What iMac is best for me? I need help with computer parts.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ZebraineZ, May 11, 2009.

  1. ZebraineZ macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2009
    Hey, I am looking to get a new iMac this summer or probably christmas, and I don't really know what to get, and I know that there will be far more ugprades to it until summer/christmas but still need to know with whatever they have currently is good for:
    - Watching youtube.
    - Emails.
    - ALOT of webbrowsing.
    - Watching alot of movies.
    - Something with a good screen.
    - Quiet.
    - Multitasking with iChat, Garageband, and iTunes.
    - Alot of Photoshop and soon Dreamweaver and iWeb.
    - I may also put a windows partition for some gaming as well :) Probably Call of Duty 4.

    That is pretty much what I would use the computer for, since my macbook sucks at about 4 of those, and the display is dimming AND I also don't want to deal with dying batteries anymore :( thanks anyways.

    So what kind of mac is good for me exactly?? I would also appreciate it EVEN more <333 if you guys can tell me a bit about the video cards and processor and what is good for what if that isn't too much trouble, thank you so much :) My macbook specs are on the bottom hopefully that can help too. My mom will also use this computer too since she hates her PC in every way possible.

    <33 thanks.

    Edit: Also I will have to transfer all of my files from my harddrive/macbook (pictures, music, files etc) (firewire 400/800, USB 2) to my iMac so yeah :) hopefully the process with time machine won't be so *ugh* .
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    As only the 24" model currently has a dedicated graphics card, that would be the best, if you take gaming seriously.

    If not, all other available iMac models are more than fine for what you want.

    And for copying user data from your MB to the iMac, you can use Firewire (400 to 800 cable) and the migration assistant to do that.

    Also have a look at the Refurbished section and Education section of your country's Apple Online Store.
  3. ZebraineZ thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2009

    I am taking a look at at the refurbished store as I am typing :) thanks and if I were to get a refurbished model, I would want to get probably the best for our needs + 24 inch screen since my mom would need a big screen since she can't read that well...anyways I am not a SERIOUS gamer since I am only 13 but yeah I do pretty much all those things daily on my macbook and again thanks for your help :)
  4. definitive macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    hm for call of duty you'd probably need a gt130 or radeon 4850 card imac with the 2.93ghz cpu. i don't consider any of the other versions as a gaming system.
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    The 8800GS would also be suitable. The HD2600 and the GT120 are not for serious gamers, especially with the 24".

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