What to buy?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by chrischinho, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. chrischinho macrumors newbie

    chrischinho

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    #1
    Hello guys,

    I'm thinking about replacing my old macbook pro (2011) with the new imac 27inch 2017.
    Since my budget is limited my idea is, that I buy the cheapest model and upgrade the Ram afterwards by myself.

    My main use for the iMac would be:
    - Some unprofessional video and picture cutting and editing (not yet but maybe 4k at some point)
    - Games like WOW, heroes of the storm, CS go
    - video and Picture streaming/ presentation

    I am not planning to Play high end games on high Resolution, but i would not mind if the imac is not completely outdated for games to come during the next years (I am aware that this is not a gaming pc).

    What are your opinions?
    Should I invest more?
    Can i do what im planning to do without having a bad time?

    As you can see: I am not an expert, so i would appreciate your input :)
     
  2. NMSUballa macrumors regular

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    I think you would be happy with that purchase.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    The only thing I'd recommend is dump the 1TB Fusion drive from the standard configuration and opt for a SSD. The 1 TB Fusion drive is slow, compared to the other offerings. Spending all that money, you don't want your machine to feel slow.
     
  4. chrischinho thread starter macrumors newbie

    chrischinho

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    Thanks for the replies!

    I was thinking the same @maflynn, but i thought it might be not worth 360Euros (512gb SSD)

    how big is the difference and when would i notice the main differences between the 1tb Fusion and the SSD
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I think the speed difference would be immediately apparent, opening up an app for the first time on a Fusion drive may mean its on the slow spinning drive and not store on the 23GB SSD portion of the Fusion drive.

    Push comes to shove you can always get a fast external SSD and run your system off that. I do that for different reasons - I have windows as the default OS on the SSD portion of the internal drive and I have a 400GB external SSD for OS X.
     
  6. chrischinho thread starter macrumors newbie

    chrischinho

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    Okay i see, thats good to know! Maybe i should invest that bit more then

    and with the rest of the configuration I should be fine for a few years?
     

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