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

  • 2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i5

    Votes: 14 15.6%
  • 3.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5

    Votes: 20 22.2%
  • 3.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7

    Votes: 56 62.2%

  • Total voters
    90
  • Poll closed .

XionCore

macrumors member
Nov 27, 2012
32
0
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.
 
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nosnhojm

macrumors regular
Oct 16, 2011
104
2
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.
 
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Sodner

macrumors 68020
Original poster
Jan 12, 2011
2,092
50
Pittsburgh, PA
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.
 
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bembol

macrumors 65816
Jul 29, 2006
1,028
26
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.
 
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drambuie

macrumors 6502a
Feb 16, 2010
751
1
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.

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.
 
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steve119

macrumors 6502
Mar 2, 2012
281
1
Scotland, land of the haggis
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:
 
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Arman

macrumors regular
Aug 27, 2008
204
1
SoCal
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.

Well, I guess the economy has rebounded.
 
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sergiobaschi

macrumors regular
Nov 30, 2012
199
6
Gothenburg, Sweden
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.
 
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