Seen the threads on advise for which are the supported NUCs, etc. But after guidance - better to go for later generation lower processor - e.g. 9i3 - or earlier generation but faster processor e.g 7i5? (substitute 7i3/5i5 as appropriate).
library of ~2500 albums and growing fast via Tidal - mixture of locally stored FLACs & some mp3s about to be upgraded all on a NAS drive, and Tidal versions.
Also, the ROCK will be in a separate room so noise isn’t directly an issue, but does the fan noise make a streaming difference, and so am I better off with a fanless case, or is it not worth the extra?