Need help on a price vs. performance question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MemphisANiD, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. MemphisANiD, Jul 28, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011

    MemphisANiD macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2011
    Hey all,
    Have a little conundrum. I had my eyes set on the 27" iMac i5 3.1ghz to take advantage of the upgraded Video Card and VRAM. I found an open box buy from Best Buy on the 27" iMac i5 2.7ghz for $1,400 out the door after taxes.

    The price I would pay after my 5% discount on a refurbished 3.1ghz from Apple would be $1,695 roughly.

    Is the $300 worth the upgrade? I will be using it for mostly photoshop and trying my hand at video editing with some gaming thrown in. I currently have a C2D 2.4ghz from Sept of 2007 and would like to keep the newest purchase 4-5 years.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    If you play games, then the faster GPU is definitely worth it.
  3. MemphisANiD thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2011
    Thank you, I thought it was worth it but I just wanted to make sure I wasn't throwing money at something I wouldn't notice the gains from. It seemed to me the benchmarks were close and might not be worth the extra money at this time

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