21.5 iMac base. Good enough?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Zelnaga, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Zelnaga macrumors regular

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    Hi guys. Thinking of getting the iMac still after seeing the refresh. I was wondering I there's any benchmark on how the iMac 21.5 base unit fares on Starcraft 2. Probs the only game i be playing with Diablo 3. So long as I can play on medium I don't mind. Also I'll generally be using my iMac for general usage and maybe remote desktopping and learn photoshopping. Would that be sufficient on the base unit?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    In OS X, it should run fine on medium but if you're going to play it under Windows, then medium-high
     
  3. Zelnaga thread starter macrumors regular

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    I understand you have 27 iMac? Was wondering if there's any links or benchmarks to confirm the info before I take the bite. Not that I'm going against your word but I'd like to make doubly sure before I folk out 1k on a comp. I may go highend but I could use the extra 250£ towards an iPad.
     
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    Nah, I have 24" iMac.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=993641

    http://forums.battle.net/maintenance.html?sid=5000 (currently offline)
     
  5. Zelnaga thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cheers for that. Ill seriously consider the base unit!
     
  6. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Why not at least bump up to the high end 21.5" with ATI 5670? It'll definitely run your games better.
     
  7. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    I'd recommend the higher end 21.5 inch as well. You'll probably be able to get a refurbished one for a lesser price soon enough. The mobility 5730 in the higher end 21.5 inch iMac will definitely be able to run sc2 on medium settings with confidence.
     

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