Hi everyone! So I am contemplating buying a new iMac to upgrade my previous one, and I need some help! My current specs are: Late 2012 iMac, 27 inch 2,9 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 512 MB Operating on MacOS Sierra (10.12.16) I can usually run most of my day to day tasks well, although sometimes i have a hard-freeze when I have too many windows open at the same time. It's the gaming and video-editing that got me in the market for updating. Gaming * I have a Bootcamp partition on my mac on which I run Windows 7. * I play games like Cities Skylines, Skyrim, Tomb Raider, The Sims, Firewatch and Age of Empires. * I'd love to also play games like Bioshock or GTA, but I doubt I can run them now. * I notice that my Cities Skylines and Tomb Raider games have a real hard time with their FPS. Rarely get over 25/30. The latest Tomb Raider game in the franchise I could not even play, so I returned it. Editing and designwork * I use Adobe a lot for video editing (I'm a documentary filmmaker), transcribing and spotting large materials both video and audio, photography and designing in Indesign and Photoshop. Especially now that 4 and 5K files are getting more standard, I notice my iMac can't keep up all the time. Especially with rendering and exporting. So I am looking for a new 27 inch iMac! I heard that for gaming, you have to look at the graphics card, and get the best option available, so that would lead me to the Late 2017 iMac 27 inch, 3,8 GHz with the Radeon Pro 580 GB memory. 2600 euro OUCH. My question is however: Should I also spend even more money, and upgrade to the i7 now that I am investing anyway? I'm planning to at least use this computer for the next 5 years and I want it to last as long as possible. Or is the current i5 more than enough for me for the coming years with the way I would use it? For me, an extra 240 on top of the 2600 would be a lot, so I'm trying to find out if the difference between the two is that significant or not. So.. * How much of a difference would it mean though between the i5 and i7 for my kind of use? * How much of a difference would the i5 and i7 be compared to my current iMac? If it would be like "The i5 would be a 60% upgrade and the i7 a 65%" or something? * Is it worth the money? Or is a better idea for me to upgrade the 8GB of memory with more RAM from a third party? * I heard about how the iMac will not have a full 5K resolution if you bootup through Bootcamp? Does this also mean that if you boot through Bootcamp it would not use all the power I would pay extra for with the i7? * I also hear stories about the fan being really loud in the i7? What's this about exactly? And please, I know that macs are not gaming computers, I get that.. I use Apple for all my work, the gaming is extra, but it is one of the reason why I am contemplating upgrading to i7. Any help or tips is greatly appreciated! I am afraid my geek-girl factor is not high enough for me to answer my own questions Thank you!