http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=8439500&posted=1#post8439500 As a college student, money is an issue, but quality is king to me. Does it matter which Mac Mini I buy to setup as a HTPC? I know many people have said to buy refurb ones from Apple. I mainly want to use it to rip all my movies and cd's to so I dont need to keep so many hard copies around, then be able to also record tv shows onto it as a DVR and playing some emulators. Thanks again for the help for which I am grateful!