Gaming and Uni work

Discussion in 'iMac' started by HBen, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. HBen macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2012
    Debating between high end 21.5 with fusion drive or low end 27".

    Mainly play games like gta, hitman, cod etc
    (some say 21.5" will game better due to less pixels??)

    Also i word process, video watching and light editing...... Im student so i will get the discount my budget is about £1400

    Loads.of these threads but Im still stuck! What do u guys think? Thanks
  2. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    High-end 21.5" with Fusion will eat up all your £1400 budget but would be the best option, IMO.
  3. HBen thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2012
    Thanks thats what Im currently swaying to, i could push the budget if needed tho!
  4. HBen thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2012
    If any1 thinks that the base 27" would be a much better choice please do say!!!!!
  5. CoolSpot macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2004
    Get a PS3/360 and a laptop.
  6. HBen thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2012
    Already got em ;)
  7. forty2j macrumors 68030


    Jul 11, 2008
    Honestly, if you're serious about gaming, you won't be happy with anything less than the top 27" with upgraded GPU. Given the budget compromises, the top 21" will perform slightly better at native resolution than the low 27", but you'll be running around Medium settings regardless.
  8. kaelell macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2009
    Buy a low end macbook and stick to your ps3 & a subscription to Love film game rentals :p

    & with all that money you save, buy a PS4/Xbox720 in 6-8 months time...

    note* I stuck in the game rental bit, cause well 1 argument for playing games on a desktop could be the ease of piracy. ->not condoning.
  9. FuriousGreg macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2011
    I concur, bite the bullet and get the 27" with the upgrade. The problem is it's going to cost you a lot more than £1400.

    It's unfortunate that they don't offer the same GPU upgrade path for the 21", a 680MX on the 21" would be awesome. I understand why, heat issues, but if they hadn't gone all anorexic they could have.
  10. HBen thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2012
    Haha already got 2008 macbook white, but i really want a desktop!


    Yh going for the top end 27" for me wouldn't be possible. Tbh i casual game Im not some hardcore ultra settings guy, i play like 3hrs a week sometimes!!!!!

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