Upgrade 2010 iMac via OWC?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by phantomsd, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. phantomsd macrumors 6502

    phantomsd

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm debating whether to upgrade my 2010 iMac 27" via OWC or just sell it and get a new 5K iMac or Mac Pro.

    My current config:
    - 1TB HDD
    - 16GB RAM

    OWC's Turnkey Upgrade (http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/turnkey/iMac_2010_27)
    - 240GB SSD (system) + existing 1TB (file storage)
    - 32GB RAM
    - around $700 for the upgrade

    99% of iMac usage is Adobe Creative Suite.

    Would love to hear your thoughts...
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    Can you be more specific as to which CS apps are being used?

    If it's anything to do with photo/video editing you'll definitely benefit from the 5K display.
     
  3. andy9l macrumors 68000

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    Upgrade 2010 iMac via OWC?

    FWIW, I did the exact same upgrade to my 2010 iMac a couple of years ago. Still working like a charm.

    I've never ever dabbled with computer internals before, but I did still manage to pull this off myself. Follow their video very closely, you can't go wrong.

    It'll cost you $180 and a couple of hours of your time. Another couple to sort out moving your system etc. depending on how much prep work you do.

    $130 SSD: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/SSD7E6G240/

    $50 optional DIY kit: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DIYIM27SSD10/

    Video guide: https://youtube.com/watch?v=F8Li_bPDAow

    Unless I'm mistaken, you cannot upgrade your iMac beyond 16GB RAM. Source: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT4255

    As redheeler said, the 5K screen is brilliant for CS work. Worth considering.
     

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