iMac - Help me choose which one best suites my needs please?

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  1. itouchnathan

    itouchnathan New Member

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    Alright, I need to figure out which iMac I should choose.

    I want it to be 20" - So it's going to be one the 20" versions.

    I love music and have heaps on it, around 15GB, which increases around 100MB a week, and once school hits back, everyone will be giving me their iPod's to jailbreak, so I will take some of their music haha, so I'll end up have about 50GB of music before I stop.

    I love movies, and have around 60GB of this, which will most likely go up when school gets back.

    I want to be able to play games on it like Halo for the computer, probably just Halo, whenever I get bored.

    I'm not so sure about what "2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo", "2GB Memory" or "ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB" means, so if you could run me by that I'd be very grateful.

    Also, people have told me that I should go with one which has less memory, and buy a External Hard Drive for it, which would be cheaper. - Is this correct?

    Also, are there any other things I need or should buy with the iMac?

    Sorry, I'm a first time Mac owner/buyer, so I have absolutely no idea.

    Thank you very very much for your time.
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    Any of the iMacs fit your need. If its Halo 1, it'll do beyond fine. Halo 2, it'll do just fine. 24 inch is more than fine.
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    But but...so there is no advice?
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    There really.. Isn't much to tell you. I Don't know what is it you want to know.
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    Woops, I meant 20", will 2.66GHz still be good enough for Halo?
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    I'm not so sure about what "2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo", "2GB Memory" or "ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB" means though.
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Halo 1 right? Do you know how old Halo 1 is? The iMac has way more than enough power for it.

    2.66 GHz = A good processor.
    2GB Memory = 2 GB RAM
    ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro is the graphics card. 256 MB = 256 MB of Video Memory (RAM) available to the Graphics Card itself.
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    What is ram?

    And what does Video Memory do?
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    You're kidding right? How much do you know about computers?
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    Not much haha. Please help?
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry. The iMac has a lot more than what you need for it.

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