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#119470 2-Jun-2013 18:42
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If you guys were to choose between the following iMac configs, which would you pick?

Choice 1
 -i5 2.7Ghz | Boost 3.2Ghz
 -1Tb Fusion drive
 -GT 640M
 -8Gb RAM

Choice 2
 -i5 2.9Ghz | Boost 3.6Ghz
 -1Tb standard 7200 rpm HDD
 -GT 650M
 -8Gb RAM

So really, i'm tossing between a better card, and cpu, or a faster hdd.

What's your opnion?
They both cost the same.

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  #829737 2-Jun-2013 18:57
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Video RAM on the cards? And what is your usage?



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  #829744 2-Jun-2013 19:04
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Both cards are 512MB, and I generally do a bit of FCPX work and with after effects as well.

I'm not the heaviest of gamers, but I will do a bit here and there, Guild Wars 2, WoW etc.

 
 
 
 


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  #829758 2-Jun-2013 20:09
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Forget the faster CPU, you won't notice as much difference compared to the Fusion drive.

My preference would be a 650M + Fusion drive

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  #829767 2-Jun-2013 20:26
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I would wait until after the 10th to make sure they dont announce replacements.

Jon

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  #829794 2-Jun-2013 21:14
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jonherries: I would wait until after the 10th to make sure they dont announce replacements.

Jon


Agreed, wait for any potential announcements next week, but barring anything groundbreaking, go with the fusion drive option - you'll notice that far more than an extra 0.2GHz.

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  #829795 2-Jun-2013 21:16
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maslink:
jonherries: I would wait until after the 10th to make sure they dont announce replacements.

Jon


Agreed, wait for any potential announcements next week, but barring anything groundbreaking, go with the fusion drive option - you'll notice that far more than an extra 0.2GHz.


Yip fusion drive is the goer.

Jon

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  #829802 2-Jun-2013 21:27
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Definitely the fusion drive option.

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