Imac for music production.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by NeuroEmp, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. NeuroEmp macrumors member

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    Hi all, new here, been lurking for a while, finally decided to register.

    So, my current pc is a E4300 overclocked @3.2ghz, 4gbs ddr2 i'm finally realizing it's not enough, plus i'm sick of windows problems.

    An 27" imac seems to be the answer.

    I intend to run logic, synthogy ivory for piano, trilian for bass, ezdrummer and possibly some vienna instruments. I might record guitar ocasionaly.

    8gbs i know i need because of all the samples, but should i go with the i5 or the i7? is it worth the 200+?

    I don't plan on doing much gaming so that's not a problem, just don't want the cpu to overload like it happens on my current pc at times.

    Any advice is welcome.
     
  2. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

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    Especially for the type of work you'll be using it for, the i7 is very much worth it. It hyperthreads up to 8 virtual cores while the i5 doesn't have the hyperthreading technology so it would only work as a quad core.
     
  3. NeuroEmp thread starter macrumors member

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    My first though was the i7, just wondering if i could save some money:D

    Probably will go for the i7;
    Ram and ssd drive are upgradable, so no problem there.
     

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