So, I checked the iMac student pricing on my campus, and it's quite a bit less than I thought, so I'm thinking of getting better BTO options. I've already made a thread on the iMac video editing if you want to check it out - http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=16271465 Originally I was going for the 21.5" with Fusion Drive (That's the second one; with 650M GPU) but considering it's cheaper than I thought, I'm thinking of going up to 16GB RAM and getting the i7 processor. I'm wondering what people feel before I go into it more than I have. Obviously the BTO prices aren't available yet so we're relying on speculation. I will be using my iMac for HD video editing, VFX (In After Effects - I'm gonna save for Element 3D once I have the iMac, so note down 3D work), I use Photoshop often (Mainly creating set extensions for After Effects, also doing funny stuff), and the regular stuff like Chrome, Mail, Skype etc. I really won't be gaming much, I'm not a gaming type, I feel there's very little to gain, but I used to host a Minecraft server, and my friends will likely get me back to doing that, and in turn I will probably play some Minecraft as well. I also have a Portal 2 copy on my Steam, I might download that and play it to the point where I feel it's eating my life. That's literally it for gaming. So, yeah, i5 or i7? How much of an improvement is the i7? I've been told the i7 isn't much of an improvement over the i5 from a gaming perspective, but I believe you need different parts for video editing and gaming. i7 + 16GB RAM or one of the two? I guess it boils down to future proofing; I'm hoping to have it maybe 3 years, or if the next mac pro is really good/at a good price, I'll save for that.