Finally getting a Mac...just a few questions

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BigWorm, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. BigWorm macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone! I’m going to be buying a iMac soon and I’m just tearing my hair out deciding between the 3.1 i5 w/ the 1GB video card vs. the 2.7 i5 w/the 512 video card. I plan on using it mostly for Logic 9 audio editing, maybe do some video editing in the future with Final Cut, and watch HD movies on it. I also plan on taking advantage of the 2 new thunderbolt ports to connect additional monitors. Will the 1GB card improve the performance of Logic 9 and the additional monitors? Or will the 512GB be sufficient enough to power additional monitors without it being laggy or taking a performance hit? Does the video card make that much of a difference if I'm not gaming. I also noticed that I can buy a refurbished iMac. Has anybody had any issues with a refurbished iMac? I’ve used PC’s pretty much all my life and this is going to be my first Mac! Any information is appreciated Thanks.
     
  2. Sam235 macrumors member

    Sam235

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    Welcome to the Mac family :D!, if ur going to be running 3 displays @ the same time then i reccomend u get the 3.1 i5, its a better overall investment.
     
  3. thats nice macrumors member

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    Yeah with 3 displays get the 1GB card.

    It's not something you can upgrade later so just spec it up now!

    Do it right the first time ;)
     

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