If you bought the iMac 3.4GHz and bought 32GB RAM and 256 SSD, how much would be the

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  1. galaksy macrumors 6502

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    If both are i5s, then the difference would be minimal at best.

    If the 3.4GHz is an i7, it would be much faster than the 3.2GHz i5, because the i7 supports hyper threading.

    Even a 3.1GHz i7 would outperform a 3.4GHz i5, especially in hyper threaded tasks. Proof: http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/compare/650408?baseline=611544
     
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    It depends on what i7 you want.

    What type of iMac are you buying? Late-2013 21.5" or 27" ?
     
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    Late-2013 27" iMac processor options:
    3.2GHz i5-4570
    3.4GHz i5-4670
    3.5GHz i7-4771

    Configure the iMac at store.apple.com to see the price.
     
  7. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Some points to note:

    - Unless you are doing seriously CPU-intensive work, you won't notice the difference between the i5 and the i7.

    - Unless you are doing heavy video editing, or running multiple virtual machines, you don't really need 32GB of RAM.

    One other thing - don't pay Apple's prices for the 32GB of RAM. In the UK, they charge £480 for 32GB. You can get a decent 32GB kit for less than £230.
     
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    Been there several times - Depending on how you get the Mac and Ram, it's always 3k to 3300 average to top out an iMac with SSD only and 16 to 32 ram. The 1TB option is not needed IMO if you think in terms of cheap fast externals for media.

    There are still 1 or 2 places to get a Mac without tax & ram is never purchased from Apple - Never!
     
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