New iMac help config

Discussion in 'iMac' started by massy72, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. massy72 macrumors member

    massy72

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    Hi, I'm Max from Rome and I'm here for ask help to setup my new iMac (sorry for my English...)

    I've decided to take the 27' upgradable to 64GB
    Initially I want to take the i7/580/SSD512/32GB but, after read many post about some "problems" to fan and heat of CPU and GPU, my decision is for i5/575/SSD512/16GB (RAM upgrade later with other 16GB)

    Generally I have normally use of pc, with some editing video from iphone 4k camera's and editing RAW files (photo of vacancy)
    No game's

    I save about 900 euros and have a quieter system
    Now I have a MacBook Pro Late 2013 with i5 2,4/8RAM/Intel Irisis 1536/SSD256
    I hope this passage is evident in speed and usability

    Do you recommend this setup?
    Thank you
    Max
     
  2. mpConroe, Jul 11, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2017

    mpConroe macrumors regular

    mpConroe

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    I'm going with i7 and 1TB. I think that people are overreacting and there is no noise problem with i7. See DetroitBorg's review of 27'' iMac from 2017 with i7 - he says, that system is quiet and there is no problem with fan noise.
     
  3. EugW macrumors 601

    EugW

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    I recommend you buy the i5/575 with SSD and 8 GB RAM, and then buy another 16 GB RAM from somewhere else, for a total of 24 GB. It may actually be cheaper than getting 16 GB from Apple.

    I returned my i7-7700K / 580 after a week because of fan noise, and bought an i5-7600 / 575.

    No games here though either.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G5

    Fishrrman

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    OP:

    Your plan sounds good.
    The configuration you stated sounds like a good balance between price and speed.
    Quieter, too.
     

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