First post here, hi all! Long story short I have spend the last 2ish months diagnosing my self built gaming PC on my short summer break. Now that class is back in I realized I don't have the time to continue to work on it so I am sending the parts I bought that can be sent back out to Amazon for a refund. I am then going to buy a Mac Mini (hopefully I can hold out for the next generation). This will be my first Mac.... The Mini will be my basic computer for media transcoding, Plex server, the occasional paper I don't feel like writing on my laptop, and light gaming (mostly desktop only stuff - i.e. RTS games. My PS3 will handle the rest of my gaming needs). I was planning on getting the stock i7 build and adding my 2 month old Samsung 840 Pro for the boot drive but I have been reading that lots of people are breaking different connections due to their fragility when prying the system open. Assuming nothing changes. where is the open slot? Do I really have to go the whole 9 yards and pull the logic board to gain access to the bay? Or can I just pull the fan and grill off and slide it in? I also read that the Mini seems to be pretty picky about memory. What models are known to work well? I think I will just stick with 8GB for right now. Any ideas on if the new model will have the same crap soldering job that the rMBP has? I know its speculation but I would appreciate any input. And I know this has been asked 1000x but any new ideas with the new iMac systems out on when the new model will be released? The iPad event mid October? Thanks Ahead!