I want to build a Nuc to install Roon Rock.
I have a library let’s say about 5000 albums and perhaps 5000 integrated from Tidal
Do I need:
I3BNH NUC Kit Intel BOXNUC7
I5BNH NUC Kit
Or even 3) Intel BOXNUC7 I7BNH NUC Kit
With a memory card of
4GB, 8GB or more
With a m.ssd
64gb or 128gb or more
My recommendation is a 7i5BNH, 8GB ram, 128GB M2 SSD. This can also be fitted in a fanless case, which is something you might want to do.
A 7i3BNH, 4GB, 64GB configuration will cut it too, but for the DSP functionality, and perhaps future growth.
I only use one endpoint (Metrum Ambre) and DSP only for volume regulation and occasional equilazing for bad sounding albums, in my current situation with Roon on an external ssd connected to a Synology DS218 + with 6GB this works pretty nice.
I’m afraid it will be an expensive change for maybe nothing
If you are happy why change?
searching is sometimes a bit slow + I sometimes like to change + in the context of cable management with which I am working I want to integrate this
If you’d like i5 or i7, consider NUC7i5BNH or NUC7i7DNHE
For i7, get the newer NUC7i7DNHE.
For i5, get the older NUC7i5BNH.
It seems that Dawson Canyon NUC7i5DNHE is more expensive and has a marginally faster (but cheaper) CPU with a smaller cache. Unless I get the facts wrong, the older and cheaper NUC7i5BNH (with a more expensive CPU) is probably a better purchase.