If your pruchased or ordered a new late 2012 27" iMac which CPU did you order?

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Which CPU did you get in your 27" 2012 iMac??

Poll closed Feb 2, 2013.
  1. 2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i5

    14 vote(s)
    15.6%
  2. 3.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5

    20 vote(s)
    22.2%
  3. 3.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7

    56 vote(s)
    62.2%
  1. Sodner macrumors 68020

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  2. Arman macrumors regular

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    I choose Core i7 for the hyperthreading. I am running Parallels so the extra CPU power is a bonus.
     
  3. XionCore macrumors member

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    Spending loads of money on the iMac, the bucks for the i7 doesn´t really matter at all. And hyperthreading gives a nice speed bump in some applications.
     
  4. nosnhojm macrumors regular

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    First ordered the i5-2.9Ghz, then canceled and ordered the i7-3.4GHz. I don't think I really need it, but I would have always wondered.
     
  5. Sodner thread starter macrumors 68020

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    According to what I saw in that order spreadsheet someone made. I'm expecting 90% to be the top of the line i7. I find that amazing that so many people got the top of the line.
     
  6. bembol macrumors 65816

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    OP should also add, will it be used for work or just upgrading because money is coming out of your... LOL


    Basic user so I'm sticking with the i5 but I will upgrade to a 1TB or 3TB Fusion Drive.
     
  7. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. My position is that you should get the highest specs you can afford, even if it's somewhat overkill at the time. After a couple of months the extra cash spent is forgotten, but if you go cheap you'll always be second guessing yourself, and not fully satisfied.
     
  8. jrg1970 macrumors newbie

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  9. jtrainor56 macrumors regular

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    To me it didn't seem to get anything less and since my first PC in 1990 was almost this much, I figured why not! :D
     
  10. steve119 macrumors 6502

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    i5 2.9, I want it for music production. Some beefy music playing for drumalongs(hence the bose speakers) Some small photo/video editing and the odd film, if a game runs moderately then a bonus, if not then meh.:cool:
     
  11. Arman macrumors regular

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    Well, I guess the economy has rebounded.
     
  12. sergiobaschi macrumors regular

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    I went for the i7. It was the hardest upgrade to go for - the fusion drive was obvious, the 680 was pretty cheap, so those upgrades were easier to decide.

    What eventually got me the i7 is a mixture of things. The price didn't scare me enough, and hopefully I'll enjoy the extra performance in CS6 apps (PS, Indesign, Illustrator, Premiere), and when building iOS apps.

    Edit: Had I bought the i7 for the Fusion Drive price? Most likely not.
     
  13. Sodner thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Wow. Seems that people getting the 27" are not messing around. Lots of i7's for sure.
     

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