This is just a great computer.
The only gripe I have with it is that you can't use Windows Server 2012 straight out of the box.
Load is usually around 25-35% and the box stays pretty cool, even in my shop without the a/c running during summer (ambient temps get up to 85ºF).Only annoyance I have right now is that the windows experience index will not run, not that this affects the machine at all, just annoying to not see how this thing stacks up to the other pc's I have here.One thing to note, my install of win7 64 has been tweaked quite a bit.
Some 2.5" HDDs (such as the 3TB or 4TB models) are 15mm tall and therefore won't fit in this machine.Now: I decided to buy a NUC for my home theater PC (HTPC) and settled on this unit due to its price (on sale at the time) and its compatibility with Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, which still run Media Center.
I've had it running 24x7 for several weeks with 8 GB of RAM, a 250 GB SSD, a 2 TB HDD (2.5", 7mm height), and a USB-attached tuner box installed, and its performance has been excellent.
Did all the driver and BIOS updates, nothing worked.I need multiple displays for what I use my computer for, and this computer can't do it.
Major regrets buying this awful computer.
Reason for the 1 stars advertises RAM and Hard drive doesn't come with either if it came with both as advertised would of given 5 stars.
Had a spare ssd I used for the drive but have to wait on ram to come in tomorrow to setup the system.
Memory doesn't work.