IMAC 21.5" for Aperture use need advice on specs

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  1. a4est42 macrumors member

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    I am not a professional and use Aperture at least weekly, processing a few to several 100 photos at a time. I will be migrating from a 2009 MBP with 8 GB RAM and a 256GB HD. I am trying to hold costs without sacrificing too much in performance. i have 3 1T backup exterior drives for Time machine and Photo storage.

    Would this suffice
    Core i5 2.7 ghz
    16GB ram
    1T Fusion

    Is there really a reason to upgrade to a 2.9 or i7 3.1. Not really in the budget. I would like the convenience of having all the main photo libraries on the computer to take advantage of Carbonite backup. They are not backed up when they are on my external drive....yes much redundancy but I have had a failed exteranl drive.

    Thought appreciated.
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Only if you need the NVIDIA GT750M card that comes in the 2.9GHz i5/3.1GHz i7 model.
     
  3. a4est42 thread starter macrumors member

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    How would I know if i need nividia

    I do not do gaming, stream videos etc. mainly Word processing, photo editing in aperture and internet surfing.
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Then it'll suit you just fine.
     
  5. a4est42 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you!

    jUst what I needed to hear.
     

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