Just bought my first iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gmbaker44, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. gmbaker44 macrumors newbie

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    And I couldn't be more excited.

    27-inch iMac
    With the following configuration:
    •3.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
    •16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2X8GB
    •512GB Flash Storage
    •NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4GB GDDR5
    •Apple Magic Mouse
    •Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
    •Accessory Kit
     
  2. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    Congrats

    Yikes, thats a beast. Makes me want to run down to the Apple store (must resist).
     
  3. WJKramer macrumors 6502

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    I got the same but overpaid for 32GB of RAM. Can't wait. Will be my second iMac. They last forever.
     
  4. crzdcolombian macrumors 6502a

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    not forever my 2008 24 inch died after about 5 1/2 years. Think the HD died or something got messed up. The screen turns on and it just rotates and then has a ? mark. I bought cheap ram for it to upgrade it in 2011 or 2012. Kind of sucks as I wanted to use it as my music server but haven't had time to fix it. I am going to change the HD on it and see if it works. If it does then I'll just sell it on craigslist.
     
  5. WJKramer macrumors 6502

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    Go SSD and you won't have that problem....I upgraded my 2007-08 model with a samsung 256GB SSD. No moving parts, will last longer!
     
  6. musukosan macrumors regular

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    If it is indeed the HDD, that is a pretty easy fix.
     
  7. strukt macrumors member

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    Folder with question mark means that it cant access the disk. So it most probably it ;)
     
  8. Johnf1285 macrumors 6502a

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    I went with the same config, except stuck with 8gb (will upgrade after xmas once my wallet isn't on fire anymore) and the trackpad+magic mouse combo (like the mouse for gaming and graphical stuff, touch pad for normal day to day stuff).

    Stoked!
     
  9. Sanatogen macrumors member

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    I have a similar configuration and I couldn't be any happier with it. I've never been much of an Apple person but this machine is fantastic. There are still things I'm trying to learn and I feel there are still things to explore and discover, makes it more of a joy to play around with.
     
  10. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    Super excited too

    Ordered a similar spec

    Just went for the 3.4ghz i5 and the 256GB - i dont usually store stuff on my computer. I have several USB 3.0 HDD's for the video and media stuff and music in the cloud.
     
  11. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    Sounds awesome! I plan on picking up the base 21.5" with 16gb of ram. Seems like a solid machine!
     
  12. theRevIsNotDead macrumors member

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    Congrats! I got exactly the same setup! We are Apple bros.
     
  13. iSee macrumors 68040

    iSee

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    Nice! Enjoy!

    I too have a top-of-the-line iMac... from almost four years ago :(.

    (This post caught my eye because it died last night -- I wish I had a new iMac! Don't worry, it looks like it's the 3rd-party SSD I put in there, not any of the Apple parts.)

    edit: oh, and when you get it, don't forget to set up a Time Machine backup. One day, you might be very happy you did.
     
  14. gagecloutier macrumors member

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    It would've been better to do the RAM upgrade elsewhere (e.g. Amazon), but congratulations nonetheless! You'll love it. I couldn't live without my Late 2012 maxed-out 27" iMac. It's undoubtedly the best Mac I've ever owned and I've gone from a white MacBook, to an Early 2011 15" MBP, to a 15" rMBP, and then finally to the iMac.
     
  15. KingOfStuff macrumors member

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    i have the same imac. but i ordered mine 2 weeks ago ( i had the opportunity to buy one). and they they refreshed them lol. i called up apple and they said i could go to an apple store and exchange it for a new one with all the upgrades as long as the store has one. The store didnt have any though :(. and i dont feel like shipping his one back to apple, waiting a week for it to get there, then waiting another week for my money to get back in my bank and then waiting another week for the new imac… i feel very satisfied with the performance of this machine and i dont feel the almost 1 month wait is worth the time.
     
  16. theRevIsNotDead macrumors member

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    Hey man, if you're happy you're happy!
     
  17. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    Nice machine, you'll love it. Might want to see if you can swap the Magic Mouse for the Trackpad. MM is a real piece of junk and a battery hog.
     

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