Want to buy some extra for my iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Josh Kahane, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Josh Kahane macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    So I just bought a new iMac. Love it. Its certainly a step up from my old G4 Mac Mini. Anyway, after buying a mini-dvi to vga adaptor to hook up my second monitor and Aperture I have £65 (about $90 I think) to spend. I have no idea what to get!

    Just want to say I already have an external HD, as Im pretty sure that would be suggested. :)

    I just want to get an extra for my iMac wether it be fun or practical I don't really mind. I would appreciate any suggestions thanks. Sorry if there are loads out of things out there like this but I just couldn't really find the right thing. Anyway I think suggestions from people directly is the best way to find out anyway. Thanks.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Max out the RAM. You have 2GB now, do you? Buy it from Crucial, it costs about 50$ and you'll max out the performance of your iMac.
     
  3. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Replace the mouse - the MM is awful. Logitech's MX Revolution is a nice option!
     
  4. Josh Kahane thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I might do RAM, that has always been at the back of my head, yes I currently have 2GBs. I think the Mighty Mouse it great, but I suppose that just opinion. Thanks guys.

    Keep the suggestions coming.
     
  5. edgew8 macrumors regular

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    Well, you could:

    a) buy some awesome speakers

    b) buy a better mouse

    c) buy some games
     
  6. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Give it a while. I used one for a few months, then the scroll nipple stopped working even when cleaned resulting in frustration and annoyance. Apple still can't design mice right :(
     
  7. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    the cursor movement of the mighty mouse is what kills me. it takes like three drags to get it across the screen, even with the cursor speed at the highest setting.
     
  8. akdj macrumors 65816

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    Buy a decent external sound card. Excellent choices for around $30-$40 American. I use the Edirol UA-25 and FA-101 (Fire wire) cards in the studio, but on the road, I use the Behringer U-Control ($30 online). Perfect for ANY sound you want, it has a Toslink in/out, and 2 channel analog ins and outs (RCA jacks), and headphone monitor (I think, can't remember now:)).

    Regardless, this is a great way to get excellent sound from your iMac (OR to your iMac) via USB, noiseless! The headphone/mini jack on the back of the Mac is noisy and useless.

    Have fun
     
  9. akdj macrumors 65816

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    Should've also mentioned,

    The Edirol units are significantly more than $30. But WELL worth it!

    J
     
  10. Drumerdude macrumors member

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    I would definantly buy more memory. I think that is a must. I would then buy some new speakers. The imac speakers are great, but it is also nice to have some suround sound around you. I personally like the mighty mouse. It works fine for me. There are definantly better mice out there, but a mouse i think is a last resort. Spend your money on music or software instead of a mouse.
     

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