Went all out... Hope I don't regret it.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Jazwire, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Jazwire macrumors 6502a

    Jazwire

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    Configuration:

    2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
    8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4x2GB
    1TB Serial ATA Drive + 256GB Solid State Drive
    Magic Mouse + Magic Trackpad


    Wasn't gonna do the SSD but pulled the trigger at the last moment...

    If I go missing, the wife killed me...call the cops. :D
     
  2. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

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    Nice machine there... i'm sure the wife won't kill you lol

    I'm actually contemplating buying an iMac (bought a MBP about 2 months ago) for the house but can't seem to part ways with my Core i7 Windows machine (9gb of ddr3).
     
  3. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    Or it's me
    To steal that machine ;)
     
  4. d88co88 macrumors 6502

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    Congrats OP, that is a beast of a machine. I think you'll really enjoy it, and it will last you a while:).
     
  5. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Great purchase! With those specs you will be set for years to come. :apple:
     
  7. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000

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    I know!

    He's going to use it to run notepad.


    4000 simultaneous copies though.
     
  8. Spike88 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for making me laugh. I needed that.

    For me, it was an inital "tough sell" to get my wife to approve a new iMac. We already have an HP Laptop and wife wanted me to get a low cost Win 7 tower box (to replace our "suddenly" broken Windows XP tower box). One night, I showed my wife the Mac Basics - iPhoto program (found on the Apple site). She seen the easy to use iPhoto program and next day, I got approved to order a new iMac. Now (a few days later), my wife is asking when "her new Apple" will arrive. Looks like I'm back to using the HP Win 7 portable and I won't be allowed to touch her future iMac desktop unit. Was going to suggest you show your wife a few iPhoto usage videos but then again, she might "take over" your future iMac as well... (which is very bad!!!)

    Congrats on your iMac purchase...

    .
     
  9. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    Yes... but will it run Crysis?

    (Ba-dum tsshhhh!)

    Joking aside, nice bit of kit ya got there.
     
  10. highres macrumors 6502a

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    :D
     
  11. farmermac macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry to threadjack. What area of the country are you from? Curious. The way you type reminds me of my relatives.

    Op: contrats! I remember whn i ordered ky first iMac and i sent bto as well. The wait killed me.
     
  12. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a

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    I am curious as well what you plan on doing with it. God damn dude. You're making Macheads everywhere very jealous.
     
  13. dexthageek macrumors 6502

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    AWESOME setup! My wife would have killed me! I was given a spending limit.
     
  14. rkahl macrumors 65816

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    sorry, just posted something in the wrong topic.
     
  15. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I did the same thing but with the 2TB+SSD. Can't wait. My current machine has lasted 4 years (see sig.), so I expect the iMac to last that long, too.
     
  16. macintoshse1 macrumors newbie

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    Need to trade the wife in for a new model :D
     
  17. Maltkvist macrumors member

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    Hahahahahahaha sorry, no real post here just.. Made me laugh so I fell off the chair..
     
  18. CampDavid macrumors member

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    With all things Apple it seems to be that going all out or going for the base spec is the way forward. Middle of the road seems to be poor value on hardware.
     
  19. frega macrumors member

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    Does Apple load the OS + apps onto the SSD I wonder?
     
  20. MacAndMic macrumors 6502

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    Jaz,

    What kind of time for shipping did they give you?

    I so want to do this myself but I have an i7 920 Wintel machine with a Radeon 4890. To justify the speed gain I would have to go 2.93.

    Do I need a new iMac, heck no. Do I want one, heck yeah, and that monitor!

    The only way I can possibly justify the purchase other than selfishness is that I could write it off for business and consolidating a macbook and a wintel machine to one system.

    Someone help me hold back, please!

    troutspinner
     
  21. CampDavid macrumors member

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    For the extra cost I'd hope they can be bothered to set the damn thing up!
     
  22. rayward macrumors 68000

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    Yes. The OS and apps are pre-loaded onto the SSD.
     
  23. Jazwire thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    "Delivers Aug 5 - Aug 10"

    I Paid the extra $35 for priority shipping, I'm impatient the $35 is worth it for my sanity.
    I doubt it will be here the 5th (tomorrow, since I ordered it last night) but I'll settle for the 7th. :)


     

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