Thank you for the link and suggestion.
In doing some further reading and looking at EPP, it sounds like the memory they suggested wasn't compatible with Broadwell
I've got some more memory on order and will try one of the cables I have currently then report back.
If you put just one module in the bottom slot, the memory from the EPP store will work (sortof - enough to get it up and running and see that it works). I know at least one person that got that memory and he can put either stick in the lower slot and it will work. As soon as both are in, it won't boot. I got BLS2K4G3N169ES4 memory, and it works properly with both modules in.
Andrew, I think it was your post I read about the memory issue and EPP changing the status of the memory they were selling.
I have the memory you linked from Amazon on order this morning
I pulled the top memory out and it boots fine with the HDMI to DVI cable. Now onto the 4 hour Windows install/patch marathon
Quick follow up on this.
The original memory( Crucial ct2kit51264bf160bj) I bought is not compatible with the NUC if both sticks are installed. If only the bottom socket in the NUC is filled, the NUC will work fine.
I purchased the memory Andrew_intel mentioned just above and it works perfectly now.