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Bjorn
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Are any NUCs fanless?

Are any of the NUCs fanless? If so, which ones?

Interested in a fanless NUC with digital audio output.

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LeonWaksman
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  1. Intel doesn't releases fanless NUCs.
  2. However there are company on the market that have on sale fanless NUCs. For example SimplyNUC: https://simplynuc.co.uk/nuc-products/
  3. Other possibility is to buy NUC board and AKASA case. Then you can build your fanless NUC: http://www.akasa.com.tw/update.php?tpl=product/product.list.tpl&type=Fanless%20Chassis&type_sub=Fanl...

 

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Bjorn
Beginner
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Ok. I've looked at AKASA cases, but couldn't figure out whether they have a toslink output or not.

Bjorn
Beginner
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Found out that SimplyNUC doesn't have Toslink output.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Very true. The models of the NUC that SimplyNUC and the fanless chassis​ vendors support are typically the Mainstream models that sell in higher volumes.

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BBoer1
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BBoer1
Beginner
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Ironically, Intel just announced a new NUC that is fanless -> https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc/kits/nuc8cchkr.html

Bjorn
Beginner
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Doesn't look like it has digital audio output (besides HDMI). Obviously not for audiophiles who desire to use an external DAC.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Chaco Canyon supports add-on adapters and this can be used to add features such as this. GO-RITE has built a number of these adapters (which can be found here: https://www.microsatacables.com/intel-nuc-products/chaco-canyon or here: https://www.gorite.com/intel-nuc-products/chaco-canyon). Now, there doesn't seem to be one that foots the bill just yet. Perhaps you should contact GO-RITE and discuss this with them...

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SChau10
New Contributor II
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The following NUC families have a mini-Toslink jack at the back panel that outputs multi-channel digital audio:

  • NUC7PJYH/NUC7CJYH
  • NUC6CAYH/NUC6CAYS
  • NUC5PPYH/NUC5CPYH

 

Akasa makes fanless Newton cases for these 3 series of NUCs, and I have one each of NUC7PJYH, NUC6CAYS and NUC5PPYH running fanless and headless in their respective Akasa Newton cases, for purposes including NAA (network audio adapter).

 

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