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The Smallest NO COMPROMISES Gaming PC - Intel Dragon Canyon NUC

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Intel’s NUC’s are getting good – but at what cost? We’re taking a deep dive into the 12th Gen NUC Extreme to find out.

Buy an Intel Dragon Canyon NUC 12: https://geni.us/IOb8

Buy an RTX 3080 Ti: https://geni.us/h4RQnR

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After such a CHONKY announcement from Apple yesterday, good to see Intel is showing them how small a professional PC can really be.

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I was looking for this this morning after I saw the short

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27 minutes ago, sturmen said:

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After such a CHONKY announcement from Apple yesterday, good to see Intel is showing them how small a professional PC can really be.

It's sarcasm right?

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The video didn't answer the most important question: how small is it? And I wouldn't call not being able to run a 12900K and large GPUs "no compromises", those are some pretty major compromises compared to other SFF cases.

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9 minutes ago, Alvin853 said:

The video didn't answer the most important question: how small is it? And I wouldn't call not being able to run a 12900K and large GPUs "no compromises", those are some pretty major compromises compared to other SFF cases.

It's 8L in volume, and for something with 10gig, a full size GPU and a desktop CPU socket with pretty darn good cooling I think that's the best you can find out there - drop links if you think otherwise. 

The 8L is also the joke involving the two 4L jugs of milk but Alex decided to change the line I had written in the moment, killing the shot 😕 

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Loud, expensive and cant fit a 3090/6900xt. Id say plenty of compromises for the small size.

 

And apparently that 12900K is slower than 12700f.

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11 minutes ago, ColinLTT said:

It's 8L in volume, and for something with 10gig, a full size GPU and a desktop CPU socket with pretty darn good cooling I think that's the best you can find out there - drop links if you think otherwise. 

The 8L is also the joke involving the two 4L jugs of milk but Alex decided to change the line I had written in the moment, killing the shot 😕 

Okay 8L is really small, and the 10GbE makes it stand out. I don't think there are any consumer/DIY ITX-mainboards with 10GbE support available right now, and obviously an add-in card is not an option. As far as smallest case that fits pretty much any consumer hardware configuration, the Lian Li x Dan A4-H2O would probably be the closest match, though slightly bigger at around 11L.

 

Did LMG get one of the new Corsair ONE with 12900K? I don't know if you're allowed to compare different sponsored products to each other, but some sort of "small PC shootout" would be fun to see, Intel NUC vs Corsair ONE vs custom build.

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11 minutes ago, Alvin853 said:

Okay 8L is really small, and the 10GbE makes it stand out. I don't think there are any consumer/DIY ITX-mainboards with 10GbE support available right now, and obviously an add-in card is not an option. As far as smallest case that fits pretty much any consumer hardware configuration, the Lian Li x Dan A4-H2O would probably be the closest match, though slightly bigger at around 11L.

 

Did LMG get one of the new Corsair ONE with 12900K? I don't know if you're allowed to compare different sponsored products to each other, but some sort of "small PC shootout" would be fun to see, Intel NUC vs Corsair ONE vs custom build.

This was not a sponsored video - there was no sponsor callout. 

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1 hour ago, jaslion said:

It's sarcasm right?

My post was sarcastic, but that screengrab was very real. @GabenJr called the 3.6L Mac Studio (which includes 10 GbE as well as allegedly RTX 3090-level horsepower) chonky.

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1 minute ago, sturmen said:

My post was sarcastic, but that screengrab was very real. @GabenJr called the 3.6L Mac Studio (which includes 10 GbE as well as allegedly RTX 3090-level horsepower) chonky.

Oh ok thought it was a edit by you and I was like the fuck. That thing is tiny :p.

 

I doubt the claims (i mean they compared to a power limited 12900k and such) but I'm looking forward to see.

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Seems like a decent computer to say the least. Compact and seems to have a fair few good features. The on board 10 Gb/s Ethernet is nice to see.

If the front had a USB 3 though... That would be nice. Don't know how often I end up using a USB 3 thumb drive to move files, but it isn't that seldom and the front USB is best for this plug and play feature.

 

One could perhaps also ask why they didn't just make the whole card 1 slot thicker to squeeze out a bit more cooling out of it, after all, the air guide and lack of a PCIe connector pretty much makes it free real estate.

 

(Though, I think the term "dragon" is overused in marketing to make things cooler than what they in fact are... It is like naming something "Gaming".)

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2 hours ago, jaslion said:

Oh ok thought it was a edit by you and I was like the fuck. That thing is tiny :p.

 

I doubt the claims (i mean they compared to a power limited 12900k and such) but I'm looking forward to see.

It's half the size of the NUC which is why I was so perplexed LTT called it chonky.

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Hey, I am also facing the same Intel xtu issue in windows 11, any solution for that?

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Lol that thermal paste application ruined the benchmarks. @ColinLTTI blame you Colin.

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I've been noticing more "aside" captions at the bottom of the videos, but they often clash with closed captions (often easier for me to listen to something if I have captions to read along with it). Just thought it's worth pointing out.

 

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$1600 for a case that only comes with a cpu, a motherboard, and a psu?

 

Hard pass...

 

Wait, I changed my mind. Just pass.

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Very interesting that Intel used an aquantia 10Gbe chipset and not an Intel X550

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I too am interested in a comparison between this and the Corsair One with the same Intel CPU!

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