Buying new imac, dif between 2.16 & 2.33?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by snowy-goofy, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. snowy-goofy macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2006
    Heya all, after Christmas I'm guy a new iMac :)



    2GB RAM
    250GB HD
    7600 GT

    I was wondering if there is any difference between the 2, is it noticeable and is it worth the money?

    I'm not a gamer (at all), but i love having a fast computer, also this will be my first mac :) so excited :)


    cant wait
  2. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    That depends on what you use your computer for... can you be more specific?

    Also, if you're not a gamer, the 7600 GT upgrade may be unnecessary. In that case, I would use the money you save to upgrade the processor instead.
  3. snowy-goofy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2006
    lol i said guy instead of buy.

    internet, word processing, some video and picture editing movies nothing big.

    What is the difference between the 2 is it speed and is it alto faster or a bit?

  4. Liong612 macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2006
    i have 2.33

    The only reason i bought it because, you know how processor speed change like every week, i don't want to be out dated at least in a year or so.
    It is more like the greedy side of me, i bought 2.33 ghz instead of the standard 2.13.
    I don't think you will even notice the speed difference. Just buy the one you can afford.. and be happy with it.
  5. snowy-goofy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2006
  6. Zwhaler macrumors 603


    Jun 10, 2006
    I say got for the 2.33, like I did. Months after you get the computer, and the money is already spent, you will wish you had the faster model. My friend has the 2.16 and I notice a little speed difference in several applications, so I say go for it. Plus it's nice to know that you have the best :)
  7. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    All the newer Cpu's are fast these days, going from a 2.13 to 2.33 makes little difference in anything for the consumer. I would focus on other items video,Memory,hard drive space,Monitor size etc. Thats where you are going to make a difference. A 2.13 can do everything a 2.33 can or even 2.6 can. CPU's are just plenty fast across the board. I wouldnt even focus on the cpu.
  8. snowy-goofy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2006
    thanks guys good response :)

    i think i am just gonna get the 2.33 just for the sake of it :)

    like u said its nice knowing u have the best :)

    if anyone plains on flaming me becuz i cant spell dont waste your time
  9. Zwhaler macrumors 603


    Jun 10, 2006
    Good move. In a year or two when this revision is slightly outdated, it will be all the more of a powerful machine because of upgrades like this that you took into consideration.
  10. snowy-goofy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2006
    i hate the idea that soon my machine will be outdated i no that everyday there will be a new technology , i wish everything would slow down just a bit so i can still say i have the best :)

    thanks for all the replies :)
  11. Zwhaler macrumors 603


    Jun 10, 2006
    Don't worry about it. If we never bought the latest technology because we knew something would be coming out soon which is even better (which trust me, it always does) then we would never buy the product that we want because we would be endlessly waiting for something newer, and then we wouldn't ever have the computer we want.
  12. beatsme macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2005
    I have a 1.5Ghz Intel Mini, and it rules. Do yourself a favor: get as much memory as you can afford. I forget how much the thing supports (2GB, maybe?) but if you're doing video/moving picture editing, you're going to need it.
  13. snowy-goofy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2006
  14. snowy-goofy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2006
    yeah it goes up to 3GB ram but thats an extra $1070 i cant afford that much lol :( video and picture editing would take up maybe 3% of my overall time on the computer lol
  15. K20 macrumors member

    Nov 19, 2006
    Torrance, CA
    Nice move going for a 2.33. If you're not a gamer, I'd put the money into more hard drive space instead of dropping cash on the 7600GT.
  16. mocman macrumors regular

    May 8, 2004
    I was in the same spot as you about a week ago. I opted for the 2.16 because I was moving from a powermac g5 dual 1.8 tower. I read a ton of reviews and none stated that the 2.16 was slow enough to tell the diff.
    I also went the refurb route and saved another $300.00 to add some ram after the new year.
  17. furious macrumors 65816


    Aug 7, 2006
    my dad is pissed at me for breaking the computer:mad: could be a chance to get them to join the cult.:p so i will go with 2.16 for budget.

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