I have a 2011 mini 2.5Ghz i5 dual core with 6630M graphics, 8gb of RAM, 240GB SSD and 1TB HDD. My external drives are Thunderbolt and I do have a Kanex Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 adapter which I really don't use much. Most intensive things I do are processing videos to stream on Plex. Other than that I am on Safari, emailing and MS Office. No gaming. My mini is running fine. Would it be worth while for me to pick up a 2.3 i7 quad core since I am not using the video capabilities of my current machine and get something with a better CPU? Would I be able to swap out my SSD and HHD into the new machine or do I need to reinstall from Time Machine? Also, could I just swap the RAM from the 2011 to 2012 mini? Its my understanding the 2012 uses faster RAM. Would there be a significant performance hit? Thanks for your advice.