Need help - dilema

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by willyboy104, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. willyboy104 macrumors newbie

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    OK so I currently have the 27" iMac from January 2010 (I think) and I upgraded the ram so it now has 12gb RAM.

    I really like the look of the apple cinema display, they do look amazing and I would like to swap my iMac for a cinema display, but then I have the dilema of paying £2,000+ for a mac pro or just getting a new iMac (this years top spec) and forgetting about the cinema display.

    However, I also miss building my own computers...so do I:

    1. Buy the brand new top spec 27" iMac with the Intel i7
    2. Buy the Apple Cinema Display and fork out £2,000+ for a low spec mac pro.
    3. Buy an Apple Cinema Display and build my own computer and some how connect the two?
    OR.
    4. Build my own computer and get a monitor as good as the cinema display - is this possible, any recommendations for as good as monitor?

    Any help with this would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Lastly, is the macpro as easy as a normal desktop computer to upgrade or do Apple make it extremely difficult, as they do with most other Apple products?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. The Tech Fish macrumors member

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    As far as i know to upgrade the mac pro is as easy, if not more so than a non mac alternative. (depending on what you want to upgrade.

    The things that are easy to upgrade in it are:

    Hard drives (litterally, just on a tray that pops out, put a different hard drive in, and away you go.

    Ram - again on a special tray thing

    PCI cards - just whack them in!

    As for other things it's worth checking online.

    Personally, out of all these options, i would go for a new 27" iMac. I really love that machine, and the actual display panel is (as far as i know) identical to the one in the thunderbolt display.

    However if it really bothers you that it iMac does not look the same as the cinema display, then i guess the second best option is mac pro + display.

    Anyway, if you want to donate your old iMac to a loving home, let me know ;)

    Joe
     

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