get iMac now?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gdeputy, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. gdeputy macrumors 6502a

    gdeputy

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    So, my windows box in my signature has been giving me issues for about 3 months now. I've replaced nearly all internals and still lockups, freezes ect. Formatted 4+ times, nothing fixes it.

    I've come to the point of wanting to wash my hands of it, and im considering a base 27" iMac.

    Just for basic use, however I would like to be able to play Starcraft 2 on it. Don't care much about other games, frankly don't have time for them. Will this iMac be suitable for that? I don't mind running medium settings as long as the framerate is good.

    Anything I should know before taking the plunge? I've fallen in love with osx since getting my air... i can get the base model refurbed for 1550 after tax ect.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Previous gen high-end 27" would be a better deal, it's 1529$ in refurb store. Currently out of stock but you can use Refurb.Me to notify you when it's back in stock.
     
  3. gdeputy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    gdeputy

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    is the gpu 4850 better than the 5670?
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes
     
  5. Superdry macrumors newbie

    Superdry

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    i5 2.66

    I second the idea to go for the previous gen 2.66 i5 iMac, I dont play Starcraft as you intend to but I do play Tomb Raider Anniversary and C&C Tiberium Wars both on highest settings possible with a really great experience.

    I realise both these games are rather out of date now, but like yourself I dont have the time for much gaming so I thought I'd give you a rough idea of my gaming experience :)
     

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