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Old 06-25-2008, 03:17 PM   #1
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Hello fellas!

I haven't been on in a few months because I've been so busy with school and tests... thankfully they're over..


So I sold my PS3 with all my extras for $810 on eBay. I've been yearning for an iMac most of this year, so now I'm finally going to buy one. I have about $1100 saved right now, and in a few weeks of paychecks I'll have $1500 - enough for this:

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...nplm=FB325LL/A

Yes, I know it's refurbished.

Now, there's also this one, only +$50

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...nplm=FB322LL/A



The difference between the two is that the second one has an intel Core 2 extreme, 2.8 GHz. The first has an intel core 2 duo at 2.8GHz....


Which one is the better buy? Is the extreme better than the core 2 duo? I was looking at the specs and it actually looks otherwise. Please let me know!


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First Link:
Processor 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
L2 Cache 6MB Shared
Frontside bus 1066MHz


Second Link:
Processor 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme
L2 Cache 4MB Shared
System bus 800MHz

the second one seems worse than the first. is it? Which is faster?
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Old 06-25-2008, 04:35 PM   #2
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im thinking the Core 2 duo. its probably the new line. but they dont give very many specs.
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ok, second one has ddr2 667 whereas the first one has ddr2 800, second one has 500gb hdd whereas first one has 320, i say go with the first one, if you need more space get an external.
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The first iMac you listed has a newer core. Go with that one.
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The first iMac you listed has a newer core. Go with that one.
yeah thats what i was thinking and the memory is a higher clock
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The first iMac you listed has a newer core. Go with that one.
Yeah i second that.
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