iMac 21.5 or 27?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by yeah, Jul 23, 2011.

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Dual or Quad core?

Poll closed Aug 4, 2011.
  1. i3 DUAL with hyper threading (no tb)

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  2. i5 QUAD with turbo boost (no ht)

    2 vote(s)
    100.0%
  1. yeah macrumors 6502a

    yeah

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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?
     
  2. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    27". It's unbeatable for the price difference. Also get some 3rd party ram from 100 dollars after and you have one hell of a system.
     
  3. yeah thread starter macrumors 6502a

    yeah

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    Cool:)
     
  4. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  5. obsidian1200 macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  6. obsidian1200 macrumors 6502

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    I think you mean quad core ;)
     
  7. yeah thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    Youre right. I knew that i promise haha
     

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