Hey, I'm getting a Mac Mini to act as my apartment's server, mainly for my iTunes library and my film library (via Plex server), as well as file access whilst I'm away travelling.. I anticipate some home automation potential, further down the line?.. My apartment has an iMac, Macbook and Apple TV already. I think 8GB seems like a sensible RAM amount and promised I will only ever boot from SSD.. My media is on external disc drives, so don't need a big boot drive. I was looking at the second-hand mid-2010 model for just over £300 on eBay, but then thought £399 for a new model looks attractive, as I get a warranty. However, the inability to upgrade RAM or (without voiding warranty) the HD in the new model, seems to make buying new less attractive. Brand new, 2015 model option I could get the entry level Mac Mini for £399 (UK). But I have to buy RAM then and there, so that's £479 with 8GB. In terms of SSD, I can only see the Fusion Drive option, which at £200, takes it up to £679 - way beyond the attractive £399 initial price-point. (Adding an aftermarket SSD will void the warranty) Mid-2010, second-hand option Alternatively, I could buy a second-hand mid-2010 model, like this. That's £319. Max out RAM to 8GB for £50 from Crucial, taking it to £369. Add an SSD for £100, taking it to £469. Conclusion So, for a Mac Mini with 8GB of RAM and an SSD, I can get a mid-2010 for £469, or the cheapest new option is £679 - £210 more. So I'm paying £210 to have a new model and warranty. What do you guys think of my assessment and what would you recommend? Any other options or considerations?