-NAS like storage
-Remote desktop access
1. Current streaming from my single 1 TB (slow?) WDMybooklive NAS to hacked appleTV 2 with Kodi is struggling and stuttering with HD content.
1a. 1TB is full
2. my surface RT hasn't justified it's purchace during the height of the tablet craze, (if only it was a surface3! Adopted that one too early). My final attempt at making it useful is as a remote desktop client to a powerful windows 8/10 machine
3. Only full windows left in the house is an 8 year old laptop (Windows 10 Preview!) (wife's macbooc pro is self-imposed off limits for windows booting)
I haven't looked at home desktops in years mostly because of travelling. More settled now, and with advances in tech and the growing collection of harddrives lying around that I'm keen to 'consolidate'... I'm thinking I'll go for a NUC and plug in a usb hub full of drives?
Alternatives I should consider?
If NUC, which configuration, to balance power consumption and heat/noise with raw power/future proofing?