Should I upgrade to a refurb iMac?

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  1. Rob587 macrumors 6502a

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    Right now I have a MBP 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB 667MHz DDR2, 250GB HD, 256mb VRAM plugged into a Dell 2005FPW.

    I was thinking about selling it all (how much do you think I can get?), and upgrading to a base iMac for games and overall stuff.

    Any opinions? I kind of wish I could upgrade to a newer MBP, but I just feel like I would have to spend so much more to get the stats and value of the iMac.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    Base iMac with 9400M is worse than your MBP. Get at least the high-end 21.5" with ATI 4670, 9400M is terrible for gaming
     
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    where can I get a 24" similar to yours? seems like what im looking for.
     
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    Refurb store still carries 24"s, 1349$ for 3.06GHz with GT130 but for 50$ less, you can get 21.5" with ATI 4670 http://www.refurb.me/
     
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    Oh nice... and the 4670 is better?
     
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    Yeah, ATI 4670 is about twice as fast as 8600M GT is, so it should be a nice upgrade
     
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    Cool.. I think thats what ill do. In your opinion, whats a fair price to start my mbp and dell 2005fpw at on craigslist?
     
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    $800ish from MBP and $100ish from the display. You can start from 900$ and 150$ and then lower them by couple 10$ by time
     
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    Great advice! Thanks man!
     

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