What is a better value?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Precision4, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Precision4 macrumors newbie

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    I understand there is some confusion with the actual models, but I hope you all may be able to help me decide which 21.5 is a better value.

    I am debating between:

    base 21.5 with an upgraded CPU (to Core 15)

    OR

    21.5 Core i3 with the '5670' 512mb video card.

    I am a casual gamer and would mainly use the computer for gaming, basic web design, office programs, music, photo, video.

    Am I better off with just upgrading the CPU on the base, or going with the 'newer' video card and increased hard drive?
     
  2. Obese Lobsters macrumors member

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    I don't think you can upgrade the cpu of the base imac
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    GPU is important in gaming so just get the high-end 21.5"
     
  4. Precision4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I stand corrected!

    so, I guess my question is now, is the i5 worth the $220 CAN upgrade for basic functions? Im guessing not.
     
  5. Obese Lobsters macrumors member

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    I was wondering whether the same thing. Also wondering if the upgrade to the 5750 is worth the money because of the gddr3 vs gddr5
     

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