How much iMac do I need?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by anergy913, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2012
    I'm really excited about the new imacs. I'm currently on a 2008 base model imac and I use the computer mostly to play games and surf the web/email/youtube/netflix/etc.

    I'm really only playing diablo 3 (very rarely -- it's not that fun!), starcraft 2, and world of warcraft.

    My OCD/neurosis wants me to get the upgraded i7, the extra RAM, and the fusion drive. My bank account is protesting mightily. What upgrades should i get if that's all I do with my computer?
  2. macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2012
    None. The base model of the 27" will run those games a lot better than your current iMac.

    But if I were you I'd upgrade the RAM. Just because it's so cheap and you can never have too much.
  3. macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2012
    8GB RAM is more than enough.
    You definitely don't need the i7.

    Only fusion drive or 128/256 SSD if possible.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2012
    thanks for the input.

    Ill be getting the 21 inch. if that matters to anyone's opinion
  5. macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    Tell your ocd to buy this one...

    -21" 2.9GHz i5 (must have this model in order to get fusion drive) $1499
    -upgrade ram from 8 gig to 16 gig (not user upgradeable latter,so best to get 16 gig's now) $200
    -1 TB fusion drive $250


    -27" 2.9GHz i5 base model $1799
    -can upgrade ram yourself (base is 8 gigs)
    -yet unknown if one can upgrade 7200rpm sata hd themselves?
    =$1799 (plus cost of 8 gig user installed ram)
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2012
    that sounds very reasonable. that's what I was thinking about doing.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2010
    if you're going for the 21 inch, i'd get the high end model and get a 1tb fusion drive in it. personally think you'd be better off keeping the ram at 8gb, do you think you'll really ever need more than 8?

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