So the 2.3 quad I had ran excellent. However I really started to consider the fact that since I am buying a maxed out iMac I need a mini as JUST a media server and HTPC. This leads me to believe the dual core will work just fine for my needs. However, can anyone attest to real world experience? Anyone play a 1080p rip in XBMC while the Plex transcoder may be transcoding to multiple devices at the same time without the fan screaming? The quad never went over 1800rpm. Any thoughts?