I just upgraded my box. There was too many ifs with getting a mac mini. Not sure what was going to work.
Anyways I just realized that my hard drive was holding me back. I now have 2 ghz box with a gig of memory and my box is still slow. It has to be the hard drive. Its as slow as my old box.
So when I build my parents a box from my old parts I'm going to have to buy them a new hd. I think my hard drive is about 5 years old. I don't know why it never crossed my mind.