Need advice on buying a new IMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Empteh, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Empteh macrumors newbie

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    Since it's my last year as a student (finally!!), I thought it would be a good idea to use the educational store to save some money and finally make the switch to mac.

    I've been looking into the 24" IMac and I have a question.

    I want the 8800 since I plan on playing WoW and D3(when it comes out someday). But should I go with the 2.8 ghz and use the money I saved on more RAM or should I go with the 3.06 ghz.
    I'm asking this since I won't have enough money to buy more RAM if I get the 3.06 ghz.

    The HD space isn't a problem since I've never came close to using half of my 180 GB HD on my laptop.

    Thanks
     
  2. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    i think your better off getting the processor speed, ram can be upgraded at a later date, but the processor cant (without difficulty anyway).
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    Always get the faster processor. Memory can always be added later, but faster processors are very difficult to upgrade. Plus, NEVER buy additional RAM from Apple, they charge 3 times the market rate, mainly because they are not in the memory business.

    TEG
     
  4. passingXstorm macrumors regular

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    If you don't need the HD space, then pick the 2.8 ghz model but get it BTOd w/ the3 ghz processor and 8800. It'll be cheaper than the stock 3 ghz, because of the smaller HDD.

    and yes, don't buy ram from apple. I recommend crucial or macsales
     

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