Processor vs SSD upgrade?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by stallie, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. stallie macrumors newbie

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    Looking at middle 2017 iMac.

    Budget will extend to upgrading either i5 to i7 or the 1tb fusion to 512 SSD.

    Uses, mainly Lightroom & photoshop, and some occasional GoPro video edits.

    Which will provide the best long term future proofing (obviously I'm going to have external hard drive storage).

    Cheers.
     
  2. Falcon80 macrumors 6502

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    I would choose 512 SSD. And then get the 27" iMac with a minimum of 16 GB RAM. You can add more RAM yourself in future. (You can't do that for the 21" version).
     
  3. 007 Junior macrumors regular

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    Definitely go with the SSD. This will give your iMac a good noticeable speed boost and at the same time it is a very reliable storage option, so future proof.
     
  4. stallie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks all, yes, am looking at 27" which I forgot to type...!
     

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