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I just bought a NUC
« on: March 10, 2016, 08:37:19 PM »
So I just bought an Intel NUC. I got the Skylake i5 6th gen one.



It is going to be my casual PC. I'll use it for interacting with you guys, browsing the net, watching youtube and naked ladies, playing the odd game ... I rarely play games but I have Kerbal and I might get Football Manager 2016.

I got the following specs

Windows 10 Pro (thank you work)
6th Gen NUC Core i5-6260U, NUC6i5SYK (M.2 drive only) 
DDR4 SODIMM 8GB (2x4GB) 1.2V 2133MHz Memory 
Samsung SM951 128GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD


Full gubbings listed here

I'm going to need a name for it. I wanted one for a while but the graphics cards in them always sucked. The skylake one has ok graphics ... a huge leap from the 5th gen ones anyway. It should be with me in the next few days. :)
« Last Edit: March 10, 2016, 08:39:40 PM by Dr David Thork »

Re: I just bought a NUC
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2016, 09:19:43 PM »
Name it Bilbo: Because it's so small, no one notices or cares about it.

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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2016, 09:38:04 PM »
Name it Muh Dick: Because it's so small, no one notices or cares about it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2016, 02:33:44 AM »
Name it My sex life: Because it's so small, no one notices or cares about it.
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Re: I just bought a NUC
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2016, 03:43:07 AM »
Name it Donald Trump's integrity: Because it's so small, no one notices or cares about it.
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Re: I just bought a NUC
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2016, 03:48:45 AM »
Name it Denmark because it's so small and no one cares about it.

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Re: I just bought a NUC
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2016, 01:29:36 PM »
My last mini PC was called Nibbler because it was small and black. I almost called it Gary Coleman.


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Re: I just bought a NUC
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2016, 09:35:43 PM »
How much did it cost?

Also, something something small penis jokes.
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Re: I just bought a NUC
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2016, 11:55:12 PM »
£417.

I bought through work so the VAT can be offset + I can use a work Windows 10 license. Should arrive tomorrow.

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Re: I just bought a NUC
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2016, 01:16:07 AM »
I can use a work Windows 10 license.

You can, but why would you want to? I wouldn't even take Windows for free.
when you try to mock anyone while also running the flat earth society. Lol

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Re: I just bought a NUC
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2016, 08:24:36 AM »
I can use a work Windows 10 license.

You can, but why would you want to?
Because I can't be fucked to learn Open BSD?

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Re: I just bought a NUC
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2016, 09:22:45 AM »
Because I can't be fucked to learn Open BSD?

Make it a Hackintosh then. Still a step up from Windows.
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Re: I just bought a NUC
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2016, 09:48:00 AM »
Make it a Hackintosh then
You disgust me.
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Re: I just bought a NUC
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2016, 10:11:20 AM »
I will detail the reasons why I won't use a Hackintosh below. Many years ago I was



Sorry, as I was saying, many years ago



many years ago



fuc



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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2016, 12:56:54 PM »
Many years ago, a color wheel on a Mac would have been a BSOD on Windows.
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Re: I just bought a NUC
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2016, 01:21:49 PM »


OS X is based on BSD UNIX and Mach. It is built upon the shoulders of the same giants that enabled and inspired OpenBSD (and the various other *BSDs), Linux (and by extension Android) and the GNU project (which gave our industry a standard compiler toolchain) to achieve greatness. In turn, it produced innovations such as Clang and LLVM (which are rapidly supplanting gcc as a superior industry-standard C toolchain), WebKit (which makes Google Chrome tick) and iOS (which paved the way for smartphones as we know them).

Windows is a product of an anticompetitive business strategy to specifically make it as hard as possible for anyone else to compete in the market, regardless of the technical merits of their product. It stands on the shoulders of bullies, not giants. It was based on DOS, which took to most features of UNIX by either ignoring them or poorly reinventing them, until Microsoft realised how crap their system was and reinvented everything yet again, leaving themselves no time to innovate. With their recent change of leadership and changing winds in the market, they are now trying to backpedal and cooperate with other projects more, but it's too little too late.

They both suck, but I know which one I'd be running if I had to pick.
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Re: I just bought a NUC
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2016, 05:07:33 PM »
Me too. I'd be running the one that I can play the majority of PC games on.
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Re: I just bought a NUC
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2016, 07:32:44 PM »
Poastin from mah NUC. 8)

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Re: I just bought a NUC
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2016, 02:33:49 AM »
I almost called it Gary Coleman.

Why, because it was small and nobody cared about it?
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Re: I just bought a NUC
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2016, 02:40:07 AM »
because it was small and black
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