I am planning to purchase a model 2012 Mac mini, but I am trying to decide if the low-end dual-core processor model will be sufficient, or if I would significantly benefit from getting the quad-core model. Based on an earlier thread I posted, I am satisfied that the dual-core model will suffice if I'm essentially just using it as a private media server attached to my big screen TV for video watching. I neglected, however, to consider that I do have a bunch of DVD discs that I would live to convert over to iTunes format video files to be stored on the hard-drive of the Mac mini. I would imagine that performing this sort of conversion is rather "resource intensive" on the part of the computer. Would the process of converting DVDs to video files be substantially "faster" with the quad-core Mac mini compared to the dual-core model? Are there other benefits to having the quad-core over the dual-core that I should be aware of?