Is upgrading a 2013 iMac in 2018 worth it?
Potential upgrades (cyber Monday sale prices):
-16 GB ram ($115)
-500GB SSD ($85)
With the tools and adhesive strip kit, I’d probably be looking at ~$325 to upgrade the iMac (DIY). There are lots of YouTube videos that show you how to do it, but looks like the upgrade will be pretty difficult, although I am up for the challenge.
With that being said, I'm not really a heavy computer user, but right now the computer is too slow (lags a lot using iMovie and light room). I'm interested in doing more videography and photography editing in the future.
Option 1) upgrade and Keep iMac
Option 2) Sell iMac on Kijiji for $700-800 and then buy/build a new PC for around $1000.
I read online that lots of people get night and day differences upgrading to an SSD. I’m kind of worried that the graphics card might be a bit weak, but not sure if this is something I can easily upgrade.
Anyhow, what are your thoughts on if it’s worth upgrading a 2013 iMac in late 2018?