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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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how much for a maxxed out imac 27" 2012?

anyone have an estimate guess of how much it will cost to get a fully maxxed out 27" imac 2012?

maxed out not including apple ram upgrade btw
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 06:24 PM   #2
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To the OP:
Unfortunately at this time none of us know. Prices typically don't change much from year to year. Last time I checked a maxed out 2011 was in the range of $3499(give or take). I hope this helps.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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Post I would say....

buying a stock 27 inch would cost $ 1799.00 (no taxes included), 1 TB no Fusion drive, stock video card. And the 4 RAM sticks for around 200.00 (bought in kits of 2 X 8 GB), excluding taxes.

If it is a DIY, the above can be a rough estimate, I suppose

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 07:50 PM   #4
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I am guessing a maxed out 27" will be pushing $4000
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:34 PM   #5
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I am guessing a maxed out 27" will be pushing $4000
I Am Guessing Around $3200 - $3400, as long as you don't go for 768GB SSD

Going with:
27" 3.4GHz quad-core Intel core I7 with 8MB L3 cache
8GB Ram
Upgrade to 32GB 1600MHz DDR3 from OWC for =+$200.
3TB 7200rpm Fusion Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX Graphic processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
AppleCare Protection Plan
Samsung SE-506AB Slim Portable Blu-ray Writer =+$89.

Just a Guess like every one Else. The 768GB SSD may bring it over $4000.

Have a Great day

Hope they come out soon!!!!!
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:37 PM   #6
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Yeah ... but I r-e-a-l-l-y w-a-n-t that big SSD!

I won't be surprised if that is $1000 or so upgrade!

I am thinking that 768 GB SSD and possibly no internal hard disk to keep the heat down.
Gotta get that top end graphics card too!

Apple Care may be a good idea for early adopters ...
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 11:58 PM   #7
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When i buy a new iMac next year or the year after

I will want to upgrade it to

a 1tb fusion drive
16gb of ram
and a 2 gb video card.

i bet this will set back alot of kangaroo dollars.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 12:12 AM   #8
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With the 768 ssd and no ram upgrade it will definitely be around 4000$...but here in Norway with taxes and apples extra charge etc I will have to pay around 6000$ for that machine (which I'm planning to do). Just to give u guys a good reason why your prices are quite ok
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:40 AM   #9
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Well, let's guess =)

The highest model costs 1999$
+ i7 cpu = 200$ (almost sure)
+ 24GB RAM (32GB total) = 600$ (100% sure)
+ 680MX = 300$ (my guess)
+ 768GB SSD = 1000$ (my guess again)
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Summary: 4099$
(about 3699$ if you choose to add RAM by yourself)
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:39 AM   #10
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Well, let's guess =)

The highest model costs 1999$
+ i7 cpu = 200$ (almost sure)
+ 24GB RAM (32GB total) = 600$ (100% sure)
+ 680MX = 300$ (my guess)
+ 768GB SSD = 1000$ (my guess again)
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Summary: 4099$
(about 3699$ if you choose to add RAM by yourself)
What the hell........600$ for 32 RAM that is like £375 are you getting in put in by Apple? Where in my country they are roughly £89, put in myself
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 11:33 AM   #11
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What the hell........600$ for 32 RAM that is like £375 are you getting in put in by Apple? Where in my country they are roughly £89, put in myself
£89 for 32GB, that's a great price.

Just ordered 32Gb from Crucial for £111 which I thought was good. At least its definitely guaranteed by Crucial to fit the new iMac 2012 27"

Wish I could order the iMac now :-(
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 02:47 PM   #12
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What the hell........600$ for 32 RAM that is like £375 are you getting in put in by Apple? Where in my country they are roughly £89, put in myself
Well yep, 200$ for each 8GB - that's official BTO pricing =)
That's why everyone is adding RAM by themselves
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 03:24 PM   #13
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£89 for 32GB, that's a great price.

