iMac 21.5 or 27?

Dual or Quad core?

  • i3 DUAL with hyper threading (no tb)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • i5 QUAD with turbo boost (no ht)

    Votes: 2 100.0%

  • Total voters
    2
  • Poll closed .

yeah

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 12, 2011
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I need help from the public. Should I get a 21.5 inch iMac or a 27 inch?:confused:
My main usage is medium-heavy gaming, lots of internet, and some photo editing.:D

What do you guys/girls think?
 

mikelegacy

macrumors 65816
Dec 5, 2010
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Pittsburgh, PA
Even the 2.7ghz that comes with the base 27" iMac is insane. It's dual core and can overclock speeds of up to 4.2ghz. Nuts. If youre worried you can always upgrade to the 3.1ghz or the 3.4ghz tho.
 

obsidian1200

macrumors 6502
Jun 19, 2010
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Albuquerque, NM
I need help from the public. Should I get a 21.5 inch iMac or a 27 inch?:confused:
My main usage is medium-heavy gaming, lots of internet, and some photo editing.:D

What do you guys/girls think?
For the gaming aspect, I'd recommend the higher end 27" because of the video card. I don't think you need to upgrade the processor to an i7, simply because I don't know of any games that could take advantage of the hyperthreading capabilities... but, in the grand scheme of things, the upgrade isn't an expensive one.

I'd also recommend staying away from Apple RAM, as it is, without a doubt, extremely overpriced. The RAM upgrade on the iMac is dead simple, so there's no reason to not just do it yourself.
 

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