Well, almost went Mac Pro, glad I didn't

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Kallel00, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Kallel00 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2009
    I was worried the I7 Imac wouldn't handle all the multitasking I was expecting, and it's passing with flying colors.

    From unzipping while copying another file while exporting IMovie clip while having Lightroom running, I never get the shiny color disk of lag I constantly get on my 2009 MacBook pro and my Mac Mini.

    Imac is totally silent, and all I hear are my external drives. This is really awesome.

    Had a budget of 4K, ended up spending 2K. I still have 2K to buy me a real good PC gaming computer with a top-gen videocard, and use the IMac as its screen.

    P.S. I still plan on eventually owning a Mac Pro, but I'll wait for the hum, 2012 refurbished units ;)
  2. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
    If you're going to use the iMac as a screen, you'll need a DisplayPort capable graphics card. I'm not sure if there are any miniDisplayPort to DisplayPort cables, so you're safer going with a card that has a miniDisplayPort connector. Here is one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125303

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