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      I am really stuck on getting Small Form factor.

       

      However, I have analysis paralysis.  

       

      Stuck between a Skull Canyon nuc6i7KYK 

      Intel's Skull Canyon NUC - A Compact Powerhouse? - YouTube

       

      or this rig

       

      As Rock 110 mini-STX

      The BEST Small Computer? Meet The Asrock DeskMini 110 - YouTube

       

      Differences:

       

      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

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      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.,

       

      Suggestions!!!!

       

      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).

       

      Your thoughts.


      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.