Buying my first 21" iMac!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bandityo, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2012
    After years from PC, going to take the you really see any big benefit of going to the base upgaded model over the base model for $200 ? Is that video card and little faster cpu worth $200 ? Im barely gonna game, maybe a call of duty once in a while.

  2. macrumors 68040


    Nov 3, 2011
    Depending on your use - no

    I think the fusion drive might be the best upgrade - 5400 HHD is kinda slow - IMHO.
  3. macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Honestly, you'd be better served paying $250 and getting the Fusion Drive. That will speed things up a ton on normal tasks. You won't see much of a difference for gaming and honestly, in a year or so, it probably won't be able to run many top tier games anyway.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2012
    Thanks not much difference in the 640 vs 650? and the higher clock speed huh

  5. Serban, Feb 11, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2013

    macrumors 68040

    Jan 8, 2013
    For call of duty i don't think so.
    I saw some gaming with the 640M for batman arkham city with native resolution everything to medium+high. Nice. So only in high demanding game i think is a difference of playing from all medium to all to high(640m vs 650m)
  6. macrumors 68040

    Jan 8, 2013
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    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    As others have said...least get the Fusion Drive.

    I use a older 2006 Imac ...even running from my external usb ssd i notice a major difference!
  8. macrumors 68040

    Jan 8, 2013
    yes, fusion drive the best upgrade for any new imac.
    the rest of the specs of base line are already great

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