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For memory RAM, I recommend the ones tested with this unit, you can check them at the following link:
System Memory for Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK
You can see the memory requirements at that link.
For SSD, m.2 SSD and more tested peripherals you can see it here:
Tested Peripherals for Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK
You can see at that link the SD Cards tested as well.
This unit has Dual M.2 slots with PCIe x4 lanes which are very fast.
It depends on the game you are playing but I would prefer the USB 3.0.
Intel® is not planning to make any external GPU chassis.
I hope this can help you.
I've got these items on order for my Skull Canyon (which I hope Newegg has me on the first batch):
The Crucial is not on their list, but I will see how that goes. It's my data disk, so I'm not too worried about it. The other two items is right from their list.
Hi, thank you very much Ivan (from Intel)
That's exactly what I needed, you might advise intel to make these spec sheets more visible on the product page
I have been many times on intel site and many many other (few) reviews of "Intel Skull Canyon" and I missed that...
(certainly I am no expert nor no noob..)
Keep up the great pace
Hope this too will help and feed the hunger of many information hunters about this topic
Your choice too is great;
and me too I am buying from newegg and hoping to be among the first batch...
Though I will need to wait 2 more weeks to get my items.. because I am from a so cold "Paradise Island" (Mauritius..)
I advise considering to buy a RAM with more frequency,
My personal choice is 16GB (2x8GB for dual channel) of G.Skills Memory at DDR4 @ 2800MH (a few 10-20 bucks more) but for 2-3 years usage...
Hyper X has up to 2666MH
For SSD I am going for the Samsung 950Pro @ 256Gb for the NVMe features (x3-x4 more read/write speed as old SSD)
I am only considering one SSD for the moment as I need to consider buying a new monitor and I already have external 2TB usb 3.0
Also I am seeing that some people are using SD/MicroSD or Usb 3.0/3.1 Flash drive for additional+reliable(lifetime warranty)+ storage (slow as compared to ssd)
For the GPU I am waiting www.simplynuc.com are working on selling external GPU chasis but I hope in the next 2-3 months it will be ok and not throat cutting...
Keep it up, hoping it will be "kick-***" as it sound
By the way, keep an eye here: Drivers & Software
Looks like there is already a BIOS update after the initial product BIOS release. Release notes are very informative. Among the many are "Fixed Visual BIOS not show the information about the SAMSUNG V950 SSD".