I’m new here and quite new to all the audio terminology. I got Roon two weeks ago and I’m excited to start using it for my home setup. I’m considering buying a NUC, getting a fanless case, and using Ubuntu to run Roon Server as a service and launch Kodi on startup. I’m assuming this won’t cause any issues since I’ll never use both at the same time. I might switch over to ROCK at some point.
I was thinking of the following specs:
8 GB RAM
256 GB M.2 SSD
(+ a 1 TB 2,5 inch HDD that I have laying around for music storage, which I might switch for a large HDD or 2TB SSD)
The ROCK specifications have me a little confused over which NUC I should get. I’ll be using Roon to play my FLACs on two setups using DSP - does that count as ‘(heavy) DPS use’ and mean that I’d be better off buying an i5 or i7? The differences between NUC generations make it a little hard to make comparisons - it seems the NUC10’s don’t offer an improvement over NUC8’s. Would it then be better to get a NUC8 i3 or a NUC8 i5, or would the (currently unsupported) NUC11 i3 be a more futureproof option?
Thanks for your advice!