Could use advice/feedback about upcoming purchase

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bounou, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. bounou macrumors 6502

    bounou

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    Considering ordering a 2017 iMac, i7 27" with a 580 and a 1TB SSD.

    I had pretty much decided to wait till next year when they announced the new iMac mostly based on the rumors of a redesign for next year.

    I need the computer as an upgrade to my Mac Mini, it is my primary desktop PC and also my media server and I use it for encoding and it is really not doing the job and just too slow for some stuff. Plus I just ordered a new ergonomic desk for my office so I will be using the desktop more and want a better experience.

    I also would like to be able to do some light gaming, nothing too hardcore, WoW and Warhammer total war for the most part. I really have no problem playing games at 1440p and with TB3 I figure at some point I can always get a better eGPU if needed.

    I have an opportunity to buy the iMac at a considerable discount, as in 3200$ CAD instead of 4700$ that apple would charge, at 4700$ I would not even consider it but at 3200$ I am thinking about it.

    Before I got the discount on the iMac I was going to wait to see next years model and either get a eGPU with my MacBook Pro or build my own reasonably priced gaming PC to hold me over until the new iMac is released.

    I know it's dumb really but my main worry is that a year from now Apple comes out with an insane new design for the iMac or Mac Pro and I end up regretting not waiting but on the flip slide I would be saving so much it would probably not be that hard to unload it next year at a price that would be pretty close to what I paid for.

    Conflicted, want to avoid buyers remorse down the line.
     
  2. Ph.D. macrumors 6502

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    Yes, next year the iMac will likely be physically redesigned. Yes, this year's update is very nice indeed. Your choice, and little more can be said.
     
  3. cptn.nemo macrumors regular

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    Nobody really knows what apple will do so I wouldn't bet on anything significant for imac, you could literally wait forever for the next best thing
     
  4. Floris macrumors 68020

    Floris

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    Considering ordering a 2017 iMac, i7 27" with a 580 and a 1TB SSD.


    That's the one i have, love it, no regrets. it will be my daily driver for personal and hobby, media consumption, gaming, etc.
     

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