Amazon.com: Intel NUC NUC8i7BEH Mini PC/HTPC, Intel Quad-Core i7-8559U 2.7GHz, 8GB DDR4, 240GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro, WiFi, Bluetooth, 4k Support, Dual Monitor Capable (i7 NUC Tall 8GB RAM + 240GB SSD): Computers & Accessories
Is this worth the $100 or is it a waste of $$$??
I want to run a hyper visor on this so I can do HA and Windows/linux at the same time.
Is the I7 overkill ? Both are quad cores.
Hey, depends on what you want to run on it.
I have NUC8i3 and it’s way overkill for HA.
I’ve been dithering for too long, it is time to take action!
I want a NUC but the choice is a little overwhelming. What aspects of the hardware are likely to have the most impact on HA?
Memory (amount and type)
Number of cores
… anything else?
Alternatively what model do you have and do you have any real-world experience you can offer?
HA start up speed
… anything else?
I’ve been playing around with the ras pi for a bit. I’m not having any issues with it but I would like to upgrade it to a NUC. I’ve read that the NUC is a little faster .
Any recommendations on a NUC that isn’t too expensive but one that I would see a significant speed increase?
The short story is my PI was damaged last weekend and I have a new one on the way that will be here tonight or tomorrow. But I know that is a short term solution and want something like a NUC.
Those of you who have done this already- Did you go with a low end cpu ie (J3455) to run just
hass.io or did you go with something more $$$ with an I5 and run everything under a vm (like esxi?)
Just spend a ton on the house and could go low end now or wait a bit and go with I5 or the like. If you are ru…
I used an HP Z220S with an I5 CPU, fast and inexpensive on eBay. Works great!
Both are massive overkill just for HA. I use a much cheaper XCY mini pc with an i7-4610Y processor (passmark about 3-4 times slower than your selected CPUs) and it barely gets above idle (3%).
If you can find one cheap, buy a used Hades Canyon… Then you can run HA on the host (or
hass.io in docker on the host) and still have a wicked desktop (Windows or hackintosh) with decent video acceleration.
You can check out this guy’s crazy video to see the sort of stuff possible
The intel NUC’s are a bit overpriced IMHO and the CPU is soldered in preventing future upgrades (they include a Win10 license which adds to the price). I decided to go with an ASRock Deskmini 310 instead and then add the CPU and other components of my choice.