27" refurb 2.66 quad i5 or new 3.2 i3

Discussion in 'iMac' started by obey908, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. obey908 macrumors 6502a

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    I am looking to replace my mac mini and considering a refurbished 27" 2.66 quad core i5 or a brand new 3.2 i3.

    The computer will be used mostly for photos and converting videos with handbrake.

    thanks
     
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  3. opera57 macrumors 6502

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    I think the i5 would be a much better machine for what you want with it being quad core, video encoding with handbrake would be significantly faster than the i3 I would think! [​IMG]
     
  4. obey908 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the input.

    Would the new i7 be overkill for what I am doing?
     

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