1. Sea Games's Avatar
    I am deciding between a imac 27 and a cyberpower gaming pc

    Imac Specs

    4.2GHz quad-core 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz
    8GB 2400MHz DDR4
    Upgrading to 16
    1TB Fusion Drive
    Radeon Pro 575 with 4GB video memory
    Magic Mouse 2
    Magic Keyboard - US English
    Accessory Kit

    Pc Specs:

    Desktop Series Gamer Supreme Liquid Cool
    Desktop Type Gaming
    Desktop Use Gaming
    Condition New
    Processor Brand Intel
    Processor Version Core i7-8700K
    Processor Speed 3.7 GHz
    Cache 12 MB
    Storage Type HDD
    HDD Size (GB) 3072
    HDD Speed (RPM) 7200
    SSD Size (GB) 32
    Desktop Memory Type DDR4
    Desktop Memory Size 32 GB
    Expandable Memory (Up to) 64
    Graphics Card Details NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
    Graphics Card Type Dedicated
    Operating System Type Windows
    Operating System Version Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
    Operating System Language English
    USB 2.0 Ports 2
    USB 3.0 Ports 6
    USB-C Ports 0
    HDMI Port Yes
    VGA Port No
    DVI Port Yes
    Other Ports 1 x PS/2 Style, 6 x USB 3.1 ( 2 Front, 4 Rear ), 1 x LAN Port, 6 x Audio Jacks
    Headphone Jack Yes
    TV Tuner No
    Media Card Reader No
    Network Card Yes
    Optical Drive No
    Blu Ray Drive No
    Wireless (Wi-Fi) Yes
    Bluetooth No
    Power Supply 800 W
    Expansion Slots 2 ( 1 ) x Internal - 3.5" 2 ( 2 ) x Internal - 2.5"
    Cooling Details Liquid Cool
    Colour Family White
    VR Ready Desktop Computer Yes
    Dimensions (inches) 17.5" x 7.9" x 17"
    Weight 32 lb
    Includes Keyboard Yes
    Includes Mouse Yes
    Included in the Box Computer, USB 7 Color Gaming Keyboard, Computer, USB Gaming Mouse, Driver Discs, Power Cord
    Energy Star Qualified No
    Warranty 1-Year Limited

    I WILL USE IT FOR AT LEAST 5 TO 8 YEARS I do heavy light gaming on a android emulator (nox app player) and do heavy video editing (optical flow) final cut pro is better at it

    So which one is better the pc is cheap and has a better graphics and more cores in processor
    05-11-2018 10:40 PM
  2. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Build your own PC. Do not buy a pre-built machine for gaming.
    Lee_Bo likes this.
    05-11-2018 11:16 PM
  3. Sea Games's Avatar
    Should I go for the imac because I f I do build a pc then will it be lasting for at least 8 years?
    05-11-2018 11:37 PM
  4. Sea Games's Avatar
    So should I go for the iMac instead? I need and computer that would last me for at least 8 years but still able to do the stuff I do.
    05-12-2018 04:26 PM
  5. Sea Games's Avatar
    So what
    05-12-2018 04:27 PM
  6. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    8 years may be stretching it a bit. While I do have a 2011 iMac, it does have its weaknesses.

    However, if you're looking for a machine that will last a while, I'd lean toward the Mac.

    Plus, a lot of Steam games work on Mac.

    Oh, and by the way, welcome to iMore.
    05-12-2018 05:11 PM
  7. Sherry_B's Avatar
    No gaming PC will last 8 years. While the hardware itself may last, graphic engines in games progress and eventually your machine will not be able to keep up with those game changes. This is similar to Apple products. Eventually the hardware cannot keep up with the OS upgrades and Apple stops supporting that older device.

    I'd go for a custom built PC. You build it yourself. This way you can just update the hardware needed to keep up with the game changes which is most times the video card.

    Self built PC:
    1: you can replace hardware yourself
    2: replacing your own hardware does not void the warranty
    3: you do not have to send in the entire machine to replace 1 piece of hardware
    4: each piece of hardware has its own warranty (more options to shop around)

    Pre-built PC/Mac
    1: replacing the hardware yourself voids the warranty
    2: you have to send in the entire machine for upgrades/fixes
    05-12-2018 08:45 PM
  8. dcoke22's Avatar
    As others have stated, the most efficient way to turn money into computer games is to build your own PC. Over a 5+ year time frame, it is reasonable to expect to replace a hard drive/SSD & a video card to be able to play the latest games. The internet is full of knowledgeable people talking about the current state-of-the-art of gaming PCs. For instance, https://arstechnica.com/features/201...-work-edition/

    The Nox App Player system requirements are not that steep, however. A modern 27" iMac would handle them easily. Furthermore, a modern iMac will play most any game, even Windows only games via Boot Camp.

    Finally, if you want to run Final Cut Pro, that's only going to work on a Mac.

    I think in your situation I'd lean towards a 27" iMac. I think I'd also stretch for the better GPU, the Radeon Pro 580 with 8GB video memory, since it'll be relevant longer. 27" iMacs have user accessible RAM, so it is easy to upgrade later.
    Sea Games likes this.
    05-13-2018 02:29 PM
  9. TripleOne's Avatar
    I prefer doing work on an iMac. So if I were you, I’d get an iMac for work. But if you want to focus on gaming, and don’t mind doing work on a Windows OS, then like others have mentioned.. build your own and enjoy!
    05-13-2018 09:39 PM

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