Read the thread about the power savings of a mini vs. the Pro. Apples and oranges, but a very good discussion about the cost of running a machine. So, that gave me an idea of a mini setup I would like if I could design the next mini. Two boxes. Either the same size, or as small as possible, but built with an aluminum case for heat syncing. Box 1 - CPU - PCU, memory, HD, etc. Box 2 - Graphics amplifier. (Something like the Alienware) Don't need Xeon power, want a quad core or two, want a pro style graphics card that could be upgraded by Apple and replaced two years down the road without having to replace the CPU. Want to drive a three monitor rig setup but don't need a $4,000 machine or you want a 34" curved monitor. Why not? I know, I know, that's not Apple's bag. Whatever. I'm baked and it sounds good to me. Edit: Peace, I'm going up to my cave to watch Bob Marley live in Germany on my ipad served from my Qnap Plex server and that took my MBP 7 hours to rip in Handbrake.