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    Yep, I had a USFF Dell optiplex 3Ghz core 2 duo with an ancient 80G hdd & 2G RAM running XP. Put a 1 TB hybrid SSHD in and upgraded to 4G RAM, installed windows 8 pro with media centre and it ran like a dream (still does I've given it to some friends). Not as cool as a NUC though
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    Default Re: Intel NUC - PC

    Side question in relation to getting a NUC: Are mSATA SSD drives cheaper then 2.5" SSD drives?

    Also does one hold advantage over besides size?

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    yup

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    Do you have the slot for msata?? Dont you need a interface / slot to put it in?? That'll be one advantage of Msata. It wont take up any room since, it'll be on the mobo itself. MSata is probably similar to M.2 which is smaller in size. And you'll get it on Series 9 motherboards (like ASUS)

    That's what I may use in this system I'm building . Either ssd's or one M.2 ssd hdd and a few normal sdd's. To save space
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    Quote Originally Posted by potz View Post
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    Wrong.
    They're not specifically cheaper. In fact a quick check at PBTech shows that if you're getting a 120GB SSD, you'll save 20% by going a regular SATA SSD.
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    I decided to go with Intel NUC kit D34010WYKH.

    It has 2 SO-DIMM memory slots and takes up to 16Gb of DDR3L memory.

    If i install 4GB RAM, will that be enough for web browsing, youtube video viewing and then streaming 1080P movies to my external TV ?
    Windows 7 64 Bit says minimum requirement is 2GB so I am wondering 4GB will be enough or should I go for 8Gb

    Is there a performance advantage in installing memory in pairs rather then single module i.e Install 2x4GB modules or 1 8GB module ?

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    I would start with 1x4GB module as that will be fine for what you are wanting to do with it.
    You can always had another 4GB or 8GB module later on if you need more.

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    Thanks, I will stick with 4GB for now. One more question as i started shopping for a Mini PCI Express wireless card.

    Theres few Intel ones e.g Intel Centrino Wireless-N 6235 and 7260 models. But theres a number of bad reviews for 6235.

    Does anyone know any other ones or if there is a particular one that is the current "best" Mini PCI Express wireless card on market?

    Cheers

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