Help with buying an iMac 27' nonRetina needed

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Marko M., Jun 1, 2015.

  1. Marko M. macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2015

    So, I need your help with buying a new iMac 27' nonRetina. The problem is that the nonRetina models do not have the upgrade option anymore, so my choice is fairly limited.
    I am finishing my masters of architecture the next year and have started to work at an architecture firm, where I am working on rendering in ArchiCAD, Artlantis, Cinema 4D..
    Currently I have a late 09 iMac 24', which screems for an upgrade.

    I have two options:

    1.CPU: i5-4670 3,4GHz
    RAM: 16 GB
    HD: 256 GB Flash
    GPU: GeForce GTX780M

    CPU: i7-4771 3,5GHz
    RAM: 16 GB
    HD: 256 GB Flash
    GPU: GeForce GTX775M

    Should I go with the better CPU or rather with the i5 and better GPU combination? Which would be better for my kind of work?
    I do not want the Retina for various reasons.

    Thank you very much for your help, I do appreciate it very much.
  2. steve217 macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2011
    I'm curious why you don't want the retina iMac.

    Your profession seems like one that would greatly benefit from a high resolution screen.

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