help: new or cheap used iMac?!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by google0912, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. google0912 macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2012

    maybe you could help me with this "problem": Actually I was planning to buy the new iMac but now that it turns out to be quite expensive, I'm wondering whether to take this offer (friend of mine sells his old iMac):

    iMac mid 2011 27 inch, i7 3,4, 8gb, 6970 2gb, 1tb,...
    new iMac, i5,Fusion, 675/680MX,...

    The old one would probably be 600 bucks less than the new Mac (including Fusion-Upgrade + 680MX), but it has no warranty left :/

    Playing games should be possible with the old one as well, shouldn't it? Especially Guild Wars 2 and realtime-strategy.

    I do videoediting as a hobby, have CS6 and thus would be happy about CUDA-support, but 600 bucks is quite a lot of money.

    What would you do :)?
  2. Ak907Freerider macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2012
    Check the apple refurb price of his computer. I just bought that comp as a refurb paid $1789 with 3 years of apple care. Well close to same comp mine was the 1 gb gpu not the 2 gb. That was $100 upgrade so look at all ur options but that 2011 is a beast. That i7 is very nice

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