for the I5 vs I7 dilemma read the below discussion
With regards to aftermarket customization I have asked an apple autorized repair center and he quoted for the job GBP 75+vat + the cost of the SSD (but i can buy my own SSD elseware if I am not happy with theirs).
|Feb 5, 2013, 01:50 AM||#7|
If you want the fusion drive get it now.
I have the base 21.5 and it has a quad core i5
iMac 21.5 w/Fusion Drive iPhone 5 iPad 2
Galaxy Nexus & Nexus 7
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