iMac 21.5" 2.9GHz a good choice?

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  1. benjamwes, May 8, 2013
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    benjamwes macrumors member

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    I'm looking for an iMac for video editing with Adobe CS6 (Premiere, After Effects), light gaming and just general use but don't have much money to spend. I originally wanted a 21.5" with an i7, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB Fusion Drive, but that would come to £1,662. So now I'm looking more realistically at a 21.5" 2.9GHz i5, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB 5400rpm HDD for £1,350. Is this a good choice? I know the fusion would speed up general use but the 16GB of RAM is pretty much essential for video work. :confused:

    EDIT: For those who haven't seen my other thread, I could also spend an extra £50 trying to win a bid on eBay for a 27" 3.4GHz i7 with 32GB of RAM, 1TB 7200rpm HDD and the GTX 675MX graphics card, but eBay isn't the most reliable and I doubt my parents would let me buy off ebay.
     
  2. B... macrumors 68000

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    It's a good choice because it seems like you can afford that. The RAM is a good upgrade for the 21.5", because it is hard to upgrade later. The i5 should be fine; after all, it is 2.9 GHz quad core. The HDD might not be very fast but it is possible to upgrade later, although very difficult.
     
  3. benjamwes thread starter macrumors member

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    If I was to get the RAM upgraded and the 1TB Fusion Drive it would cost £1,512. It's not the greatest, but if I save up my money I might be able to afford it.

    (I'm just saving up for however much it costs over £1000, and taking £1000 out of my bank. :p Future me can deal with that problem!)
     
  4. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    Why not simply save more money to get what you want?
     

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