iMAC 27inch processor, which one for me?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sstez, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. sstez macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have been wanting to join the mac scene :apple::apple::apple:for a long time and contemplating the C2D vs the i5 for a very long time

    I will be using the iMAC for internet surfing and word processing (lets be honest even a pentium can do that) but my problem comes from world of warcraft. I need to make sure that the iMAC plays the games smoothly and hopefully the new expansion pack which is to be released.

    for this reason if I buy the C2D version I would upgrade the Graphics card anyways so the difference between the 2 for me comes down to £100(i get student discount :))

    Soo basically, fromt he activities I described would I benefit from spending the extra £100 or will it be a total waste?

    Thanks for any help :D.
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    If its only £100 then you might as well get the i5. It should last better than a C2D, as in its more future proof.
     
  3. JimDut macrumors member

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  4. tomacintosh macrumors regular

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    The i5 is probably worth the £100 extra, but then you have the question, do I go with the i7! That was my problem, and I ended up getting the top end model!

    Nice video of the i7 iMac running WoW maxed out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GFPSFMzu3c
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    c2d

    its stupid to buy more than you need...its an expensive habit

    fwiw, my cd mb from 2006 is still very adequate as my main comp

    Apple's perfect customer:p

    Gotta resist giving into to those incremental upgrades
     
  6. tomacintosh macrumors regular

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    Tell me about it :D
     

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