i7 processor or more RAM

Discussion in 'iMac' started by leo69, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. leo69 macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Just about to order my first imac and decided on the quad core i5 but could do with a little advice, i will be using mainly to do very basic HD video editing of home movies etc and photoshop work.

    I've got a little extra in the budget and could afford to upgrade one of the components and wondered which option out of upgrading the processor to the i7 or upgrading the RAM (4x2) would bring the best benefits for what I'll be using it for.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Upgrade the CPU, as you can upgrade the RAM later and 4GB should be enough at first.
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    At Christmas they usually have specials on RAM that Mac users can take advantage of.

    Those specials on CPUs just make us cry, since we can just sit there and drool at the shiny new CPU for dirt cheap. :(
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Get the CPU. RAM you can always easily add but CPU you cannot
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    well its not THAT hard to upgrade the CPU :p but it sure does void warranty!

    i personally say go with the i5!
     

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