Finally Purchased my new iMac - long time coming :-)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by davemark, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. davemark macrumors newbie

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    I been wanting a new iMac since 12 and just recently i have ordered a new 2014 model :) with the following specification

    27"
    • 3.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
    • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2X8GB
    • 3TB Fusion Drive
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4GB GDDR5

    Cant wait for it to arrive :)

    I do a lot of photo editing and my old windows pc was just getting far to sluggish :) this hopefully will be a good 5 year investment :)

    DaveMark
     
  2. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    Congratulations! Welcome to deluxe computing. :D
     
  3. Kyle-K, Sep 14, 2014
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    It's a very nice machine and I'm sure you will enjoy it.
     
  4. Mac32 macrumors 65816

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    Congrats! It's a great machine, you'll love it! :)
     
  5. 7oost macrumors newbie

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    Nice one!

    I'am planning to buy the same configuration (only the Fusion drive will be SSD) but I have 1 question that keeps me from buying one. How likely is it that Apple will upgrade the iMac in October? Should I wait or,...? Did you had the same doubt?
     
  6. davemark thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking that after i ordered it but tbh i lived with a old samsung monitor and a dated windows desktop for so long this new mac is gonna fly and even if a better one comes out a even more better one will come out a year later .. i would be forever changing i see this mac lasting me 5 years before need of an update :)
     
  7. DooDuh, Sep 16, 2014
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    DooDuh macrumors member

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    Me too! I've been waiting all summer to buy a new 27"... but, i think I can last a few more weeks until I see what Apple offers next month.
     
  8. Kjos macrumors member

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    Nice man!

    You got the same one as me, but I just did the 2GB of video memory, but with the 4GB your going to be blasting through any graphical situation out there!

    I hope you love it as much as I love mine!
     
  9. firedept macrumors 603

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    Nice machine! I am sure you will enjoy it for a long time. You will be able to do some real quick work with that machine.
     
  10. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Welcome to the bright side :)

    I've got the same one, except that I ordered it with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD, and then popped in 32GB aftermarket RAM myself.

    It sails through 4K editing smoothly and quietly.
     
  11. 7oost macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys!

    Good to hear that this machine will run smoothly! Since were speaking of this kinda specced machine (i5, 4gb Videocard and 512 SSD) I'm wondering the next question. How does it handle gaming? Im not playing heavy shooters or so, but I do play a little starcraft 2 and Diablo 3. Is this acceptable?
     
  12. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I have the GTX 780M and play BF4 at ultra settings, and can get over 60 fps.
     
  13. 7oost macrumors newbie

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    And this s with Bootcamp i presume? Thanks for reply!
     
  14. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Yup, Boot Camp.
     
  15. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    60fps? Ultra settings at 2560x1440? I don't think so. Though he did say "can" get over 60fps. Probably when looking at the sky. :D
     
  16. 7oost macrumors newbie

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    So what is your experience?
     
  17. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    It's been a while since I played around with BF4 on my iMac. At 1920x1080 it's possible to hit 60fps (not solidly - but part of that is game coding). But you'll need to play with settings to see what works best for you.

    Now, Diablo III, I play it often. Mostly stable 60fps is doable at 2560x1440 in Boot Camp. OS X Yosemite's performance in D3 is greatly improved over Mavericks, fyi. I would always reboot to Window 7 to play, but since Yosemite I no longer do this.

    Bear in mind that D3 is not a 100% smooth game on any system out there due to some peculiar bugs with the game itself. At times, even on a top-of-the-line iMac framerates can drop literally into the <10fps in certain areas, but this isn't too common, thankfully, and is nothing to do with the iMac itself.
     
  18. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Not 1440p. 1440p would've been impossible.

    1920x1080.

    Average is more like between 50-60, but easily shoots past 60 in quite a number of situations.
     
  19. 7oost macrumors newbie

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    Thanks William! I know the situation playing D3, on my gaming system right now, which is a pretty heavy machine, I do get framedrops as well. I can live with that. But i would be realy nice if I can play D3 just in mavericks/Yosemite and not have to switch to Bootcamp. Good to know that the iMac will handle these kinda games though! You can never test these kinda things in a shop or something :/
     
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    Congrats!

    Been holding out myself for a long time now. Still running on an 7 year old 24" 2.8Ghz model with 4GB ram. The time has come to upgrade, but I'm waiting till it ships with Yosemite installed as I figured what the heck, I've waited this long, LOL.

    Have fun with it!
     
  23. voyager1 macrumors newbie

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    Magic mouse

    recently bought my first mac-imac 27,8gb ram,512gb ssd, gt 755m, i would like help on two simple points. the magic mouse seems fine but there is very slight movement maybe less than 1mm on the upper shell is that normal?

    finally for multitasking spotify/multiple web tabs, word ,powerpoint, etc is 8gb enough. i have checked with the activity monitor and understanding how mavericks works seem to be in my limits.
     
  24. alksion macrumors 68000

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    I have the exact same setup but with a 512GB SSD. It was very expensive, but I love it to death and would buy it all over again.

    This machine is a beast and I will use it for years to come. I hope you enjoy yours in the same way.
     
  25. macs4nw, Sep 19, 2014
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    Congrats. A great machine that you will love, especially with the 780 graphics, and Fusion drive. (Not that it diminishes the machine, or to rain on your parade, but for accuracy's sake, that is a Sep 2013 unit, which is still current at the moment).

    You may want to consider investing in an Uninterruptible Power Supply, or UPS. The lower end models can be had for as little as ~$50, and could be saving your bacon one day. If you require longer runtimes, or want to hook up more peripherals, they tend to become bulkier and pricier though.

    Enjoy your new iMac!
     

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