hackintosh is go
I spent 90 minutes assembling my new hardware, and then a few hours installing the OS, but I've got me a hackintosh. A quad-core i5 with 16GB of RAM and lots of room in the Corsair 200R case to build an internal RAID system. All for $850 - right around half of what a new Mac mini would have cost.
In other nerd news, Grandma and The Boy and I are going to see the new Star Wars movie tonight. I reckon it's 40 years after mum took me and another young Ken to see the first one.