Sorry for another "what should I buy?" thread...I've been doing heavy research for the last several days and I'm still on the fence between the two. As I said I primarily will use the machine for photo processing in Lightroom 3, and 1080p video editing in Final Cut Studio 7 (no need to upgrade to FCPX...yet). From what I've read neither of my main apps will make use of a discrete gpu, nor will they fully take advantage of all 4 cores in the server model (except for transcoding video). As of right now I'm leaning towards the server model, however I'm hearing from colleagues and the internet I MIGHT eventually need the AMD graphics to do what I need to do... I'm know in the next couple years photo and video apps will start leaning more heavily on both the gpu and multi-core processors. Keeping that in mind, I need to make an informed decision based on the following... -I would also like to run 3 displays simultaneously for my work (HDTV over hdmi, Apple Cinema Display thru thunderbolt, and Dell LCD thru a usb-dvi adapter)...is this even possible on the Server model without the AMD chip? -I would also like to do a bit of casual gaming (Steam games mostly...Counter Strike, Half Life, Portal, etc)...I don't need 3 displays for this, but I would like the games to run at a tolerable framerate on at least 1 monitor. -I would like whichever machine I pick to last me at least 3 yrs without having the hardware limit myself on future app upgrades and purchases (FCPX being one of them) I know I should just get a mac pro and call it a day...but its not in my budget, and its hard to find feedback on the internet from mac mini owners using their machines the same way I will. Also, a Macbook Pro or iMac are not really options I'm willing to consider...I need a mini for its versatility and semi-portablity, and built in monitors are kinda redundant for my needs. I should also add that I will be installing 8GB ram and 7200rpm + SSD drives in whatever model I choose...it sort of comes down to figuring out which model is a better fit for my workflow, now and tomorrow. Will the dual core 2.7 i7 w/AMD benefit me more than the raw power of the quad core 2.0 i7 server? Which one will still be relevant in a couple years as visual media software becomes more complex and gpu intensive? Thanks in advance!