Mac Mini vs iMac Server

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by harrisonw1998, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I am considering either a Mac Mini w/ 2.0 ghz quad core i7, 8gb ram and 2 500gb HDD or a 27 inch iMac w/ 3.1 ghz i5, 4gb ram and 1tb HDD. Which seems like the better option? I also might occasionally use the server for work other than server, like Final Cut and Adobe software.

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    aarond12

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    For your setup, the difference would be minimal. Either computer will do equally well.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    It's nice to shove a mini away in a cupboard without mouse, kb or screen. You wont get that ability with an iMac.

    Ultimately it's down to packaging, you need to think about where you want it and how practical it will be to have a desktop as your server - people using it, rebooting it and potentially even pulling the cable out for the hoover because they didn't realise it was a server.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    I went with a mini. Low power, runs cool, get a dual HD configuration and does not need to run the display all the time.
     

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