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Old Dec 1, 2012, 10:44 PM   #1
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3 TB Fusion or faster processor and graphics?

Hi all,

I ordered the base 27 with a 3tb Fusion drive now after reading on this forum I'm wondering if I should change my order to a 1tb Fusion drive and go with a faster processor and graphics? Does anyone have any advice? This is my first iMac so I want to get it right. Thanks!
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 10:56 PM   #2
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Definately go for the small internal drive and the better processor and graphics. You can always buy external storage if your needs expand. Plus you should have a backup scheme regardless
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:12 PM   #3
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Definitely go for the larger drive

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More seriously, nobody can answer without more info.
- If you are a gamer, go for faster processor and graphics
- If you do video editing, it depends, but probably processor and graphics
- Otherwise, processor and graphics won't bring you a significant difference
- There's one aspect of a larger hard drive nobody talks about. It's not just a question of space you need. If you're using 800Mb on a 1TB hard drive, your system will be slightly slower than using 800Mb on a 3TB system. Since the hard drive is probably the bottleneck of this kind of system, you want to improve its performance as much as you can, i.e. SSD>Fusion>Larger Hard drive>smaller hard drive

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Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:34 PM   #4
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Hi all,

I ordered the base 27 with a 3tb Fusion drive now after reading on this forum I'm wondering if I should change my order to a 1tb Fusion drive and go with a faster processor and graphics? Does anyone have any advice? This is my first iMac so I want to get it right. Thanks!
In order to get the faster processor and graphics, you would need to step up to the high end 27
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