Hi all, So I want to first say that I purchased my iMac back in 2010. I also purchased Applecare. A year or so later the iMac was getting super hot like a furnace. It was thought to be a logic board so they ordered the part two separate times which cost around a grand each. Thankfully with Applecare I didn't have to pay anything. After the second time Apple said they couldn't fix the issue and they ended up giving me a brand new Newer iMac model at that time! Freaking amazing. I love this company. With that being said I now have an iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) model vs my 2010 model. So my first question is, is the newer iMac they gave me better than the older iMac that I had?! New one has an i5 quad core where the old one had an i7 although the new one is 3.2GHz vs the old one being 2.93.... So yeah, my question is, is the newer machine better than the older machine? The specs on the first faulty iMac was the following: PROCESSOR 065-9512 2.93GHZ QUAD-CORE INTELCORE I7 MEMORY 065-9452 8GB 1333MHZ DDR3 SDRAM - 4X2GB HARD DRIVE 065-9454 1TB SERIAL ATA DRIVE GRAPHICS 065-9457 ATI RADEON HD 5750 1GB GDDR5 OPTICAL DRIVE 065-9458 8X DOUBLE-LAYER SUPERDRIVE The specs on the new iMac are the following: 3.2GHz quad core-intel Core i5 with 6MB L3 cache (Turbo Boost up to 3.6)GHz 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM 1TB 7200-rpm hard drive NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX Graphics Processor with 1GB of GDDR5 Memory My second question is, I want to dump a load of RAM in this sucker. I found a deal on Newegg for the following RAM Crucial 8GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Memory for Apple Model CT8G3S160BM I was going to get 32GB of RAM for 170 bucks. Not bad.... I do a lot of video editing and photoshop work. I mean a lot and when I was trying to do it on my iMac it felt like it was having a tough time performing. Heck, my 2014 macbook pro tears through my video work vs my iMac. I would think my iMac would be more powerful than my macbook Pro but it's not. So would duumping 32GB of Ram into my iMac help with the workload with seeing the other specs above. I understand CPU and GPU are equally important and it's not all about the RAM but I don't know the tech stuff behind CPU and GPU... Heck, does my iMac even have a GPU?! Anyways, I was planning on buying the RAM tonight as I have a coupon code. So let me know if buying 32GB of RAM should greatly, GREATLY improve the workload my iMac would be able to handle? Thanks so much in advance guys! Seriously. Oh yeah, the other RAM available on Newegg is 8GB Mushkin Enhanced DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Mac Memory (972038A) $36.89 8GB Kingston DDR3 1600 Mac Memory (KTA-MB1600/8G) $37.79 8GB Crucial DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Mac Memory (CT8G3S160BM) $38.69 8GB G.SKILL DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Mac Memory (FA-1600C11S-8GSQ) $38.69 Does it really matter which I choose? I believe all meet the requirements for my iMac. Is there any preference between the RAM listed above?