Which graphic card is enough for a mini acting as server?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by vigu360, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. vigu360 macrumors member


    Oct 21, 2009
    I have the ultimate 27" iMac and I was looking to buy a Time Machine and later decided to go with a Mac Mini instead. I was using my MBP to connect to TV, but later sold the MBP to upgrade to a mini. I'm planning to use the Mini for the following:

    Media Server(iTunes, Movies, Movie Edits)
    Back Up Server(backing up my iMac, MBA)
    Web Server
    App Server

    I will never do gaming on it as I have a console, will the base Mini be good enough for all these tasks? I will be adding RAID hard drives via FireWire/TB later and this mini will be headless except when using as HTPC
  2. Jimmdean macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2007
    base is fine - ATI GPU will not help you in any of these tasks...
  3. Tulpa macrumors regular

    May 11, 2011
    Depends on how intense the web serving and video editing is going to be. If it's going to be intense then you might be served well by getting an SSD or upping to the Mini Server, respectively.

    The $799 mini really won't be any better than the $599 one for your purposes.

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