27 i5 or 21 i7 ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Ron12, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hello friends , after i think what to take ,
    mac mini 2012
    512 ssd
    quad core 17
    16ram
    or
    imac 2012 with fusion drive + 16ram

    I made a decision and i take the imac

    i dont sure which model take .
    27 with i5 quad core 2.9 or 21.5 with i7 3.1 ?

    thanks
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Really depends on what you are going to do with it. For me I do graphics and video so I went with the 27" 3.4 i7, Nvidia 680.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Music Production .
    Just this .
    no internet , just music production .
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Then if it were me I would go with 21.5 with i7 3.1 and a Fusion Drive.
     
  5. macrumors 68030

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    Bear in mind the extra real estate would be bloody handy with Logic. Think about the extra number of tracks you're going to be able to have on screen with a 27".
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Good point!
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you so much guys !

    so I5 QUAD CORE 2.9GHZ will make good work for sure ?

    with 32GB RAM and 1tb fusion drive
     
  8. macrumors 68030

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    If you're getting a 27" - upgrade the RAM yourself, don't pay Apple's prices.

    And the i5 will be good enough for logic IMO. The i7 will obviously be faster, but it depends how much $$$ that speed bump is worth to you.
     
  9. Ron12, Jan 6, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2013

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    sure i update the ram by myself .. i put 32GB RAM

    i cant buy 27 with i7 ..

    27 with quad core i5 3.2 make better ? i fill the diffrent between 2.9 i5 or 3.2 i5 ?

    IMAC 27
    QUAD CORE I5 3.2
    32GB RAM
    1 FUSION DRIVE
     
  10. macrumors 68030

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    I'd just stick with the 2.9 in that case. It will be fine for what you're doing :).
     
  11. thread starter macrumors member

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    ok !

    so for sure , take this :

    IMac 27
    Quad Core I5 2.9Ghz
    32GB RAM
    1TB FUSION DRIVE
     

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