Purchasing New iMac (appreciate advice!) Tags: Prebuilt Systems Last response: December 27, 2010 3:59 PM in Systems Share Akira Q December 27, 2010 5:19:38 AM Hello, I'm trying to buy a computer for my graphic design business. I've been researching iMacs and realized I really need some help. Here is what I would use it for. I need a system that can easily run indesign, illustrator, and photoshop at the same time (preferably even more than that). The real issue is that I'm a student so money is tight. What iMac model would be best for me? I'm open to refurbished models. Thanks Side note, is a core i7 always better than a core i5 which is better than a core i3 when considering raw power? More about : purchasing imac advice mosox December 27, 2010 6:15:27 AM The best Mac is a PC especially when on a tight budget. Motopsychojdn December 27, 2010 7:18:04 AM http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/261222-13-build-adv... Fill this in with as much detail as you can for us, saying your budgets tight is fine, but we at least need a number to work to Moto Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hardcore_gamer December 27, 2010 3:59:57 PM If the money is tight, build a PC Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Purchasing a Gaming Laptop: Would Appreciate any and all Advice Forum Custom Hackintosh for Pro Audio $1000 mimic iMac Forum Homebuilt PC or an iMac for photo editing? Forum Would appreciate some advice regarding purchase of gaming rig Forum iMac vs Mac Pro Forum Two 22" monitor with 27" iMac : Gaming Forum Teen videographer here, considering dumping my iMac for a PC. Help! Forum Rebuild Imac into a PC All-in-one? Forum Would really appreciate some advice New Build Forum Should You Buy a New Mac Mini, iMac or Mac Pro? Forum IMac or custom PC? Forum Apple iMac Display Problems Reported Forum User Upgrades to an iMac Forum IMac issues Forum Sub $1,400 build or $2,000 iMac Forum Help Building $700 Gaming PC Forum [Solved] New Gaming build $600 budget Forum Need Advice on a ~$1000 Gaming PC Forum [Solved] NEW I7 RIG under 1500. NEED OPINIONS. NOT SOLVED Forum Second Try - New Audio Editor Workstation Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !