I'm considering getting a mac mini to replace my ageing AC Ryan media player connected to my TV. I currently have a Synology DS212+ NAS housing some 3TBs worth of HD movies and TV shows. Everything is wired with gigabit ethernet (including where the Mac Mini would sit). I have been experimenting somewhat with Plex running on my iMac recently and its a great piece of software. I want to get the Plex experience on my TV through a Mac Mini. The Mini will need to run both the Plex server - fetching the content off my NAS - as well as the client. Unfortunately my Synology cannot run Plex server due to the non-Intel architecture. Anyway, my question is: what model Mac Mini would suit my needs? The mini would be pretty much dedicated to Plex, with the occasional Safari and iPhoto usage. It would need to be able to handle Full HD mkv files of around 12GB each. I'm guessing the base 2.3 GHz model should be able to handle this? Correct? I would plan on upgrading the stock RAM to 8GBs through Crucial (cheaper than Apple) and perhaps add an SSD or replace the stock HDD with an SSD. Not sure this would help my cause though as all the files are stored remotely. Can the Intel Graphics chip on the base model handle 1080p video well enough? Anything else I need to consider? Thanks!