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    • Intel is pushing hard into a tiny modular PC gaming market with its new Ghost Canyon NUC PC. The barebones system costs between $1,050 - $1,700 and still require buying a GPU, storage, and memory. Fully built, it could cost between $1,500 - $3,000 for a decent gaming setup:

      Razer Tomahawk is also based on this architecture and starting at $2,000 for a full build. But it is twice as big (10 liters in volume vs. 5 liters) when compared to Intel's Ghost Canyon.

      Finally, Cooler Master is sandwiching their $200 case in between Intel and Razer. Their enclosure is 7.5 liter.

      Since the NUC product line targets gamers, I'm wondering what problem does it solve to demand a high price for a small size?

    • I solves one problem that is created when young people can only increasingly afford smaller and smaller places to live: a lack of space to put their stuff.

    • I have a Coffee Lake i3 NUC at home, as a HTPC / Plex server, they go for less than $300 (without RAM and disks). It enabled me to move the disks into a NAS box, and replace a big tower PC with a 4x4x2 inch cube that is pretty much invisible. Not exactly a gaming rig (that's what PS4 is for), but it can play 4k HDR movies, which is the most that I ask of it.

      Ghost Lake one is a much bigger device, and it kinda defeats the purpose of a NUC - they're supposed to be tiny, and this most definitely isn't (it's about as large as a PS4). And if you're about the shell out that much money for a gaming rig, building your own will get you a much beefier machine for the same price.