I'd like a fanless/zero noise "mini" pc to be used as a home workstation (virtualization,
sw development, video, graphics etc.) with possibility of using it with two monitors.
After digging around on the web, I've identified the following possible solutions (in increasing order
(a)Taking an Intel 5G nuc eg. NUC5i5RYB (i5 5250U) 15W + Newton-S-RY-i5 case and making it fanless
(b)Something similar on ebay/amazon (with OEM boards) 15W i3-5010U -> i7 5500U
(c)Asus H170i/H170i-pro/Z170i + quad core i5 6500T/ i7 6700T 35W + Impactics C3LH case
( (a) and (c) are basically solutions which I found on the atlastsolutions webpage)
I don't have any experience using pcs of (a) and (c) class to know exactly
how much better one is over the other and whether I would need the higher performance (I usually
overdo it with getting better components
), nor do I have experience
with the OEM mother boards on ebay - so would appreciate any suggestions
on what would be good enough for my requirements. I see that the 7th gen nucs
are coming out with even more 4k features and optane technology , so not sure
if it's worth buying high performance now.