iMac on its way

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jennysbelly, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. jennysbelly macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2005
    I really was going to wait for the first reviews, but I was stressing myself out. Intel vs. G5, Rosetta, I'm giving myself an ulcer. It's a computer!!! So I bought the 20" iMac (intel) with Applecare stock, and will put more RAM in it when I get it.

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Nice work, Intel was a good decision. Is it your first Mac? :)
  3. bodeh6 macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2005
    Did you go for the 256MB of VRAM? I think it is worth whether you game or not. It will extend the life of your system.
  4. jennysbelly thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2005
    I have a powerbook g3 (pismo) and then had a windows desktop. (I let my father convince me that Windows were better in terms of software). 3 hard drive crashes and a lost of many photos (thank god for my 30GB ipod or we would have had to reinstall all of our music), I decided to go back to Mac.

    I ordered it completely stock. I wanted to be able to return it if there are really bad reviews (although I don't think there will be) and I wanted it fast. I don't know much about the computers -- maybe I should have upgraded the graphics card. I plan to buy a 1GB stick of RAM however. Should I do crucial or are there other good manufacturers?
  5. p0intblank macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2005
    New Jersey
    Congrats on the new iMac! As for RAM upgrades... yes, Crucial is an excellent company to go with. I have a 1GB stick from Transcend in my PowerBook G4 and its been great, and cheap too! Head on over to and check out their memory selection. Be sure to list the items as Best Rating. That should help you out. Oh and make sure it's compatible RAM!

    Edit: Here you go...

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