Not sure quad i5 4GB/8GB

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  1. $RichMoney$ macrumors newbie

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    hello first wow that s my first thread

    well, i m going to buy an imac i5 with and that is the question 4Gb or 8GB so does quad also worth it with 4GB and how much better is it with 8GB??

    I ll game on win7 and do other things on mac os like school stuff

    do i have to think about other stuff of buying an imac??

    Thanks a lot and i m sorry for my english i m german:apple:
     
  2. 53x12 macrumors 68000

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    If you do a lot of multi-tasking then the 8GB might suit you better. If you think you need 8GB, I would recommend just getting the standard setup with 4GB and then monitor your memory usage and see if you really need the extra 4GB. Then buy the extra memory from a 3rd party and save yourself a bit of money.
     
  3. $RichMoney$ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok and am i able to buy ram from apple too and is it easy to build it in?
    and what s about gaming is the imac a good choice (WIn7)
    you ve ordered the imac i7 8GB why and what are u doing with yours?

    thanks a lot
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    RAM is very easy to install. One screw and you can pop it in. Windows 7 is a good choice for gaming but note that the 27" iMacs have problems with installation at the moment and Apple doesn't officially support 7 yet.
     
  5. $RichMoney$ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh ok and when is it going to work?
    does apple have other problems with the new imac?
    is quad a good choice too?
    and why isn t there a nvidia card?
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    No one knows when or if the install will be made smoothly. Its not really a "problem" at the moment becuase Apple doesn't currently support Windows 7 although support will probably come in the next few weeks. The quad is a good choice if you need lots of multi-core cpu power. THere is no nVidia card because Apple has chosen not to put one in. They may add an option later next year but the 4850 is a pretty decent card given the power constraints of an iMac.
     
  7. $RichMoney$ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks old wise man ^^
    but i have one more question, maybe two or more later but could i buy ram from apple too
    and are the core 2 duo chips less good for gaming
    sorry for my curiosity but im human
     
  8. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    either way you should buy from a 3rd party source, Apple RAM is $$$$$. I would recommend 8GB if you're going to be gaming and running Windows. It would be nice to be able to leave some applications open in the background, or if you get into messing around with some high RAM usage programs in the future.

    keep in mind the price WILL drop so the earlier you buy the 'less of a deal' you're getting. but this goes for all computers so don't let that discourage you.
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    RAM today is $$$$$. :p

    Prices were better earlier this year. DDR2 was half as much! I'd go for 4 GB and wait until next year for the rest.
     
  10. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    You could buy RAM from Apple if you were so inclined. The Core 2 Duos are fine for gaming as most games are bound by the graphics card rather than the CPU.
     
  11. $RichMoney$ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    keep in mind the price WILL drop so the earlier you buy the 'less of a deal' you're getting. but this goes for all computers so don't let that discourage you.[/QUOTE]

    when will it drop after christmas ?
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Supposedly closer to Christmas but I'd wait until 2010.
     
  13. $RichMoney$ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just ordered my wish:D
    the graphics are they ok?? hd 4850 512MB
     
  14. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    The machine will run exceptionally well with 4GB of memory. If you have extra cash someday, add 4GB more then.
     
  15. JayInNJ macrumors regular

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    Definitely don't order it with 8GB. Try it with 4GB for a while. I don't run Parallels or anything, but I have dome some HD video editing in FCE and have not been limited by 4GB at all. This is a case where there is no advantage to ordering it installed, since it costs more that way.
     

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