Hey everyone, Yesterday I made a thread in the Buying Advice forum, but someone suggested that I should make a thread about this here as well. Basically, I'm looking to ditch my cheap Windows laptop and indulge myself in the wonderful world of Apple. I've always been a tech enthusiast, and never even considered Apple, until I found out how well-optimized Final Cut Pro X is, even on older / lower-end hardware. I'm currently working to get a degree in journalism. I've finished my freshman year, and in the second semester of the coming year, I'll specialize in written journalism. For written journalism (which includes basic photo editing in Adobe Lightroom), any old PC will work. But I'm very passionate about storytelling, so I want to continue making videos independent from school. I've decided that I'm probably going to get a Panasonic G7 (which shoots good 4K video), as well as a 2017 27" iMac. Because I'm a college student, I can get Apple computers at a decent discount. I can get the base model 27" iMac (i5/570, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive) for €1,899, the i5/575 model for €2.089, and the i5/580 model for €2,349. All prices are after tax. However, someone in the previous thread said that I should get the 256GB SSD over a fusion drive, and then edit off of external storage. I think I agree. This bumps the price up quite a bit, though. In an ideal world, I'd like to get the base i5/570 iMac with an SSD and call it a day. Especially since I'm still a student, and budget definitely is an issue. This is why upgrading to the i7 is basically a no-go for me, unless I REALLY have to. However, since I'll be doing video editing in 4K (with color grading etc.), I'm not sure if that'll be good enough. Also, while fast render speeds are nice, I'm more concerned about smooth timeline scrubbing/preview playback and applying effects at a decent speed. TL;DR: I want to know if the base model iMac with SSD will be adequate for 4K video editing in Final Cut Pro X. I'll upgrade the RAM to 24GB myself later down the line, as more money becomes available. If that's not good enough, I'd like to know if the i5/575 (probably without SSD) model will be good enough. Thanks in advance!