I'll be doing some HD rendering. I'll be Photoshopping from time to time. I'll be running Aperture. Mostly, I'll be running Pages, Mail and Safari, no doubt with plenty of crappy Flash applets. I am currently using my MacBook Pro to do all of this on an ACD 30", and have been waiting for a new mac pro, but I am starting to think that I may just get a 2.0 Mini and get on with it, even with the reduced resolution on my monitor. The MBP fans are revved high way too frequently under these conditions and if I get a Mini, I want to return to the sort of peace and quiet that my iMac afforded. Doing some of the above, how noisy will a Mini be? Also, with RAM maxed, will I be beachballing all the time or will it carry on pretty well? Can it actually take 3GB?