Which iMac (storage in particular) for my needs?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Jabzzz, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Jabzzz macrumors newbie

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    Hi all!

    I am extremely interested in purchasing the latest greatest iMac 27"

    I am hovering around the following configuration

    I7 processor.
    8gb ram (aftermarket upgrade to 16)
    780m 4gb
    256 SSD

    This comes in at ~£2200!

    Will the 256gb SSD be enough for the following: Mac partition, applications on the SSD (my mac air uses ~75gb). I have a 500gb external usb3 drive which has my iTunes and iPhoto library on.

    Windows partition: with enough space to download enough games to keep my busy until the new year (planet side 2, guild wars 2, bf3/4 etc.

    So would the 256 be enough for OS X and windoze with enough space for games etc? Are there any other solutions I could use? Boot into windows from my external drive etc?

    Thanks all! Very excited newbie here!!
     
  2. jdblas69 macrumors regular

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    Are you totally sold on SSD, does the fusion drive option interest you at all?

    My own opinion is I would go with the 512 SSD if I was going the SSD route. Gives you some more flexibility for the future.
     
  3. Jabzzz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Thanks for the reply.

    I feel that spending so much money on this machine I don't want any "older" technology. I know the fusion drive combines a 128gb PCIe SSD and a traditional 1tb rotating disc drive which I am not keen on.

    If I split the partition 50/50 would that be enough for a windows 8 partition with say 5-8 games?

    All my music and stuff will be on my external so the boot camp partition will only be for games and maybe solid works / catia v5

    Thanks,
    Jamie.
     
  4. d0nK macrumors 6502

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    UK
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    You could forgo the i7 upgrade and opt for the 512 SSD instead.

    It's a ton of money over here in the UK for an iMac aint it :(
     

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