Buy new iMac OR keep 2011 iMac and build a PC?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tjmckay4, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Tjmckay4 macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2014
    Perth, West Aus
    Just looking for some advice for viewing photos and 4k videos.

    I've got a 2011 27" iMac and I'm using a seagate thunderbolt adapter with a 120gb Samsung 850 evo SSD and an internal 3tb hard drive. The SSD is used for the OS and apps and the HD is for data. I also have a 4k TV.

    - Sell my old iMac and buy the new iMac. Persist with an external HD connected to my Nvidia Shield TV for viewing photos and 4k video.
    - Keep my old iMac and build a PC to connect to the 4k TV
    - Buy both! – new iMac and build a PC

    What do you guys reckon?
  2. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2007
    Every time I've used windows software and hardware after using the iMac, I always end up frustrated. Some sort of nonsense with the interface, a troubleshooting problem that drives me down some stupid rabbit hole. Not to say I don't have some problems/frustrations with the iMac (no HD Amazon streaming and no Blu-ray support and the occasional software problem), but the software/hardware of Apple systems still wins for just getting stuff done.

    Can't you just get a streaming device from Roku, Amazon, or Apple TV? I don't know much about Apple TV, but you should be able to watch and stream all of your photos and 4K content with ease.

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