Hello mac advisors, I consider buying an Imac 2017 but I would like some advice before I do so. The WWDC will take place in a couple of days, so I will still wait for the announcements apple will make during that conference. But... if they won’t update the 2017 mac in June / July then I will stick with the 2017 version. So what do I need advice for then? Well… I have a few options to consider based on my usage. To start off, this is the Imac I consider buying: 27 inch 5k retina, 2017. (mid-model). 8GB ram -> going to upgrade it to 16gb myself.. Apple charges too much for this. 512GB SSD i5 3.5 Ghz (or i7?) Radeon pro 575 Budget: Around €2650,- (discount not included in this price, but I do get 6% discount cause I’m a student). ( €2650 = about $3000 and £2300 ) What will the Imac be used for? Mostly for Logic Pro X and very casual gaming. I will use Logic for recording my own music and some music from friends. I will mostly be recording for ‘rock bands’ with electric & acoustic guitars and vocals. Drums, keys and bassguitar are done with my MIDI-keyboard. Some VI’s via Mainstage 3 will be used, but not that often and probably not that many. Q1. What CPU do you recommend? (Is the i7 necessary for me?) After some research I’d say the i5 3.5ghz is enough. The difference between the i5 3.8 is negligible. (what are your thoughts?) I don’t record music for a living, although when I do record music I spend a lot of time in optimizing the songs with effects etc. I will be recording my own album as well. (I am willing to spend the extra money for a i7, but it must be a necessity. If the i5 will do the job as well then I'd stick with a i5). Beside Logic I might use the mac for some casual games. I don’t care about 4k gaming or video edditing. 1440p in high settings with +/- 40-50FPS is fine for me. (not that bothered with ultra settings or consistent 60 fps). Games I play. Civilization 6. F1 2017/2018 Project cars 2 Ark survival (mostly single player) Q2: Will the Radeon pro 575 be good enough for this? I plan to use the Imac for atleast +/- 4 years. Thanks a lot for the advice !