getting an imac5k is this good configs

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cameron dunn, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. cameron dunn macrumors newbie

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    Hello thinking about getting an iMac 5k I do allot of pictures and stuff would this be a good configure to have

    i7
    32gb ram
    4gb graphic card

    I want to upgrade the ram myself but i do not wanna void the warranty, so I just went with the upgraded ram . I not bought it yet, just wanted to see is this is a good price.
     

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  2. AlifTheUnseen macrumors member

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    There is one important question: Would you mind paying 3.3 k$ for a machine that will probably be updated in October?
    And there are some heat/noise/throttling issues with your configuration, but some say it's not problematic… maybe you want to read the macrumors buyers guide… And there are at least 10 threads with questions like this in the last 2 months, so go check them out…

    Edit: I think you don't void your warranty if you upgrade the RAM yourself…
     
  3. ImChrisP macrumors newbie

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    Upgrade the ram yourself, you wont void the warranty. Also consider buying Apple Care as if there are any issues with the GPU down the line it wont cost you.
     
  4. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    Upgrading RAM won't void your warranty. As long as you don't open up the machine you'll be fine.
     
  5. cameron dunn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks everyone. yea I am buying this warranty called square trade cover more than apple care. Thanks everyone
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  6. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    I will echo the thoughts of others, Cameron, by saying to go ahead and upgrade the RAM yourself and spend the saved $$ on buying AppleCare.

    I can't bad-mouth the "Square Trade" warranty you are thinking of buying since I know nothing about it, but would strongly urge you to reconsider and purchase AppleCare if it isn't too late. You may not realize that AppleCare has other advantages:

    1: It will cover other Apple accessories you purchase for the duration of the warranty on your Mac - routers, keyboards, etc.

    2: It includes full phone support from Apple for any problems you have for the duration of the warranty. This can be very helpful in resolving all kinds of issues you may encounter that don't involve any hardware failure in your Mac.

    Best of Luck with the new machine!
     
  7. cameron dunn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the help here what it covers squaretrade
    All Mechanical/Electrical Failures from Normal Use
    We cover you beyond the manufacturer’s warranty, or if the manufacturer denies coverage for normal-use failures.
    RAM Failure or Error
    We cover internal RAM chips that, if they fail, can drag down your computer’s speed with them.
    Wi-Fi Failure
    You’re covered in case of Wi-Fi failure, which can take your computer completely off the grid.
    Screen Failure
    You’re covered for screen malfunctions that can make your device unusable.
    Speaker/Sound Failure
    You’re covered for speaker malfunctions that can cause problems like low audio or no audio.

    they way better than apple care and cover more stuff i can get 4 yr werrenty for 400$
     
  8. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    Something for you to consider. You purchase the AppleCare from a source like La Computer Company for $115 and pay for the computer with an American Express credit card you will be covered for 4 years and get free AppleCare phone support for 3 years which is great if needed.
     
  9. cameron dunn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks all for the help
    will look this up thank you
     

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