27" Upgrade rumor time!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MacWanter, Oct 26, 2012.


What do you think will be the most costly!?

Poll closed Apr 4, 2013.
  1. Fusion Drives

    17 vote(s)
  2. RAM Upgrades

    3 vote(s)
  3. Graphic Upgrades

    9 vote(s)
  4. Prosessor Upgrades

    0 vote(s)
  5. Mostly stay the same.

    1 vote(s)
  1. MacWanter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Well, as we know, we are not able to get to the store page to look at the upgrade prices as of yet. However, we can try to figure this out. As for the highest end (2000$) I want to try to guess the money for the add ons...And so should you guys.

    100$-230$ 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7

    80$-90$ 16 GB RAM
    160$-180$ 32 GB RAM

    Hard Drives:
    100$-300$ 3T HHD 7200 RPM
    250$-300$ 1T Fusion Drive 7200 RPM
    400$-450$ 3T Fusion Drive 7200 RPM
    180$-200$ 768GB Solid State Drive

    140$-200$ NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX

    I HIGHLY doubt that these will be the prices...But who knows. I know I would want them to be cheaper. ;)
  2. Pie Chips Salad macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2012
    180$-200$ 768GB Solid State Drive

    Your Solid Snake Hard Drive is WAY off the mark. The min it will cost is $600. If you look at the RMBp its anywhere from 500 - 1000 dollars!

    I hope your right tho!
  3. MacWanter thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Well, the price is tacked on to the iMac, not being a subtraction or somthing. Soo...The 1T price + the money for the SSD.
  4. The Peasant macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2012
    im hoping the fact they have bumped the standard price by £100 means the upgrades arn't as harsh, on 2011 it was £160 for i7, £100 for graphics card, £400 for ssd, im gutted fusion arn't in as standard, so I am hoping that its a pretty cheap premium, I mean we already get the 1tb drive in first place, so how much can they charge for a 128gb SSD? as thats all we are recieving...

    Im hoping theres an easier accesible way to fusion SSD like the clever way the SSD is under touchpad in 13"
  5. #5
    Yeah. There would basically be no point to the 1TB fusion drive if the SSD was that cheap. The SSD will probably be at least $1000 sadly. It's $900 to get a 512GB one in the 13" rMBP. I'm really hoping to god they will have a 512GB SSD option for the new iMac. The 1TB Fusion will be $250 for the 21.5", maybe $350 for the 27"?. RAM will most likely cost $200 for 16 GB, $400 to max out to 32GB, though I don't know why we're even discussing it for the 27". Why would you buy RAM from apple for the 27"???
  6. MacWanter thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Why would you buy it? Because it would be interally, allowing for still 4 custom slots.
  7. #7
    No... There is absolutely no point to upgrading the RAM through apple if you're talking about the 27". Unless you enjoy burning money. But in that case I think it would be more entertaining to literally take a lighter to some bills.
  8. MacWanter thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2012
  9. MarketingGuy macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2010
    Hillsborough, NJ
    I will be getting the fully loaded 27" with the 768 GB SSD, but it's not going to be cheap. I did the calculations using the Mac Mini, MacBook Pro, etc. to model the upgrade cost. If you go from 1 TB HDD to 768 GB SSD (using multiple steps across different machines, like the MBP 1 TB HDD -->512 GB SSD for $800 + rMBP 512 GB SSD --> 768 GB SSD for $500, etc.) I always get $1,300 as the upgrade price. Granted those are for 5400 RPM 1 TB HDD drives, but the best we could probably hope for is $1,000.
  10. 12dylan34 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2009
    Given the that 1TB fusion drive is $250 for the Mac Mini, I would be willing to bet that it's the same for the iMac. That's what I'll be getting, in addition to some external storage down the road...Unless the 3TB fusion is only like $300, then I'll spring for that.
  11. iEdd macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2005
    The 680MX is supposedly worth about $800. What's the 675MX worth? An upgrade for ≤$300 is quite optimistic.

    $200 for the 768 GB SSD is laughable, I'm afraid. It's $1200 on the rMBP, and that's after you already have an SSD that's worth more than a 1 TB HDD. Prices may have dropped, but My guess is $1200-1500.

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