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  • So check it, I got a late 2013 iMac. So it’s bout 7 years old. I mainly use it for music production. It’s at a point where it’s slowing down more than it should. Can take upwards of 5 minutes to start up, same amount of time to even open up my music DAW, etc. It can’t even handle what it used to anymore either. Trying to pitch shift a song for instance to chop and screw it, now freezes the program and I can’t do it anymore.

    It’s not super low on space, it’s never had any viruses, I have no clue what the problem is. I have it at the shop right now for a tune-up, but either way I’m aware that it’s only a band-aid and it’s time to start looking at an upgrade.

    I’m considering going back to PC and getting the new AlienWare Aurora. It’s either that or sticking wit Apple and getting a 2021 iMac.

    I do like OSX, but for the money I paid, I should not already be having these kind of issues, to the point that the Mac is inoperable wit certain functions, when Macs are said to be MADE for music, photo/video editing, etc.

    What’s primarily pushing me back towards PC is that they’re so much more customizable, so if this situation was happening in 7 years on my Aurora, I could jus upgrade the processor, upgrade the hard drive, whatever the issue may be, whereas the Mac basically is what it is out the box.

    What do yall think KTT which route should I go?

  • pc if u gaming iMac if not. and ur iMac prolly needs more ram

  • 2021 iMac is gonna have Apple Silicon that will last you a very long time. It's an incredible chip. I'm not sure how compatible your music software is with the new chip so keep an eye out for that if you go Apple. The Aurora is good too though, not to come off as an iSheep

  • if you ever plan on getting a windows laptop watch dave 2d on youtube. he's the best.

    also, i would get an imac or a macbook pro if you want mobility. m1 chips too.

  • Feb 14

    Went wit the new iMac. 2TB SSD and the 10 core Intel i9 processor. Got the standard 8GB ram but that’s easy to upgrade on a Mac so I’m finna pop in 128GB in a few months.

    Had initially ordered the Aurora, but found out it doesn’t support Thunderbolt. My entire recording rig runs off Thunderbolt, so I had to stick wit Mac.

  • damb i never saw this thread

    can't go wrong with iMac, although I would personally wait for the M1 ones this year

    unless you need the Intel apps, in which case you could keep the iMac and then buy a cheap Mac Mini for the crazy performance

    everymac.com/ultimate-mac-comparison-chart/?compare=all-intel-macs&highlight=2&prod1=iMacIntel057&prod2=iMacIntel089&prod3=MacMiniSilicon002 (look at the geekbench numbers)

  • If you’re buying a prebuilt computer always go Mac.

  • Feb 17
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    Went wit the new iMac. 2TB SSD and the 10 core Intel i9 processor. Got the standard 8GB ram but that’s easy to upgrade on a Mac so I’m finna pop in 128GB in a few months.

    Had initially ordered the Aurora, but found out it doesn’t support Thunderbolt. My entire recording rig runs off Thunderbolt, so I had to stick wit Mac.

    thunderbolt drivers in Windows are of questionable build anyways for anything that isn't very simple like a SSD or 10GBe

    my friend has a NUC and has all these weird popping issues with his Audio Interface and my eGPU straight up crashes it lol

    my Macbook has none of these issues

  • Feb 17
    Monster

    damb i never saw this thread

    can't go wrong with iMac, although I would personally wait for the M1 ones this year

    unless you need the Intel apps, in which case you could keep the iMac and then buy a cheap Mac Mini for the crazy performance

    https://everymac.com/ultimate-mac-comparison-chart/?compare=all-intel-macs&highlight=2&prod1=iMacIntel057&prod2=iMacIntel089&prod3=MacMiniSilicon002 (look at the geekbench numbers)

    they're probably not gonna want to be on M1 for a while anyways

    tons of Audio TB devices don't work on it and a lot of Audio units aren't compatible yet

    I wanna buy one of the new 16 Inch MBP once they come out with M1 but I'ma have to keep my old MBP for a while lol

  • Feb 17
    Neon

    they're probably not gonna want to be on M1 for a while anyways

    tons of Audio TB devices don't work on it and a lot of Audio units aren't compatible yet

    I wanna buy one of the new 16 Inch MBP once they come out with M1 but I'ma have to keep my old MBP for a while lol

    Thread had me considering waiting for the new one but my old one is so slow that I needed an upgrade asap and it’s up in the air when those are dropping, plus the whole incompatibility issue steered me away. No point on having the M1 chip if it voids my entire recording rig lmao.

    These 2020 iMacs dropped in August anyways so they’re only 6 months old.

  • Feb 17
    Episode

    Thread had me considering waiting for the new one but my old one is so slow that I needed an upgrade asap and it’s up in the air when those are dropping, plus the whole incompatibility issue steered me away. No point on having the M1 chip if it voids my entire recording rig lmao.

    These 2020 iMacs dropped in August anyways so they’re only 6 months old.

    yeah true plus a SSD will usually last a lot longer than a HDD which is important for these all in ones where it's impossible to replace the drive easily

    yeah definitely lol you really want something that will work with everything I'm excited to test the new M1Z or whatever is in the 16 but yeah it could be months or a year till everything is all sorted on the software side and some old thunderbolt stuff may never work

  • Pc over mac when it’s a desktop.
    Mac over pc when it’s a laptop. Just my personal preference

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