Summary: i got this with the sole purpose to run in spare bed room on the tv there, only used once in awhile. so i got to wondering how well it would run wow. on timeless isle at 4:30 pm on a monday. this nuc after some tweeks ran @22 frames a sec. this is playable to me not much hreky jerking colors slightly washed out. tv is a 42 lg. over all a nice surprise being it was out of the purchasing criteria. netflix being the objective which it does well. JH ps.
Summary: Easy to assemble, but does not include power cable. I used some spare parts for the components. Quiet system with the fan, can also run dead silent with a passive heatsink/case (I upgraded it to a Silverstone) For basic computing or a HTPC, this is a sweet little box. You can also use it as a Hackintosh or with XBMC.
Summary: I'm running mint, and XBMC. My only complaint is it has a fan (which I missed when reading about it). There are other boxes with huge heat sinks, they should be quiter. The good news is the fan only runs when it needs to cool...
Summary: I bought this tiny PC to use as a HD home theater PC (DVR). Initially, I tried it with just a small USB thumb drive running OpenElec XBMC. It worked great the first time out, but I wasn't happy with the TV recording integration -- even with a compatible MediaPortal back-end. I added the 64GB mSATA Lite On Plextor M5M PX-64M5M 64GB mSATA Solid State Drive and installed Windows7 with Windows Media Center.
Summary: I just received my unit this afternoon. I also got a Crucial m4 SSD (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0082PVK8Q) to install an XBMC system onto. I was torn between installing OpenElec, XBMCbuntu, or doing a minimal Ubuntu Server install and installing XBMC from there. I tried the Ubuntu server first. It booted from my flash drive and installed just fine. Then I went to reboot into the new OS on my SSD. No boot media found.
Summary: Review of Intel NUC Model DCCP847DYE I thought I would post a review of this unit that might help someone else in their selection. My intended use for this device was to attempt to use it as either a Ubuntu linux based XBMC box or as a Windows 7 Media Center if it has the juice to make it. I read numerous reviews, most were positive with respect to the box making it as a media center but there were a few that said "no way".
Summary: This computer includes a third-generation, Intel Celeron processor and a motherboard running Intel's visual BIOS. It also includes 3 USB 2.0 ports, an ethernet port and an external power supply. What it does not include is the following: * Storage: You need an msata solid state drive. These typically cost $1 per gigabyte. * Memory: You need notebook memory modules. You can have up to two of these in your build. Make sure they are of the same make and model.