I do a fair bit of video conversion and photo/video editing. I use the Mac as my video production machine as well as my media Hub to serve up content to my Atv3 and other streamers in my house. I just picked up the i7 2.3Ghz (Quad-Core w/ virtual cores) Mac Mini last week and Upgraded it to 8gb of RAM and a 256gb SSD for the OS/Apps. The 1TB that came with the machine is now used as my media storage internally. Last year I bought the i5 2.7Ghz (Quad-Core NO virtual cores) 27 inch iMac and added 8gb of RAM to it for a total of 12gb. Also had a 256gb SSD connected via TB as the OS/Apps drive. Which is a better machine for video editing and normal media hub use? I'm not doing any 3D rendering and I don't know how to use Motion yet. I game very little. Only ones I own are the L4D and Portal series. I also have Photoshop CS6. Thanks for any advice!