Just ordered 32Gb from Crucial for £111 which I thought was good. At least its definitely guaranteed by Crucial to fit the new iMac 2012 27"

Wish I could order the iMac now :-(
I only need an 1x 8gb and 16gb (2x8gb) pack
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 03:31 PM   #14
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I only need an 1x 8gb and 16gb (2x8gb) pack
Seems like a strange way to order 24GB..... I assume you already have an 8GB stick sitting around?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:14 PM   #15
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I only need an 1x 8gb and 16gb (2x8gb) pack
That means your RAM will be running at single channel mode, half the memory performance.
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That means your RAM will be running at single channel mode, half the memory performance.
Get back to Earth, the performance difference between single- and dual-channel modes is not even 5%. Modern CPUs have sophisticated memory usage algorithms that eliminate the single-channel mode's disadvantage.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:04 AM   #17
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Seems like a strange way to order 24GB..... I assume you already have an 8GB stick sitting around?
You already have an 8GB in the iMac?
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:23 AM   #18
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You already have an 8GB in the iMac?
The iMac does come with 8Gb but they are in the configuration of 2 x 4GB

So to get to 32Gb you need 4 x 8Gb and that will leave you the original 8Gb (2x 4GB) over.

Hence why I ordered 4 x 8GB and got them for £111.58 and they arrived this morning Just need an iMac 2012 to put them in




The 8GB left over from the iMac will not go to waste as I have a 4gb (2x2GB) laptop into which I can put the 2 x 4GB original Dram from the iMac and bring it up to 8Gb. From its specs it appears to take exactly the same memory.
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The iMac does come with 8Gb but they are in the configuration of 2 x 4GB

So to get to 32Gb you need 4 x 8Gb and that will leave you the original 8Gb (2x 4GB) over.

Hence why I ordered 4 x 8GB and got them for £111.58 and they arrived this morning Just need an iMac 2012 to put them in

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The 8GB left over from the iMac will not go to waste as I have a 4gb (2x2GB) laptop into which I can put the 2 x 4GB original Dram from the iMac and bring it up to 8Gb. From its specs it appears to take exactly the same memory.
Nice. Never saw that 2x4GB.

It seems the price has gone up by £8.37 if ordered today £119.95
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The iMac does come with 8Gb but they are in the configuration of 2 x 4GB

So to get to 32Gb you need 4 x 8Gb and that will leave you the original 8Gb (2x 4GB) over.

Hence why I ordered 4 x 8GB and got them for £111.58 and they arrived this morning Just need an iMac 2012 to put them in

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The 8GB left over from the iMac will not go to waste as I have a 4gb (2x2GB) laptop into which I can put the 2 x 4GB original Dram from the iMac and bring it up to 8Gb. From its specs it appears to take exactly the same memory.
How do you know if they will fit in the new iMac?
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Nice. Never saw that 2x4GB.

It seems the price has gone up by £8.37 if ordered today £119.95
I am an existing Crucial Customer. I entered their "Apple® Spending Spree sweepstakes" competition and although I didn't win, they sent me a money off voucher so saved 7% on my memory purchase

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How do you know if they will fit in the new iMac?
Because Crucial already list the new iMac 2012, and they Guarantee it will fit
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Nice. Never saw that 2x4GB.

It seems the price has gone up by £8.37 if ordered today £119.95
Yep. This is why I was questioning your choice of 3 x 8GB since the standard config is 2 x 4GB in Macs (to take advantage of dual channel memory)
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Yep. This is why I was questioning your choice of 3 x 8GB since the standard config is 2 x 4GB in Macs (to take advantage of dual channel memory)
going to order mines this weekend.

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I am an existing Crucial Customer. I entered their "Apple® Spending Spree sweepstakes" competition and although I didn't win, they sent me a money off voucher so saved 7% on my memory purchase



Because Crucial already list the new iMac 2012, and they Guarantee it will fit
Lucky git lol!
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