I am looking at buying/building what could best be described as a "Mac Media Center" At the moment I stream my content from my mac pro to my AppleTV. Now this works OK but I really don't want to leave my Mac Pro running when it doesn't need to. It is very loud and also manages to heat about 2/3 of my town. I was in a local shop the other day and saw one of the HP MediaSmart Servers, this is just what I want! Perfect, except I am not sure how well it will serve my needs. I understand it can work with the mac in a certain capacity, as in it can run iTunes etc... but my photos are kept in an Aperture library so I am not sure how it would cope with that. Also by the time you have picked one of those up and added a few 1TB drives it gets expensive. My other option would be to use an old eMac and connect a a Drobo or similar to it. Again the Drobo would not be cheap and once you have installed the drives that is more expense. The final option would be to build a Hackintosh and configure everything how I want it and this would be a cheaper solution but also far more work and I understand how difficult a Hackintosh can be to turn into a server for this style of work. Does anyone have any suggestions or already have a similar setup to one I am looking at? Thanks.