|Apr 16, 2013, 01:57 AM||#1|
iMac 27", i7 upgrade or Fusion Drive upgrade?
Which upgrade would be more beneficial? I'm already planning on getting the graphics card upgrade and i was thinking of getting the fusion drive but i don't know whether or not the i7 upgrade would be better for me.
I am planning on using the computer for video and photo editing along with some subtle gaming.
|Apr 16, 2013, 07:34 AM||#3|
Unless your doing a lot of virtualisation, you can probably drop the i7 CPU upgrade and stick with the i5,
I am planning on the iMac shortly, and going for the 2gb video, and 3GB fusion BTO upgrades, ill add my own Ram after market because i can add 32GB for about 10% the cost apple are pricing it at.
i may even just go for a stock 1TB build, no fusion and not use the internal drive at all, plumbing for an external 256GB thunderbolt SSD and external Thunderbolt 4TB drive and setting them up as Fusion, at least that way i know i can replace the costly parts without going back to apple if the SSD or HDD Fails after a year.
iWatch in action http://media.joe.ie/wp-content/uploa...ael-Knight.jpg
MacBook Pro/iPad Mini/TV1/iMac/iPhone5
|Apr 18, 2013, 09:19 PM||#4|
I'm in a similar dilemma, I'm looking at getting the 27" iMac as well and am debating on the options. That i7 looks pretty sweet but so does an upgraded video card, however I feel like the fusion drive isn't that big of a deal to me.
2013 15" rMBP 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM | 64GB iPhone 6+ (Space Grey)
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|iMac upgrade Fusion drive to Flash Drive||cenoevil||iMac||6||May 9, 2014 10:42 PM|
|iMac: Fusion Drive AND upgrade to 16GB RAM?||Karvel||iMac||11||Jan 2, 2014 09:57 AM|
|1st time iMac 21.5" buyer: SSD or Fusion? 16GB RAM or 2.9 i5 upgrade?||Tribefan||iMac||14||Oct 31, 2013 09:21 AM|
|Can you upgrade to a Fusion drive later on?||Woodcrest64||iMac||17||Apr 22, 2013 10:47 PM|
|Fusion Drive or Not? Upgrade RAM?||ajkr711||iMac||3||Dec 19, 2012 08:14 PM|
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:37 PM.