Buying my first 21" iMac!

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

  1. macrumors member

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    After years from PC, going to take the plunge...do 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.

    david
     
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    Spink10

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    Depending on your use - no

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

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    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.
     
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    Thanks guys...so not much difference in the 640 vs 650? and the higher clock speed huh

    david
     
  5. Serban, Feb 11, 2013
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    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)
     
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    Something new???
     
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    tom vilsack

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    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

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    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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