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I love the NUC for its size but I am having to many issues with them to keep buying them for my employee's

So because it is a requirement that work computer are boinc capable I need to come up with a new setup

Looking for a SFF case that is not ugly and can hold at least a 750ti or maybe the new rx 480 if they prove good

Anyone have any suggestions?
post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by BeerCan View Post

I love the NUC for its size but I am having to many issues with them to keep buying them for my employee's

So because it is a requirement that work computer are boinc capable I need to come up with a new setup

Looking for a SFF case that is not ugly and can hold at least a 750ti or maybe the new rx 480 if they prove good

Anyone have any suggestions?

How about T5600/T7600 Dell Precision workstations? You can find complete systems for less than a grand from newegg and a few other places and then just upgrade the processors to the E5-2670's from Ebay

Or get a barebones T5600/T7600 from ebay and Get some of that cheap 1333 ECC memory from amazon with a pair of the E5-2570's from ebay with a 750 ti and a nice little ssd.

Windows 10 pro is free with the Dell workstations, you just have to get a windows 10 pro installation DVD and when you install select activate later. It will magically activate on its on after a few days.

EDIT: Didn't see the SFF smile.gif The T7600 is a big case and is seriously not SFF. The T5600 is smaller, but probably bigger than you are looking for. The pro is that they are pretty good boincers.
Edited by magic8192 - 6/29/16 at 9:40pm
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CaseLabs Bullet series? ^_^ Good/great air cooling capability, looks nice, comes in three different sizes, and if you like purple it has a drop dead gorgeous "berry" colour.
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post #4 of 11
Ever look at these small cubes that shuttle started making like a dozen years ago? They can fit a full length card I believe.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=09Z-01T8-00004

Or mITX is pretty small.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811163231
post #5 of 11
I'm using HP ProDesk 400's and these things are seriously tiny. Definitely no room for a GPU though (but I think they make other chassis that are bigger, same model)



Edited by Finrond - 6/30/16 at 11:25am
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How about this v3 X99 board
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-ASRock-Mini-ITX-PC-Motherboard-X99E-ITX-AC-LGA2011-v3-Intel-X99-DDR4-SATA3-/381362809341?hash=item58cafea9fd:g:FHYAAOSwDNdVzqAj

This case, I have one I did a build for my daughter and she loved it. It has space for a smaller video card and the brushed aluminum is a nice look.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112372
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post #7 of 11
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I had another NUC die on me today madsmiley.png less than 6 months old
Thanks for the suggestions guys, I am going to start looking tonight.

Finrond, I like the look of those. I really like the NUC size for my environment. If I cannot find a small enough case that will hold a gpu I am going to try one of those HP's
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I had another NUC die on me today madsmiley.png less than 6 months old
Thanks for the suggestions guys, I am going to start looking tonight.

Finrond, I like the look of those. I really like the NUC size for my environment. If I cannot find a small enough case that will hold a gpu I am going to try one of those HP's

They weren't too expensive either IIRC (we ordered a bunch of them through my work, so I am sure there was a discount involved).

Looks like the new ones come with an (optional) 6500T. 4c/4t 2.5-3.1ghz. We got ours a year ago and it had the 4590T in it.
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I'm using HP ProDesk 400's and these things are seriously tiny. Definitely no room for a GPU though (but I think they make other chassis that are bigger, same model)



why finrond... what a lovely hand you have there. You could too, be the worlds greatest hand model..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUvgqItrt1c
    
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why finrond... what a lovely hand you have there. You could too, be the worlds greatest hand model..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUvgqItrt1c

HAHAHAHA love that movie.
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