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So i was going through the BIOS and there are OC settings....
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So i was going through the BIOS and there are OC settings....

How are you liking it so far Sin?
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How are you liking it so far Sin?
Overall, I am impressed with it's speed and versatility. I was very impressed with Intel's standard cooling curve, the device doesn't get loud. It might get hot at the exhaust, but it keeps the device from throttling while not blowing my ears out. Even when playing games or editing 4K video, it doesn't get loud. It also has OC settings in the BIOS, but they don't really work (maybe they are n there b/c this is an ES version), but DRAm OC should be on every device. While it can't game like a dedicated desktop card or high-end mobile card, it does match some older generation mobile cards in many scenarios (R9 M270X) and others in some scenarios (GTX 640M). The older the game, the better it plays it. It can play games, but it's more like if you are somewhere and have an itch to game, this device will let you scratch that itch. It can play GTA:V, it wont be the prettiest, but it works and is "playable", I played on it for a few hours and let others try it out too to make sure they agreed. From what I see in synthetics, it's very strong CPU cores help balance out iGPU.
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Thanks for the response. I grabbed one too and I really like it; it's so easy to move between work and home, and it's handled everything I've thrown at so far (primarily QGIS and a few Adobe programmes). Still, the cost is a little hard to justify.

Edit: For anyone that's interested in owning one of these, the best case I found for the NUC is the "AmazonBasics universal travel case for small electronics and accessories"; good enough for backpack use anyway.

I was unable to purchase a second charger from Intel, so I got a "Asus PA-1121-28 120W Slim power adapter" off of eBay, which works well.
Edited by Vigil - 8/31/16 at 5:31pm
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im a little late to this party but i just picked one of these up over the weekend. it is truly a great little machine. i have it paired to a 29" LG ultrawide.

its quick, small, quiet....( at least it seems quiet to me, but its on the back of the monitor so i cant really hear it)

only thing inconvenient is the last of disc drive, but thats fixed with a usb dvd drive anyway. but thats just another cable to maintain so i just unplug it when i dont need it.




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Nice. I have the same SSD but I'm running out of space. I'm hoping Samsung release the 1TB 960 Pro soon so I can migrate everything over. First world problems.
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Nice. I have the same SSD but I'm running out of space. I'm hoping Samsung release the 1TB 960 Pro soon so I can migrate everything over. First world problems.

yeah that would be nice!! id have to get one of those as well!
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yeah that would be nice!! id have to get one of those as well!

The great thing is we can just use Samsung's Data Migration software to transfer everything over as is.
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Have these things been reliable?

Also has anyone tried this on a 144hz monitor? I am not into AAA titles but i still dabble with the old but gold 90s shooters and stuff from 2004.
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Have these things been reliable?

Also has anyone tried this on a 144hz monitor? I am not into AAA titles but i still dabble with the old but gold 90s shooters and stuff from 2004.

I have been using mine as my work PC, and since I work for myself I play games on it sometimes (just some BFBC2 on low settings). It drives a 4K 60Hz ASUS monitor (made for content creation), and so far I have had no problems whatsoever.
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