I bought an iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 2bearnest, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. 2bearnest macrumors newbie

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    After a month of waiting this is what I decided on. iMac 24" Configuration

    * 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    * 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
    * 640GB Serial ATA Drive
    * ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB

    * Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse
    * Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) and User's Guide
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  4. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    Same one i got on March 12th.. you'll love it, guaranteed. Congratulations!
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    What made you guys get this one versus the 3.06 one?
     
  6. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    2.93 to 3.06 is really no difference at all. If i were going to upgrade anything, it would be graphics card or hard drive, not the tiny bit of CPU difference. The only reason i didn't add a better graphics card is because it said 4-6 week wait and i wanted it right then.
     
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  8. Hellhammer Moderator

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    180€ for 130MHz? No way
     
  9. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Niiiice. I am going to order mine hopefully tonight :D
     
  10. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Which one u getting? Don't u already have an iMac? I agree, the 3.06 only looks good on paper but performance wise, I don't think u will notice it at all.

    I'm gonna probably order one Monday too as well.
     
  11. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Which one have you chosen now?
     
  12. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I have sold my old iMac so I suppose I should take it out of my signature! I am getting the
    3.06 Ghz
    4GB
    640GB Serial ATA Drive
    ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
    Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse
    Apple Wireless Keyboard (English)
     
  13. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    I'm planning on buying the iMac 24" 3.06/4850/1TB - why am I choosing a 3.06? Wanted the quickest iMac possible, not that I need it. :rolleyes:

    Congratulations to the O.P for purchasing a very fine iMac :cool:
     
  14. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Me too. However, in my lifetime I will NEVER ever use 1TB so the 640 will be more than enough :D I can hardly wait until the beast arrives
     
  15. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    watch what you say!

    <congrats on teh purchase to the OP>

    way back 15 years ago (or so) i had a harddrive that was 6GB and was told I would never fill that up. Well, that wont even hold my music anymore, let alone photos. and then add up the video and design files, 1TB is not going to be too far off anymore.
     
  16. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Woah there's a lot of people with some deep pockets in here.. :)

    I'm still debating whether to get the 2.93 or the 3.06 (probably getting the 2.93). Its cool to have the top of the line one but, after the next update on these that's it.
     
  17. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I hvaen't even cracked the 100GB mark! LOL
     
  18. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Mine is due to ship 24th :( So sad. I guess because its a BTO in that I ordered the top graphics card and 3.06 processor on the 2.93 model
     
  19. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Woah so you finally bit the bullet on one, huh.
     
  20. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Yup. I sure have :D I can't wait until it arrives. I hope it takes less than 10 days :( Oh well, I still have my MB so its not like I don't have a computer!
     
  21. applecultvictim macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, so negligible difference and what with quad imacs soon on the way.

    Good Luck with your new imac! Here's for many a happy year with it!!!
     
  22. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Wow...lots of new iMac orders lately....I ordered a refurbed 24" 2.93/4G/640G/120GT Friday...it's supposed to arrive this week. Hopefully a nice step up from my 1.83 GHz Core Duo 2G RAM, 200G (7200 RPM though) Mini.

    At $1,549 with a $100 printer rebate (I picked up a $96 Canon printer - so it's essentially free) I figured it saves over $200 over going with a brand new model. I bought my Mini as a refurb and it looked brand new and has served me well for a couple years now.
     
  23. LagunaSol macrumors 601

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    I have the same machine as the OP, though I did upgrade to the 1 TB drive.

    It's a beautiful and fast machine. You will love it!
     
  24. destroyboredom macrumors 6502

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    I have the same machine. It's a great system.
     
  25. SkimApple macrumors newbie

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    to the OP

    hey i have a couple quick questions to the origional poster.
    1st i was wondering how much that set up cost you to put that Radeon card in there. and secondly im wondering if you could tell me how that card runs in any (if any) games you play on that iMac.
    congrats on the set up im sure its amazing!
     

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