Just ordered my first mac, A top of the line Imac!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by macsander, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. macsander macrumors regular

    macsander

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    Hey fellow 'forummers' ,

    I just ordered my first mac! Since I've seen heard and read so many good things about macs I decided to switch and thought if switching, why not good so I did it big time.
    A few minutes ago I ordered a:
    24'' 3,06GHz iMac
    750GB HDD
    Wireless mouse and keyboard.
    I''l buy some additional crucial ram as well(4gb)

    Let me know what you think of my decision and please don't hesitate to give me some tips to make it a great first mac experience.

    I also wanted to make use of the opportunity to thank you all so much by all the great threads and messages you guys have written. I learned so much on these forums, I think I already know more about how to use a mac than the average user jut by you and youtubers!

    Thanks!
    ~Sander~
     
  2. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Congrats, good decision! You'll love that puppy! :)
     
  3. vestigo74 macrumors member

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    Awesome, dude. You won't regret it... I know I don't. ;)
     
  4. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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  5. seenew macrumors 68000

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    Nice. ;) I just got a refurb of the same machine, except with a 500GB drive. I would have gone with 1TB, but you can't upgrade refurbs online. :(

    Oh, and just for peace of mind you should know I've had no problems with my screen. :)
     
  6. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    I spent 25 minutes with one last Saturday at the Apple Store in Tampa at the International Mall. I am still drooling. Opens apps in a millisecond, even MS Office For the Mac. as new BMB's as soon as they are released. The iMac is a Family Christmas Present.
    I know you will be VERY happy with your new Computer;):D:D:D:D:apple::apple:
     
  7. midnightvii macrumors member

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    My wife and I just got an iMac as well. We love it so far no problem what so ever. ;) enjoy your iMac, you will love it!
     
  8. Zortrium macrumors 6502

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    I ordered a brand new iMac almost the same as yours about 3 days ago.

    I won't lie, I'm terrified of the screen issues everyone's been moaning about.
     
  9. rfruth macrumors regular

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    Sounds nice - WTG ! (get a wired keyboard off ebay for a 'back-up')
     
  10. seenew macrumors 68000

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    Don't worry, people don't go out of their way to make posts about their screens when they're working correctly. :) There's plenty of us, we just don't have a reason to moan!

    AW MAAAAN! MY SCREEN WORKS PERFECTLY!
    :mad:
     
  11. isauce macrumors regular

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    I was just at Best Buy yesturday, those 24' iMac's are amazing! I don't understand how much screen real estate do you need. But hey, if I can afford it, I'd buy one. :D
     
  12. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    ^ yea, the posts saying it's bad and has problems are the defect units. i hate it when people say that about one product and say another product is better. but anyway, congratulations on that machine. the wireless KB and mighty mouse are really great compliments to that imac.
     
  13. isauce macrumors regular

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    Well its usually luck of the draw. Hey, if any of you have an issue with your iMac, I'd be glad to take it out of your hands. :D
     
  14. macsander thread starter macrumors regular

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  15. isauce macrumors regular

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    Remove all the extra languages and printer files. ie. Reinstall OS X.
    Smcfancontrol
    iStat Pro
    Onyx

    Hope that helps.
     
  16. macsander thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you! I have a few questions though..
    - Which sofware is the best for removing the extra languages etc.?
    - Why reinstall OS X because it already is a clean install right?
    - Is it necessary to use Smcfancontrtol since I feel hesitant to mess with the fan speeds because they're automatic and when you control them your self you always have to change it when your're going to do more intensive stuff, hope you understand what I mean:p..
    - What exactly do you use Onyx for?
    Again thanks!
     
  17. nickf macrumors member

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    'Monolingual' can be used to remove unwanted language files. You'll find it at Sourceforge. It's a useful utility.

    Onyx can be used to enable some hidden Finder/Safari options and change the frequency of log rotation and other general system maintenance functions. It's a useful utility, but not essential.

    SMCfancontrol should be installed at your own risk. I have an aluminium iMac and don't consider it necessary.
     
  18. macsander thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, so you don't recommend installing Smcfancontrol, and why the clean install of OSX?
     
  19. nickf macrumors member

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    I wouldn't bother re-installing OS X either if it was me ;)

    It seems unnecessary IMO.
     
  20. Cudadown macrumors regular

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    Nothing listed so far are considered essential. But are nice suggestions. The Fan control I have used and to be honest... removed it as it really shouldnt be needed. I play Wow in windowed mode with itunes going and safari and temps seem to be controled fine automaticly.

    Doing a clean reinstall probably won't be needed either unless you only have the tiger to leopard upgrade disc in the box. I would think any newer systems are preloaded with a full leopard install. My iMac had the Tiger to leopard upgrade disc so instead of that I just did a full leopard install.

    My list of suggested add on apps would be;

    Flip for mac
    iGlasses
    Mac da'ripper
    Handbrake
    Steer mouse

    for starters. There are a few more but i am at work and can't remember them.
     
  21. macsander thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you! Really appreciate it, it seems that Mactheripper and handbrake do quite the same thing but handbrake is somewhat better(more options) or am I wrong here, and what do you use steer mouse for because you can already change all setting in osx right?
     
  22. warensn macrumors member

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    I recently bought my iMac too. Mine seems to be getting a little warm. I have seen as high as 191 F when using handbrake. Is that normal?
     
  23. nickf macrumors member

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    One thing I forgot to mention is that you should probably run a software update (via the Apple menu) when your Mac arrives.

    (I can't remember if this happens automatically or not on setting up a new machine)
     
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  25. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    Enjoy the new iMac. Your going to love it.

    Snap&Drag and CandyBar are two apps i recommend looking at also depending on your needs.
     

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