Needing guidance before purchasing an iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BradKotN, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. BradKotN macrumors newbie

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    After hours of research I've decided to purchase a 27" iMac. I will primarily be using it for FCPX and some gaming. I will be purchasing from the refurbished store on the Apple website. I've narrowed it down to these 2 models.

    Refurbished 27-inch iMac 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5
    Originally released September 2013
    27-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1440 resolution
    8GB memory
    1TB hard drive
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M graphics processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
    Built-in FaceTime HD camera



    Refurbished 27-inch iMac 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
    Originally released October 2012
    27-inch LED-backlit display with IPS technology
    8GB memory
    
1TB hard drive
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX with 1GB
    Built-in FaceTime HD camera


    Should I go for the 2012 i7 or would the better GPU in the 2013 i5 benefit me more? I need some help deciding.
     

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  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    For what you want to do, I'd recommend you look at either the refurbished 2012 i7/680MX/1TB Fusion or the refurbished 2013 i7/780M/3TB Fusion.

    FCP will make good use of both an i7 and of a better GPU.
     
  3. BradKotN thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They updated the site with some new models. They have an i5 with fusion + 2GB video card and an i7 without fusion + 2GB video card. Would you go for the i7 or the fusion drive?
     

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