There are a few threads regarding this already, however they didn't help me out much. I think the easiest approach would be to tell you what I need from my Mac Mini. I have a new MBP which I love. It has everything on it currently (all my files). I use it mostly for work, and commute with it every now and then. I would like to get a Mac Mini for my living room. I have a 32'' Samsung LCD which I think would be awesome coupled with my mini. I would use the mini mostly for videos I have, mostly AVI files, music, web surfing, and light gaming (nothing that intensive, Counterstrike every now and then) although the option for other games would be nice. Here is where I need your help. My MBP is pretty mobile, I would really like a solution where all my important files where on a HD that is more stationary, like a mini. And I would rather use the HD space on my MBP for my other projects that arent as important. The Mac Mini with OSX server would be a "no brainer" for me in that it has the specs that I need, however, I would rather run Client, than Server. When I upgrade the lighter version mini, it comes to almost the same price, or a lil more than the server version. I am not that tech savy when it comes to installing new software and things like that. So what setup would you guys recommend for me? I realize in other threads that it is possible to install OSX Client on the server mini, but if possible I'm not sure I want to deal with all that. So what setup, specs and all, would you go with? Thanks in advance guys! This would be my first ever Mac Mini, and I need some help!