Right now, I have a hackintosh, but I am looking to upgrade to a mini. Among the reasons are lack of sound and no flash support. Hackintosh: 3.2 Ghz Q8200 Quad core 2MB Cache CPU Nvidia 9800 GTX 4GB RAM I'm split between the 2.7 dual core and 2.0 quad. Everybody says the quad core is faster. I don't see how. Having 8 cores at 2.0 vs 4 cores at 2.7 would look obvious, but i'm thinking if I'm driving 2 monitors, that the integrated gfx is going to drink a good bit of CPU+RAM from the system, whereas the 2.7 has a dedicated GPU. 8GB is going to be a must. I have a triple monitor system, where 2 are driven from the box, and a third is off a USB DisplayLink box. I do a varied array of things. When i took that screenshot, I was making a 35-shot panoramic shot that wound up being 85,000 pixels wide. I don't have CS yet, so I was just using GIMP. I'm a photographer (mainly motorsports but I do everything), CAD drawer (granted Pro-Engineer doesn't have an OSX version, started college as a mech.engineering student), graphic artist, web master (my day job), Computer Science/programmer (what I'm getting my degree in), ect. I don't game too much, and I don't even know what games can be played on OSX. I'm just looking for an all-around better system that will be future proof, take updates, and just work.