I know this is not an audio specific forum, but I'd go for it anyway. Hit a bit of a conundrum. I'm in the market for an iMac and my budget basically allows either a 21.5in iMac with i7 and 16GB of RAM or the 27in with i5 and 8GB of RAM (RAM is irrelevant for this one as it can be upgraded whenever). I haven't owned an Mac in a while so, this is a bit tricky + not really a computer guy per se, so I don't really have too much clue as to the architecture of each, just the basics. That and most tests are mostly run for graphics/gaming. Most use for the iMac would be running a DAW (Bitwig, Ableton, Cubase) with quite a lot of plugins + outboard gear. + regular daily tasks No emphasis on gaming No photo work Possibly some video editing Don't particularly care about the bigger screen (it's absolutely fantastic, though) For gaming and daily tasks this would be a no brainer, 27 all the way and the i5 would be enough, however the whole audio thing throws in a wrench. What are your insights?