I was waiting to consider an iMac or a Mac mini, but when I saw the Skull Canyon I flipped.
So some questions:
NUC6i7KYK - i7 6770HQ
BUT I STILL HAVE SOME SERIOUS QUESTIONS
While this blasts the iMac out of the water, can the slower CPU still do the work?
A) Can this NUC do Photoshop and video rendering with Blender or Abobe Premier Elements? Or will I be taxing it too much?
B) Has Intel fixed the monitor flicker issues? This is a big issue ... ( CLICK HERE )
C) Can it edit 4K? This is critical.
D) I tend to leave my puter on 24/7 and let it play YouTube all night. Will that burn out the puter?
E) Heat issues. ...?
If I set the
Duty-Inc = (100 - Min-Duty) / (80 - Min-Temp)
(100 - 25)/(75-50) = 75/25 = 3
Where the minimum fan duty is 25% until 50 degree with an increment of 3% per degree afterwards until 75 degrees ....
WILL THAT BE OKAY?! Or will I burn out the nuc because I do not start increasing the min duty until 50 degrees?
F) Where in the bios do I even make this fan setting?
Finally, for those - not the Intel guys - who own this .... HOW LOUD IS THIS NUC?
G) Is it quiet, or does it roar like a Gigabyte Brix jet engine. If it like a Brix, I ain't buying it.
H) Would 2400 RAM help - be faster?' 2800 RAM?
I) Have the driver issues been resolved? Read a lot of threads, and some people had problems with 4K @ 60Hz,
These questions may determine if I go with the Skull Canyon or not.
Formerly, I was thinking of finally changing to Apple, but they insult everyone with soldered RAM and
impossibly difficult to repair computers.
======== BY THE WAY ..... A COMPARISON TO AN Mac mini ================
THE SKULL CANYON LOOKS LIKE A MAC-MINI ON SERIOUS STEROIDS and for far less
money when comparably equipped.
But if the monitor issue is not fixed .... ( CLICK HERE ) .... I will have to wait until the NUC is updated.
However, can it handle video editing without too much heat and without noise?
So here is what I am thinking if I go with the Skull Canyon:
I am thinking about getting a 512 GB and a second 256 GB PCie and adding 32GB to the NUC.
NO RAID. Rather, I want distinct drives.
In theory - just theory - could the smaller storage be made into a Hackintosh area?
If I get this, it would be my main puter ... constantly on for years either streaming, or being used.
I leave my computer on for weeks at a time, mostly streaming YouTube.
So I need to know if this puter can hold up. Would it melt?