I'm trying to figure out the best mini to buy for $1000 total, well make that $1100. The mini will replace my 2007 MBP 2.4GHz connected to an HP 24" display. I use it mainly for media listening/viewing, torrents, surfing, as well as Lightroom, Photoshop, and likely some video editing. Photography is a growing hobby and I'm learning more about post processing, so I can see starting to try more complex adjustments in PS. In all cases below I'll upgrade to 8gb of RAM. 1) Server - as is, run the dual drives at Raid 0 ($1100) 2) AMD model - add/replace the HDDs with a 7200 drive ($900-1000) 3) Base - add second 256GB SSD for OS (assuming OWC or someone figures that out, $1100) I have a bias towards SSD drives seeing the snappy Air. I could get the AMD or server models with SSD but the cost starts getting up there. Ultimately I want the best overall experience on a "budget". My own thinking is it's between the server and base/ssd. Will the base/ssd feel more snappy most of the time vs the faster server and its quad cores when doing heavier tasks? I'd welcome any feedback/suggestions. Thanks!