What iMac is good for a new youtuber?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Gianmtp, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Gianmtp macrumors newbie

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    I want to buy a new iMac in order to be a YouTube gamer, and I think the 21,5 top of the line iMac might be good, but I don't know about technical stuff so I don't know if it can handle the games and screenflow.

    PS. I'm planing in playing games like minecraft and the walking dead, but mostly I want to play indie games
     
  2. mattbaar26 macrumors regular

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    If you're looking to get into gaming you shouldn't really be getting a mac.
     
  3. popcorn5 macrumors newbie

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    If you're gonna play games, then buy a Windows desktop PC. Or install Windows on Mac to play games. And also, if you're gonna get Mac, buy a retina macbook pro, the screen resolution is just beautiful.
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Buy refurbished. Great savings and quality machines! That being said, you are going to want as much RAM as possible, and try to get an SSD or Fusion Drive. Buying a new iMac with a hard drive is like buying a Porsche and driving it in a parking lot in 1st gear only.
     
  5. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I cannot agree with this more. I wish I'd gotten an SSD in mine!
     
  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    It really is the game changer now a days for most any usage.
     
  7. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    When there is a significant upgrade to the iMac (not just a speed bump) I am going to upgrade mine and make sure I get one with a SSD and 16gb ram.
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Good idea!
     
  9. egy195 macrumors regular

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    why not buying a gaming pc ?
    if you want a mac get the retina macbook for video editing your youtube videos but gaming not so mach.
     

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