When your 27" iMac arrives, what is the first thing you will do?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jackofharts, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. jackofharts macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2012
    What is the first thing you will do after your iMac arrives? (Besides plugging it in).
  2. JSchwartz15 macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2012
    I got it completely maxed out, so I am going to run fcp x and motion 5 doing as much as I can (my current computer is a base model early 2009 iMac. It's practically useless). I'm also going to run The Sims 3 at full graphics, something which I've never been close to being able to do without serious lag.
  3. photoz macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2006
  4. iohass macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2012
  5. jmcgeejr macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    Put it under the christmas tree and wait until xmas or xmas eve to open it. it's my gift to myself, and having it on christmas just feels like it will be fun!
  6. iMcLovin macrumors 68000


    Feb 11, 2009
    Jiggle the Jewelry

    Shake the Snake

    Slam the Hammer

    Snap the Monkey

    Spunk the Monk

    Tickle the Elmo

    Waxing the Dolphin

    ...shall I go on ? ;)
  7. iohass macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2012
    snapping the monkey sounds kind of painful... I thought it was spanking the monkey?
  8. TheIrwinner macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Meet the family

    It will be introduced to the family, of course! I'll set it on Great Grandpa 7500/100 's lap, then do a meet and greet with Grandpa 8600/200, then off to see it's siblings, the 2007 White MB, then it's sister 2010 MB Air.

    The proud mommy is a 2004 17" iMac G4 (Pod), and daddy is a Gen1 iPad. It seems a fitting child of the two of them...always wondered what she was carrying in that pod:D
  9. Wakeywarrior macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Installing my new 16GB of memory to make 24 gigs- purchased from Crucial for 60 quid instead of the hundreds it would have cost with Apple:confused:
  10. ericbreiter macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    Plug it in, boot and verify the quality of the screen (distortion, dead pixels, backlight, etc.).
  11. 12dylan34 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2009
    I'm going to leave in the box until finals are over this week...Seriously, though. It's supposed to get here Thursday, but I can't have the distraction...wish I could trade shipping dates with someone who could open it upon arrival.
  12. zipur macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2011
    The great state of Texas
  13. bflowers macrumors 6502a

    Jul 19, 2006
    but WILL IT BLEND?!?

    for the record, I think those are extremely stupid and sinfully wasteful videos, but the question was going to be asked eventually
  14. Hexley macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2009
    1) Take Pictures
    2) Post on Social Networks
    3) Unbox
    4) Take more Pictures
    5) Install 32GB of RAM
    6) Plug in
    7) Boot up
    8) Time Machine everything over to the iMac. I would love to connect it via FW800 but Apple removed it from the iMac.

    Perhaps Gigabit Ethernet would be faster than USB 3?
  15. TeeZee1000 macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2010
    I will boot it up then do my pixel/screen analysis. I also decided to reinstall all my programs fresh instead of time machine from my old old Mac. This should be challenging since I didn't get a SuperDrive. I will install from the network and Internet. Fun times :confused:
  16. Onimusha370 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2010
    Look at it for a few hours, and then gently caress its curves until it accepts me as its mate
  17. jackofharts thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2012
    amazing haha!
  18. bflowers macrumors 6502a

    Jul 19, 2006
    So you'll be molesting it's backside? :eek:
  19. mmomega macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    Gigabit maxes out right at 120MB/s, USB3 is supposed to be 5X as fast but you would need an external SSD to read/write faster than Gigabit.
  20. Ryan.Tanner macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    McKinney, TX
  21. CoreyLahey macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2012
    I actually just threw up a little.
  22. TeeZee1000 macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2010
    True #nerdlove in its natural habitat...
  23. MythicFrost macrumors 68040


    Mar 11, 2009
    I came into this thread hoping for someone to say "Install Windows 7 and benchmark high end games"...

    Not what I found... :eek: :(

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