Note to the forum admins. I checked all categories and sub-catagories. Couldn’t find one devoted to NUCs. Please move if there is a better place for this.
Already mentioned in the NuC 8 thread new thread does not make the case any more attractive. God knows what Akasa are on but I don’t want any of it.
G’day Sime, why not?
My NUC7i7DNHE is running both Roon and HQP Embedded , with HQP up-sampling to DSD512 (more CPU intensive than Roon’s built-in up-sampling).
My Akasa Plato X7D case keeps CPU at < 60 deg C (after running for hours)…
Wasn’t too tricky to put together either (and I’m slow )
See screenshots here:
The Tinkering category is about the best at present.
NUCs should be not heard, and not seen!
Just looks horrible would not want that in my house let alone my hifi rack.
Ha, no worries at all. Don’t think mine looks that bad but much like sound quality, looks are highly subjective of course
If I get the new one for the NUC8, I will likely install it ‘vertically’, using the VESA mount, on the back wall or back of the shelf unit, behind the main hi-fi gear - unseen, but still accessible for the power button.
Hideous or not, here they come (Akasa fanless cases for the NUC8s). These are the same as all the other Plato X cases, but revised to fit the layout of the NUC8s.
I preordered mine from Performance PCs - $128.
Very happy with cirus7 and i7 nuc board 8gen