21.5" i5 2.7GHz or 2.9GHz?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by virginblue4, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

    virginblue4

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    I'm planning on purchasing a 21.5 inch iMac and am stuck on deciding between the 2.7GHz i5 (which will be a lot cheaper as I can choose the baseline model), the 2.9GHz i5 or maybe even the i7?

    I will be using the iMac for fairly heavy web browsing, moderate amateur photo and video editing, a small amount of gaming (Sims 3 and the new Sim City), watching films and videos mainly on the web, not downloading them and finally uploading videos to YouTube which are around 5-6 minutes in length.

    I have already settled on the 16GB RAM upgrade and the 1TB Fusion Drive, I just want to know where I stand with the CPU?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You can safely choose the model with the base CPU for your stated needs.
     
  3. ybz90 macrumors 6502a

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    There is a similar thread floating around. I don't think you will need the higher-end CPU either.
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    The higher end model also has a slightly better graphics card. Not sure you need that or the upgraded cpu, but I think it's good to consider all the differences between the models when deciding.
     
  5. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Base CPU will be more than ample for your requirements.
     

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