2011 imac Help with specifications

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dannywaugh1, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. dannywaugh1 macrumors member

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    Hey all!

    Looking to buy myself a imac mainly to be used for video and photo editing and as a main computer(the move from pc to mac etc)and all other computer stuff.

    The thing is I cannot decide on what CPU or GPU to chose, iv been looking on the apple site for just over 2 weeks trying to decide what specification to chose and also doing research into mac etc. Ram is not a issue because I know that can be upgraded in the future if needed.
    I cannot seem to work out myself if I will need to extra power in the future, yes I know it will be good for the future but is it worth it for a 1st mac computer?

    Specs so far:

    27-inch iMac
    3.1GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
    or
    3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 extra £160

    4GB ram
    1TB HDD

    AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1GB
    or
    AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB extra £80

    Thanks in advance for your help guys also how did you find the switch from pc to mac?
     
  2. BlindSoul macrumors 6502

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    I'm quite sure you'll live great without these upgrades. And the normal specs will be enough for you for quite a long time, But if you can afford these upgrades then surely upgrade. It all depends in your budget.
     
  3. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    In my opinion, get the best one you can afford. Go for the i7 with all the trimmings.
     
  4. dannywaugh1 thread starter macrumors member

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    thank you both for the advice going to have anther look on the apple site now to see what i can do and also look on here any tip and trick to switching from pc to mac.
     
  5. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    This link will help guide you through the main things when switching from PC to Mac.

    http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/
     

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