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RE: NUC pc with optical out?

Overdose wrote:

Nice, presumably the OS goes on an external HD or is there room inside for one (they look tiny)?

says it supports 2.5" hard drives, so good to go for the all in one unit Smile

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RE: NUC pc with optical out?

markbbailey wrote:

Unless you really want a NUC, the Gigabyte Brix range includes some models that have a headphone socket which also supports S/PDIF output. Have a look here:

http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/list.aspx?s=47&ck=104

 

I've got a couple of the Brix Pros (not for audio purposes though) and they're well made devices.

 

Looks fantastic,

Thansk mate!

 

They're fanless too, right?

 

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RE: NUC pc with optical out?

The Brix Pros aren't fanless and I'm pretty sure the normal Brixs aren't too.  Under load the fans on the Pro can make a noise but I'm talking about maxing out an i7-4770 processor here.  Playing back music (of any sort) is pretty undemanding so I'd expect the units to remain very quiet.

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RE: NUC pc with optical out?

if it's literally just for streaming, have a look at the raspberry pi and volumio.  No fan, cheap as chips and the volumio software has a really nice interface.

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You could build a really nice silent PC in one of these - http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_0989.html - with ssd's and fanless it would be silent. Mini ITX motherboard would also support optical output. If it's only for music, low powered components would do and you could probably build one for half the cost of the Hugo. Looks nice too.

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pauln wrote:

You could build a really nice silent PC in one of these - http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_0989.html - with ssd's and fanless it would be silent. Mini ITX motherboard would also support optical output. If it's only for music, low powered components would do and you could probably build one for half the cost of the Hugo. Looks nice too.

 

Thanks Mate!

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