how much for a maxxed out imac 27" 2012?

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  1. macrumors member

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    anyone have an estimate guess of how much it will cost to get a fully maxxed out 27" imac 2012?

    maxed out not including apple ram upgrade btw
     
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    Flood123

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    To the OP:
    Unfortunately at this time none of us know. Prices typically don't change much from year to year. Last time I checked a maxed out 2011 was in the range of $3499(give or take). I hope this helps.
     
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    phoenixsan

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    I would say....

    buying a stock 27 inch would cost $ 1799.00 (no taxes included), 1 TB no Fusion drive, stock video card. And the 4 RAM sticks for around 200.00 (bought in kits of 2 X 8 GB), excluding taxes.

    If it is a DIY, the above can be a rough estimate, I suppose

    :):apple:
     
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    hfg

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    I am guessing a maxed out 27" will be pushing $4000 :eek:
     
  5. macrumors member

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    Not Cheep

    :rolleyes:
    I Am Guessing Around $3200 - $3400, as long as you don't go for 768GB SSD

    Going with:
    27" 3.4GHz quad-core Intel core I7 with 8MB L3 cache
    8GB Ram
    Upgrade to 32GB 1600MHz DDR3 from OWC for =+$200.
    3TB 7200rpm Fusion Drive
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX Graphic processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
    AppleCare Protection Plan
    Samsung SE-506AB Slim Portable Blu-ray Writer =+$89.

    Just a Guess like every one Else. The 768GB SSD may bring it over $4000.

    Have a Great day

    Hope they come out soon!!!!!
     
  6. hfg
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    hfg

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    Yeah ... but I r-e-a-l-l-y w-a-n-t that big SSD! :eek:

    I won't be surprised if that is $1000 or so upgrade!

    I am thinking that 768 GB SSD and possibly no internal hard disk to keep the heat down.
    Gotta get that top end graphics card too!

    Apple Care may be a good idea for early adopters ...
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    When i buy a new iMac next year or the year after

    I will want to upgrade it to

    a 1tb fusion drive
    16gb of ram
    and a 2 gb video card.

    i bet this will set back alot of kangaroo dollars.
     
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    iMcLovin

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    With the 768 ssd and no ram upgrade it will definitely be around 4000$...but here in Norway with taxes and apples extra charge etc I will have to pay around 6000$ for that machine (which I'm planning to do). Just to give u guys a good reason why your prices are quite ok ;)
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    Well, let's guess =)

    The highest model costs 1999$
    + i7 cpu = 200$ (almost sure)
    + 24GB RAM (32GB total) = 600$ (100% sure)
    + 680MX = 300$ (my guess)
    + 768GB SSD = 1000$ (my guess again)
    --------------------------------
    Summary: 4099$
    (about 3699$ if you choose to add RAM by yourself)
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    What the hell........600$ for 32 RAM that is like £375 are you getting in put in by Apple? Where in my country they are roughly £89, put in myself
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    £89 for 32GB, that's a great price.

    Just ordered 32Gb from Crucial for £111 which I thought was good. At least its definitely guaranteed by Crucial to fit the new iMac 2012 27"

    Wish I could order the iMac now :-(
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    Well yep, 200$ for each 8GB - that's official BTO pricing =)
    That's why everyone is adding RAM by themselves :D
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    I only need an 1x 8gb and 16gb (2x8gb) pack
     
  14. macrumors 68040

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    Seems like a strange way to order 24GB..... I assume you already have an 8GB stick sitting around?
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    That means your RAM will be running at single channel mode, half the memory performance.
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    Get back to Earth, the performance difference between single- and dual-channel modes is not even 5%. Modern CPUs have sophisticated memory usage algorithms that eliminate the single-channel mode's disadvantage.
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    You already have an 8GB in the iMac? :confused:
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    The iMac does come with 8Gb but they are in the configuration of 2 x 4GB

    So to get to 32Gb you need 4 x 8Gb and that will leave you the original 8Gb (2x 4GB) over.

    Hence why I ordered 4 x 8GB and got them for £111.58 and they arrived this morning :) Just need an :apple: iMac 2012 to put them in :rolleyes:

    [​IMG]


    The 8GB left over from the iMac will not go to waste as I have a 4gb (2x2GB) laptop into which I can put the 2 x 4GB original Dram from the iMac and bring it up to 8Gb. From its specs it appears to take exactly the same memory.
     
  19. DeafRaiders, Nov 15, 2012
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    Nice. Never saw that 2x4GB.

    It seems the price has gone up by £8.37 if ordered today £119.95
     
  20. macrumors regular

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    How do you know if they will fit in the new iMac?
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    I am an existing Crucial Customer. I entered their "Apple® Spending Spree sweepstakes" competition and although I didn't win, they sent me a money off voucher so saved 7% on my memory purchase ;)

    Because Crucial already list the new iMac 2012, and they Guarantee it will fit
     
  22. macrumors 68040

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    Yep. This is why I was questioning your choice of 3 x 8GB since the standard config is 2 x 4GB in Macs (to take advantage of dual channel memory)
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    going to order mines this weekend.

    Lucky git lol!
     

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