Which iMac should I choose

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MiMA, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. MiMA macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2008
    Hey guys I've been looking for some time which iMac should I choose, basically I need the best machine I can afford (3D stuff and rendering), so I end up with getting either an older 27''/21,5'' with C2D or newer 21,5'' with i3 inside.

    When I go for the C2D model, I would be able to stuff it with load of RAM and possibly even a SSD.

    I could't do the same with i3, that comes with 4GB RAM.

    What you guys think? I am probably going to get a used or refurbished one, as long as it's in a good condition.

    The question is what solution makes more sense, how big the differnce between C2D and i3 is and how does it affect the performance of the machine, 'cos I would believe RAM and SSD is much more important than whether you have 3.06 C2D or 3.06 i3.
    Maybe I am wrong, any ideas or experiences?
  2. MiMA thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2008
    Ok I get it, everybody asks that kind of question here, you gotta be sick of it, but really, no hint?
  3. MiMA thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2008
    Thanks, I've been just going through that one, considering to wait a little to save a little more money and get an older i5…makes sense. new 2010 i3 models are pricy

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