You just need a SSD (mSATA or m.2 (new models only)), RAM with a specific voltage and an OS.
This is what I got for my i5 NUC in december:
Thanks for the reply. What would be the difference between the NUC5i5RYH and NUC5i5RYK? Just the ability to add a 2.5 inch drive right?
If I got the NUC5i5RYK when released I was thinking about getting the crucial RAM and then a kingston http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A35X6GM?tag=wwwkingstonco-20 would that fit? the products under the compatible list I couldnt not find at all for some reason.
Im not quite sure which drive would be best for me at all either..
EDIT: I just found the M.2 drive that I wanted from kingston actually Amazon.com: Kingston Digital 120GB SSDNow M.2 SATA (6Gbps) Compact Form Factor SSD (SM2280S3/120G): Computers & Accessor…
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Just get the driver bundle from here Intel® Download Center, and install all the stuff after you install your windows OS.
You can optionally install a BIOS update, but remember that: If it isn't broken, don't fix it.
Yeah you either get the driver bundle if you want the latest bundle or get them separately if you want the absolute newest drivers one each device.
I just got the 2.5 slot 5th Gen Core i3 edition and they also include a WiFi module soldered right on the board.
I decided to not get a m.2 drive and instead a crucial Mx100 256GB drive instead because it is a lot more affordable.
I highly recommend getting the edition with a 2.5 slot with it, the size is still super small and the drive isn't getting hot temp at 40 degrees Celsius
Some general tips is that you should access the bios and change the fan control to let it be able to cool your box passively when not much is going on.
I put mine on 18% and it is running on around 1500-1800RPM which basically is silent.
Another tip for anyone not having a USB keyboard is that in order to get into the bios yo have only one option as far as I know - this only works in 8 and up
1. Open the charms bar
2. Click on Change PC settings
3. Enter the update and recovery option
4. Click on recovery
5. Click on restart now under advanced startup. Your computer will restart unto a different mode
6. Click on troubleshoot
7. Click on advanced options
8. Final click is UEFI firmware options
9. Tinker with your bios as you wish.
Not many knows that you can accees the bios from here so feel free to spread the tutorial if someone is having problems.
Thanks everyone for your help...
Hoxona, so youre saying get the 2.5 to help with keeping everything at a better temp? Im not doing anything crazy with this machine, just day to day work for a price thats a lot cheaper then most PCs.
The heaviest work on it would be downloading and uploading pictures/videos to my NAS. I could probably get away with buying the i3 version like you did but I dont wanna chance something coming up in the future that puts stress on the machine.
The point I was making is that m.2 ssd cost a lot more for basically a little boost in performance which is seriously not needed one a device like this. SSDs are already really fast and I dont see the point with a 10-20% boost in r/w.
The 2.5 slot edition is slighty bigger with more room in it and I would suspect that having a ssd in that slot and not an old style hdd would generally make this option the cheaper and the more cooled down one.
Mine is practically running on 2-3% cpu (watching Netflix full HD/5.1) and its silent and cooled down
For pricing differences a normal 2.5 ssd in Sweden cost me around 50$ cheaper than a sata M.2. A m.2 pci edition with performance like my ssd cost around 100-150$ more so there is a clear difference.