So, I want to replace some stuff in my house with a Mac Mini to simplify things and make it a hub to everything but Im not sure if its the best choice. My current setup is located in different rooms, a Home Office and Living Room as follows: Living Room: Synology NAS -> WDTV Live -> Receiver -> TV Sonos S5 Home Office Macbook Pro -> Presonus Firebox (Audio recording interface for instruments) What I want to do: 1- Replace a Macbook Pro 15 2009 not used very much, because I dont really need the portability anymore since I got an iPad, and my office PC do all the heavy lifting. The Mini would reside in the Home Office, attached to the Presonus Firebox, a big monitor, keyboard, mouse/trackpad. Im a hobbyist musician and do some home recording. The problem here is I dont have a monitor/keyboard/mouse, so Im wondering if the iMac is not a better value overall. The negative side for the iMac is that the computer will stay on 24/7 and the iMac has a higher power requirement, so I really dont know which one is better in this case. 2- Replace a WDTV Live in the living room. The WDTV Live is connected to the network and plays MKV movies stored on the NAS. The funcionality is great but the interface is almost unusable. I want to plug a HDMI to LAN extender like this one on the link to connect the HDMI port on the Mini (H. Office) to the HDMI on the Receiver (Living Room): http://cgi.ebay.com/HDMI-single-Cat...ultDomain_0&hash=item3ef6e06a0e#ht_1055wt_907 I already ran a CAT6 cable, so no problem with this one. I would use Plex in the Mini and control it with iOS app wirelessly from the Living. 3- Use it as my home computer of course, and an extension to my work files and notes stored in Dropbox, Evernote and a few others. 4- Maybe this is a bit of a stretch, but I could also replace the whole NAS and use just an external HDD on the Mini to hold all my media files. The benefits I see here is faster access (Firewire or Thunderbolt on the new ones). I dont know about file/folder sharing though. Is it as easily configurable as a NAS?? 5- Use just one Music library. Right now I have my iTunes library on the MBP to sync with iOS devices and theres no easy way to auto sync new stuff to the NAS to use with the Sonos. One library in the Mini or External Drive attached to it would solve this. Is it achievable? Or is it too much for a single Mini and I would be better with more dedicated devices? Your inputs are much appreciated!