I am interested in buying a Mac Mini to use as an HTPC. I will hook it up with HDMI (2011 version can pass sound right?). I have 2 external HDD's (2TB and 3TB), both are USB 3.0, that I store all my movies/TV shows on. Other than that I will use Hulu and Netflix as well. So my only question is, would it be worth getting the base model 2011 version for around $350-$400, or the 2012 version for around $500. I know the differences between the two (USB 3.0 and Intel HD 4000 graphics). I was just wondering what you all think, as far as real life performance goes. The main reason I want the 2012 is for the USB 3.0, for when I download movies and want to transfer them to my external's. But I am just trying to decide if the price is worth that much. I would want to keep this computer for at least a few years.