One stop shop vs. Serious Monster

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by roland.g, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. roland.g macrumors 603

    roland.g

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    My two options are:

    24" iMac
    2.33GHz
    2GB RAM
    500GB HDD
    7600GT 256MB VRAM
    BT Keyboard & MM
    Applecare

    mac pro
    2.66GHz
    1GB RAM
    250GB HDD
    2nd Superdrive
    BT & Airport
    BT Keyboard & MM
    Applecare
    2nd HDD 320GB (Seagate 7200.10)

    The Mac Pro is $100 more than the iMac. Never been a real fan of the all-in-one. Don't know that I need all the power of a Mac Pro now. Couldn't afford another gig of RAM for the Mac Pro for a while, 2nd HDD is only $100. Want to do a fair amount of iMovie and other iLife on it as well as web and email and down the road Final Cut Express. Have a 19" LaCie CRT, and would have to/want to wait until ACD's got iSights to get a 23".

    I understand the Mac Pro kicks serious but I also wouldn't want it to be wasted. Will the iMac really rock still?

    24" iMac or Mac Pro?
     
  2. levitynyc macrumors 65816

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    I dont know....I am thinking the same thing myself. I just think that a 7600 is an embarassment in a top of the line iMac. The Graphics cards on the Pro are keeping me from jumping on a 24" iMac.
     
  3. roland.g thread starter macrumors 603

    roland.g

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    If I get the Pro, I would get the stock GeForce 7300GT 256, I doubt I would outlay for the X1900. What is so bad about the 7600GT? And why does everyone ordering a Mac Pro seem to want the X1900 over the stock card. Excuse me, but I don't know much about graphics cards. And I don't do any gaming.
     
  4. Old Smuggler macrumors 6502a

    Old Smuggler

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    Well what had me leaning towards the ATI was dual 30 support
     
  5. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

    ricgnzlzcr

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    Personally I'd get the mac pro, but that's because I'd keep it for a long time and do upgrades. If you're not about keeping your system for more than 2 years then get the imac. You'll have the nice screen and plenty of power. Either way they are both great machines.
     
  6. LionsKiss macrumors member

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    1900 is a much better card than the 7300/7600.
     

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