another what iMac should I get thread

Discussion in 'iMac' started by memo90061, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. memo90061 macrumors 6502

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    I've been reading this forum for a while now. I love reading about people and their new iMacs. I've been thinking about an iMac for more than a year already. It will be my first mac so I'm excited. :D I will use the computer for web browsing, listen to music, edit pictures on photoshop, web design and probably some small movie editing. The only games I play are The Sims. I'm hoping the iMac I get will be able to run The Sims 3 when it comes out. What iMac should I get for the things I'm going to use it for?

    I'm thinking about a refurbished 24 inch iMac 2.4GHz
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    refurbished 24 inch iMac 2.8GHz

    I would get the refurbished 24 inch iMac 2.8GHz but I don't really have a lot of money for it. I would get it if I really need it for the stuff I want to do on the iMac.

    what do you guys recommend?
     
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Aside from Sims 3 since it isn't out yet, my brother does all above on a 2.0 GHz MacBook. The 2.4 GHz iMac will be fine.
     
  3. NiroNavro macrumors regular

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    I'll be getting the refurbished 24" 2.4GHz this Friday! I recommend you getting as much as you can for as much as you can afford. That's what I'm doing. I can't afford the refurbished 2.8GHz so I'm getting the next best thing. I really want the extra screen space that the 24" has, otherwise for the same price I could get the 2.66GHz 20" model...which would be faster. If you can't afford the 2.8GHz then go with the 2.4GHz. It's still a great machine and should be cable of doing everything that you need it to. If you don't need the 24" screen then I would recommend you go with the 20" 2.66GHz.
     
  4. Soxy macrumors member

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    If you really wanna play The Sims 3 comfortably in a high resolution (24" iMacs have super high res) then you're gonna need a 3ghz 8800 model >.<
     
  5. memo90061 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i guess 2.4GHz would be good! :D my PC is only 1.8GHz.

    I would want the high end iMac but thats too much for me right now.

    NiroNavro congrats!! :D I can't wait to get one. I'll probably get an iMac in like 2 or 3 weeks.
     
  6. NiroNavro macrumors regular

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    Thanks! I'm stoked to finally be getting an iMac! I might actually, if I have enough money this Friday, get the 2.8GHz version. But I could use the extra money I would spend on that, on an Elgato eyeTV instead. Decisions decisions. I suppose I could get the faster iMac and then get the eyeTV later. That's probably a better choice on my part, since I can basically only get this iMac once but I can get an eyeTV anytime. Yeah, I'll do that. Like my crazy thought process? Sorry about that! Hehe!:D I'm just really excited to be getting my iMac!!!
     
  7. memo90061 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that sounds good. :D i also want the elgato eyeTV!
     
  8. Trouble1 macrumors member

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    Don't hold back

    Get the 2.8, don't look back, you'll love it.

    Best computer I've owned and it can do some of the greatest stuff.
     

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