How much iMac do I need?

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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.
     
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    ka-spot

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    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

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    thanks for the input.

    Ill be getting the 21 inch. if that matters to anyone's opinion
     
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    tom vilsack

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    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
    =$1949

    or

    -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

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    that sounds very reasonable. that's what I was thinking about doing.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    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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