So I am thinking of buying a base Mac Mini sometime this month or next month. ( Waiting to see if new model comes out.) But, I have some questions about the current base Mac Mini. 1. I'm thinking of buying refurbished. Is this a good idea? I like the idea of 1 year of AppleCare and the fact that it's $70 cheaper. (I have about a $600 dollar budget.) 2. Is the Intel Hd3000 really that bad? Would I be able to play games like L4D2 or BorderLands on low settings with 8 gb of ram? (I would test out the games on my current pc but my processor is too slow...) 3. If I add 8 or 16 GB of ram can it run Aperture smoothly? 4. I plan to switch out the HDD for a SSD eventually. Should I get A USB 2.0 (or 3.0 if new one comes out) or a firewire 800 hard drive enclosure? 5. If I buy a refurb and the new version comes out within the month of me buying it can I return it and get the new one? Any good apps you guys can think of for photo editing and whatever else? Finally, How much faster will this be than my current computer. I know the processors are much better but here are my current system specs... Core 2 Duo @ 2.00 Ghz 3Gb of ram Intel HD 3000 (358 Mb of ram allocated) AND The real killer... Windows Vista... Thanks for taking the time to read and possibly answer this long post.