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thesudio

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#198065 24-Jun-2016 21:30
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I need my normal desktop standard for my work but wow that thing packs a punch... would any of you switch? Im almost tempted if it can run audio recording software and give me decent track count and basic video editing, can run games plus deal with 4k hdr 60p content when the time comes too if paired with external gpu....

Amazon - Intel Skull Nuk


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kingdragonfly
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  #1588246 8-Jul-2016 14:16
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It's NUC, not Nuk.

Since you've posted this in an HTPC forum, I'll assume you need to use a Freeview tuner.

While there are plenty of USB tuners, they just aren't as reliable as one that sits in a PCIe slot.

Obviously the same is true with graphic chips vs a PCIe GPU. The graphic chips in a NUC won't have the performance to run any 3d game.

Of course, many NUC's are fanless and very low wattage, but the cost is reduced CPU and GPU performance.

I had an Intel NUC, and a Hauppauge USB tuner, which was almost as large as the NUC.

It was a very frustrating experience, and I eventually got a micro ATX PC, with a quad tuner.


thesudio

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  #1588302 8-Jul-2016 14:58
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Haha oh next unit in computing not komputing! Lol duh I agree usb peripherals are less than ideal but not bad nowadays plus lots of streaming options, skull nuc in the review shows it playing witcher3 high settings at 35fps, i doubt it will have same playback issues as the old nuc nonetheless https://youtu.be/OpB_mfd_JFE is best of both worlds

 
 
 
 


thesudio

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  #1588303 8-Jul-2016 15:00
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Unlike the dude in the review id still be wary of getting rid of a tower in place of this, but if I was going to go ITX id be super happy with this sexy beast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etbh-YOQtp4

thesudio

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  #1588307 8-Jul-2016 15:04
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ATX parts might be easier and cheaper to source here though

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  #1588315 8-Jul-2016 15:21
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I was considering selling my mATX gaming rig and getting one of these, a razer core and 1070 to go in it.

 

I didn't end up doing it though because I prefer the reliability and expand-ability of a 'proper' desktop.





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thesudio

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  #1588318 8-Jul-2016 15:25
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Yeah I feel it will always come down to upgrades... im too much of a tinkerer but only with my towers not my htpcs...

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  #1588391 8-Jul-2016 15:57
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The issue I have with these is the inability to add more USB ports to them. My desktop has a USB 3 PCIe card in it now because of the stupid way the new intel chipsets handle old and 3.0 devices on the same controller, so it runs out of the number of devices it can have when every device now seems to be a composite device with 4-5 things in it, and each hub is many devices too.

 

If you have basic peripherals, dont pile on the external drives and card readers it would be fine, but a NUC would never work as my daily driver desktop due to lack of expandability of USB or storage in it.

 

Using the onboard video from my last 2 gen ago intel onboard i7 video is a dire experiance watching video. Even the GTX970 in the gaming PC cant push video to the TV as reliably and smoothly with no frame judder or drops as the inbuilt players on the TV, so I have given up on the idea of a HTPC.





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thesudio

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  #1588456 8-Jul-2016 17:37
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This is true, I preordered the Samsung ubd k8500 months ago and I barely use my htpc, it plays all the new 4k stuff to my tv plus every file type I throw at it via a seagate external... my tvs built in usb does most things but cant access subs and other audio tracks etc

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