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Silent mod for Intel NUC, Haswell and more

Care for a silent fanless NUC? Very doable! UPDATE: Thanks to commenter KW for letting me know about Logic Supply’s offering of Intel’s latest and greatest i5 NUC motherboard. They are also preparing a new fanless case, model ML300, for the NUC. Woot! 🙂 Silent build recommendations? – Ars Technica OpenForumhttp://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1197169&p=24244795&hilit=nuc+case#p24244795I was just taking a gander over at Puget Systems and their super-silent systems. I love the promise of near silence, but the pricepoint seems pretty dang steep considering I’m

GIGABYTE BRIX specs, similar to NUC but even faster

With Intel’s NUC you are stuck choosing between Gigabit Ethernet -or- Thunderbolt, and you get zero USB 3.0 ports 🙁 GIGABYTE arrives on the scene with their BRIX small form factor PC and it appears to improve upon the NUC by offering a faster CPU (up to 2GHz [w/3.1GHz turbo] on the BRIX vs 1.8GHz on the NUC) and (2) USB 3.0 ports. Photos courtesy of GIGABYTE One of the only drawbacks on the BRIX is that lack of Thunderbolt support.

Two takes on Intel’s NUC (pros/cons)

I am a big fan of Intel’s little NUCs. They are very easy to work on and their performance is entirely satisfactory for many purposes: I built one for my dad to use as an always on storage/downloading computer, and I built another as a green mini-web-server for a client. 🙂 Along those lines, here is a rather positive review detailing a NUC as HTPC setup: How we built a tiny home theater PC with Intel’s NUC | PCWorldhttp://www.pcworld.com/article/2020577/how-we-built-a-tiny-home-theater-pc-with-intels-nuc.htmlFull-featured PCs are getting