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  12 December 2012
Here is the silent alternative for about the same price when specified to the same level:

Aleutia Relia Industrial Computer

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Apple need to up there game on the noise front!
  12 December 2012
That looks as much like the Mac mini as the HP Z1 looks like an iMac. Nice to see Apple inspire such innovation. Although the the Mini/iMac aren't at all intended for this user target segment.
"...if you have faith as small as a mustard seed... Nothing will be impossible for you."
  12 December 2012
For a linux/windows equivalent, the shuttle DS61 also has about the same form factor as the mac mini (it's actually smaller but carries external power) and can use more memory and faster processors at competitive price . It's not fanless though (so I'm not sure about stacking them).
  12 December 2012
For rendering, if your talking bang-for-your-buck you need one of the 6 core i7 . The percentage gain is higher then the additional percentage of cost.

I'm a Mac guy. My price target for a personal baby renderfarm is around $5000. I have looked very hard at the MacMini and slim PC iClones. But they are all based on the i7 4 core and compatible chipset. They are just too expensive when you divide the price per core.
  12 December 2012
I can't speak for all Mac users, but I don't ever remember the Mac platform ever being 'bang for buck'.

Though a far as managing a network and C4d renderfarm goes, OSX makes it possible for an idiot like me to get things done.
"...if you have faith as small as a mustard seed... Nothing will be impossible for you."
  12 December 2012
A few years ago you could buy MacBook Pros with exploding batteries.
These provided pretty good bang for buck!
  12 December 2012
This would be a nice farm: http://simbimbo.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/in-production/
160 mac mini's. And plans for a 250 setup...

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  12 December 2012
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