Shopping for a new computer

funkyV

New Member
I’m looking for a new iMac. I would welcome any feedback regarding specifications that would enable me to run LogicX 10.4 smoothly. My audio interface is a Firestudio Project from PreSonus.
I’m a bit overwhelmed by what’s out there... but my concerns are : Processor Speed, Quad core/ 6 core/ 8core ? How much RAM? macOS version Sierra/High Sierra/Mojave ? Any other considerations?
Thanks, funkyV.
 

Markdvc

Administrator
Staff member
AFAIK, the current iMac allows the user to purchase and install 3rd party RAM, which is considerably cheaper than buying it from apple, so, spend as much as you can afford on a current iMac with just the basic 8 GB RAM, then add to this as required. New Mac will come with Mojave which should be fine for running the current version of Logic, 10.4.6. You will in all likelihood want to add one or more external Drives for Logic Projects, 3rd party sample libraries and the like so perhaps don't need more than 512 GB-1TB internal storage. If possible make this SSD, after that the fastest processor you can afford. Personally I would avoid the i3 and i5.

HTH, kind regards

Mark
 

funkyV

New Member
AFAIK, the current iMac allows the user to purchase and install 3rd party RAM, which is considerably cheaper than buying it from apple, so, spend as much as you can afford on a current iMac with just the basic 8 GB RAM, then add to this as required. New Mac will come with Mojave which should be fine for running the current version of Logic, 10.4.6. You will in all likelihood want to add one or more external Drives for Logic Projects, 3rd party sample libraries and the like so perhaps don't need more than 512 GB-1TB internal storage. If possible make this SSD, after that the fastest processor you can afford. Personally I would avoid the i3 and i5.

HTH, kind regards

Mark
Thanks, but what is it about i3 and i5 ?
 

Markdvc

Administrator
Staff member
No hyperthreading, less power. I think the extra money for an i7 or even i9 is well invested.

kind regards

Mark
 
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