Can you recommend parts i need to make a NUC - also is it very technical to configure - what’s the operating system of the NUC - i guess the Roon Core - Roon Core operating system - will that let me use the NUC as a external hard drive / storage device so i can share also with Sonos - or find my NUC for a cloud backup storage?
Hey Danny - ok i’m going to go the NUC route - can you recommend the pieces i need to order - i figure i can put it together ( ihope) but after that is loading ROCK and configuring complicated a nightmare - just preparing my self
The link above has what you need to know, links at the bottom of the page with everything else you need to know about Rock install, etc.
Just replace NUC6 with NUC8, and the ram with 2400 DDR4
Hey Guys - Here’s what i was going to get to build my NUC - i want to store music internally on SSD 2TB - does this sound good to go? BTW how do i put all this together, where will the instructions be? With the Nucleus can i add a 2TB card if i’m going to get some kind of support - i have a feeling putting a nuc will be a nightmare if you are not a technical person - upgrade bios, this doesn’t work with that download this - without support i think it could go on and on - what do you think? Another opition is to buy the Nucleus - and i have a spinning disk 2TB dual drive RAID QNAP that has my music now - would that work well? Ultimately i’d like say nucleus with 2TB internal storage SSD as listed below. Everyone say’s i’ll save money if i build my own nuc but saving $500 in exchange for a dozen hours of head ache may not be a win.
Watch this video. It’s not very complicated.
Watch the video @andybob posted - it isn’t dozens of hours.
And if you’re not buying 2nd hand, you should probably get a NUC8i7 at this point. Unless you want absolute silence and are putting everything into a passive case like the Akasa, you also probably don’t really need that expensive 2TB ssd for storage - a cheap 2,5" spinny drive will do just fine.
Consider NUC8i7BEH. For the M.2 SSD for Roon database you can use a 250GB or even less - I’d put the money into a brand that’s more proven by other forum members here.