Media hub PC

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PostMedia hub PC
by Rocsteady » Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:27 pm

(Also to work on)

My Xbox is really quite bad at playing 4k content and I need a machine for work anyway so thought I could roll both into one.

Budget is a fairly big concern and I'm not able to build one myself anymore as my back is literally broken. What price should I be looking at to play 4k video content and run office software comfortably? I'll need a decent monitor but nothing fancy. Maybe a PC capable of F2P games like Warzone but I'm not looking to push the envelope with gaming.

Any help's appreciated, don't really know where to start nowadays.

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PostRe: Media hub PC
by Rocsteady » Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:30 pm

Is about £600 reasonable? I'd really like to avoid going >800 if possible.

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PostRe: Media hub PC
by Dowbocop » Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:11 pm

Maybe get a NUC? This one apparently does 4k but I don't know about performance (and it's just the first one off Google so don't know about the website either!):
https://droix.co.uk/product/ck2-windows ... lhEALw_wcB

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PostRe: Media hub PC
by That's not a growth » Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:22 pm

I was going to suggest a NUC too, and an i5 should be fine for 4k - but gaming will be very limited.

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PostRe: Media hub PC
by Rocsteady » Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:16 pm

That looks perfect, love the form factor. Cheap too and the site looks reputable - have contacted them to see if they do EU shipping. Thanks!

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PostRe: Media hub PC
by Rocsteady » Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:22 am

Dowbocop wrote:Maybe get a NUC? This one apparently does 4k but I don't know about performance (and it's just the first one off Google so don't know about the website either!):
https://droix.co.uk/product/ck2-windows ... lhEALw_wcB

Just wanted to say a quick thanks for the find. They were out of the i5 version but upgraded me to the AMD (20 quid more on the site) for free. It's running really nicely.

I need to stop ordering from UK sites though - it was a hundred quid for import taxes! Which Droix have said they'll reimburse. I'd seriously recommend them to everyone - they've been super quick at responding to me, and really accommodating with all my needs. Brilliant service.

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PostRe: Media hub PC
by Dowbocop » Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:08 am

Glad to help :)

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PostRe: Media hub PC
by Green Gecko » Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:38 pm

I was going to suggest something like a small form factor PC running Plex or something like a Roku but these tiny NUC PCs seem to have filled a gap that is currently filled by a giant Antec self-build thing that looks like a full size AV receiver running an AMD 64 from 2009 or something :lol:

Then again that machine can run pretty full on (albeit old) games on Steam etc and has a disk drive so it's a bit more versatile than that. I'll probably never get rid of it even if I barely switch it on. :fp:

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