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KVRist
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54 posts since 2 Jul, 2012 from Singapore

Post Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:44 pm

Hello,

Anybody have success with NUC mini PC for DAW?
Specs look good from Intel NUC.
Please share your experience and would you recommend it?

Best regards,
maanga

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KVRAF
3796 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 3:31 pm

I’ve run my DAW off of a NUC. It’s a nice little machine. Linux works great on it too. There are two things to be aware of, however: 1. Without proper cooling, they can overheat which reduces their lifespan. I bought a custom lid that adds an additional fan. I’ve been running mine without problems since 2017. The ones that I use at work don’t add an additional fan, and they die pretty quickly. 2. The number of USB ports is very limited. You will certainly need a USB hub. If that doesn’t bother you, then it isn’t a problem. Aside from those two things, it’s been a great little machine.

I hope this helps you with your choice. 🙂

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14632 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 3:40 pm

I've looked into them but they are quite expensive for what you get. I decided a good laptop made a lot more sense.
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maanga
KVRist
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54 posts since 2 Jul, 2012 from Singapore

Post Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:42 am

Thank you very much both of you.
I will go with a notebook instead.
Regards.
maanga

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