Hi everyone My 2009 27 inch iMac is on it's last legs and it's time for a new one. I know it may not be the best time to buy, but it's supper slow even with 8GB of RAM and a SSD. My plan is to buy one now, and keep it until the Retina iMac or late 2014 iMac comes out. So now the question is what kind of configuration do I need? These are the things I would do on the computer Use all of the pre-loaded apps Download More from the Mac App Store Store photos in iPhoto Edit photos in Aperture Make movies in iMovie and export movies Use iWork for making documents Listen to Music in iTunes My editing is a hobby, and not professional. I tend to have 1 app open full screen, and maybe 2 or 3 running in the background. I know for sure that I am going to get the 512GB SSD, but I'm unsure about the processor, CPU, GPU and RAM. I think either 8 or 16GB should be good. Any advice helps. My plan is to buy within a week, and give my old iMac to my wife so she can use it for her work. Thanks!