I am really stuck on getting Small Form factor.
However, I have analysis paralysis.
Stuck between a Skull Canyon nuc6i7KYK
or this rig
As Rock 110 mini-STX
Skull Canyon has i7-6770-HQ - older,slower CPU speed (2.6 - 3.5) - better iGPU - Iris Pro 580
AsRock I would load with an i7-7700 - newer, Faster CPU (3.6 - 4.2) , slower iGPU - HD 630
I want this for portable WQHD video editing with either Premiere Elements or KdenLive
Not 4K editting.
There would be some effects. KDENLive or Premiere Elements.
The AsRock I would load with this:
1) i7-7700 - $315
2) 256 m.2 nmve pcie boot drive $100
3) 512GB 2.5 HDD $50
4) (2x8) Gskills Ripjaws $110
5) AsRock Mini-STX case $140
Total around: ~ $715) Give or take
But the Skull Canyon is around $1000 or more to comparably loaded.
Plus, after a year, the SKULL CANYON has reports of loud fan noise among some. NOT reparable.
Problem: I only need 256GB m.2 for the boot drive. Storage can be on an HDD. Skull Canyon does not allow that,
without an external drive
An i7-7700 has far more CPU power than the i7-6770HQ. But which is better for video editing.
I will not be overclocking.
So here is the issue: In both cases, I would be using an INTEL product, but which is better
for WQHD video editting (2560 x 1440)
I would be using with Premiere Element or KDENlive.
I like small form factors. I would be doing a 10 minute video per day.
Yes, I could build something myself, but by the time you are through, it is almost as much as buying one.
The closest pre-made would be an HP Z2 G3 mini, maxed out at arount $1900 but it would have
a Quadro K620 Graphics Card. Again, not spectacular.,
I know this is not ideal. None of these have Graphics cards (Well the HP Z2 G3 Mini has a graphics card,
but incredibly weak).
Considering YT video production.
Finally, will be considering dual boot with Linux, and a VM.
Is 16GB enough, or should I go to 32GB.
Right now, I have 10GB on an older AMD and I cannot run VM at all.