Processor vs SSD upgrade?

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

  1. stallie macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2010
    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).

  2. Falcon80 macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    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

    007 Junior

    Apr 15, 2013
    The Netherlands
    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

    Apr 2, 2010
    Thanks all, yes, am looking at 27" which I forgot to type...!

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