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Recently the wife and I fell in love with streaming Netflix and Hulu using Windows Metro interface. Only thing that bothered us was the size of the sub, speakers, full size pc and the insane amount of wiring behind the TV.
We decided to remove the 5.1 surround sound system and full size gaming PC that was originally connected to the TV, We replaced all of it with an i5 NUC and the TV's speakers (sound oddly good). Really have a simple setup now. Can be completely dismantled in under 1 minute. Only cabling leaving the tv is one power cable and two coax cabling for local channels.

The NUC feels really snappy and goes from cold boot to ready in 5 seconds. Never expected this much punch from a 4 inch PC.. We use an iPad as a remote control for the metro interface in windows. Really works nicely with all the gestures.







Lesson learned:

Test your TV's normal speakers...redface.gif
30 days of continued use (60" TV + NUC) costs less then 5 dollars in electricity bills. thumb.gif
post #872 of 1111
heck yes!! yet another NUC lover here!! i love mine!


question. whats that little silver thing slid into the tv sideways below the NUC??
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Very nice! I've wanted to get a NUC to build a custom case for the hardware ever since they released it...
post #874 of 1111
Another NUC fan here biggrin.gif

They are a great little PC, especially for htpc duties.
post #875 of 1111
If your TV supports it look into a USB CEC adapter.
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post #876 of 1111
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Originally Posted by JambonJovi View Post

Looking back at your pics got me thinking. If you're able to move the hdd slightly
you could add two more 40mm fans to the front left side, right ?
Click! (Click to show)

Also, when you measured the temps, was the case in the same spot as in the next pic?
It does seem a bit tight in there and certainly doesn't help the airflow.
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I reckon that adding a dedicated GPU could be helpful too.
By not using the iGPU you could probably lower the voltage even further to sub 1V, right ?
The Galaxy 750ti or the 750ti Razor would be the ones I'd look at.

Yeah Im probably gonna get the galaxy 750ti :-D.
I can fit 2 more 60mm fans at the front as you pointed out, gonna move a few things around soon.Also Ive decided Im going to delid this sucker some liquid ultra on its way already smile.gif So when I delid Ill move everything I need to. Thanks for your input.. rep+
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Originally Posted by Jimbags View Post

Yeah Im probably gonna get the galaxy 750ti :-D.
I can fit 2 more 60mm fans at the front as you pointed out, gonna move a few things around soon.Also Ive decided Im going to delid this sucker some liquid ultra on its way already smile.gif So when I delid Ill move everything I need to. Thanks for your input.. rep+

60mm. My bad.
Delidding then eh? Good stuff. That will defo improve the temps significantly.
I wonder if I should try it with my QX6700 which does get quite toasty

Thank you muuuch thumb.gif
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Haha I think your chip is soldered like sandybridge... smile.gif
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Haha I think your chip is soldered like sandybridge... smile.gif

Damn... Would've been a fun project. Way to shatter my dreams dude tongue.gif
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