Hi Everyone. Just like a lot of people, I need your advice on how to manage 12tb of media and its increasing. Everything is in the itunes format and all information has been updated on the media from using iFlicks2 or Sublar. I have a 2006 Imac, upgraded to 3tb hard drive to house some of the movies that I watch and has all my music. I also have a AMD Athon II x 4 cpu windows 7 PC that houses the 9 tbs that I have using Itunes Home Sharing. Works fine but Microsoft came out stating that they are going to stop with Windows 7 updates in the near future. Also, it runs hot and energy bill was up when it was on a lot or doing things. I love Mac OS and would like to move over everything to one OS system. What I would like is a computer that can house or gain access to my 12tbs or more media, on 24/7 using Itunes. That would be its only job. I currently have three Apple TV's version 3 connected to my projector, and two tvs. Wife has learned how to use the apple tv so I'm afraid of asking her to use Plex or XBMC now. What are my options? Seems to be so many out there, I don't know where to start. Mac Mini: Plex/XBMC, NAS, connecting external drives, freenas? What version or year of Mac mini? Mac Pro: What year and what about it being on 24/7? Concerned about the energy costs. Windows PC: Upgrade to Icore 3 for energy efficient and keep windows 7? Hackintosh: I can buy one but scare of all of the future upgrades and it not working right. Server: What do I need? All my hard drives on my windows PC is in the microsoft format too so if any updates were need to be made to Mac or raid, I would have to move the media to an external hard drive, reformat the drive and then move back. I'm just lost, there is a lot of things out there, but I just want to be able to access my media without too much workaround, energy efficient and not have to spend way too much money. We got rid of cable and I enjoy watching movies with my wife and child and the apple tv has been working great. PLEASE HELP!!!!