Technology >> SteamOS NUC
July 10, 2014
I recently (May) built a small form-factor computer for use as a SteamOS living room gaming console. I wanted to use an Intel NUC because they are slick little devices with enough power to drive most games and capable of running the rest with Steam In-Home Streaming. The small form-factor fits in nicely in the living room and the machine is fairly silent; it cannot be heard if any audio is playing in the room.
This is the rundown of everything I purchased for the build. Additional hardware that I had on hand include a mouse, keyboard, and a wireless XBox 360 controller. I’d like to add a wireless mouse and keyboard combo at some point.
I am currently running the beta SteamOS and everything has worked out fairly well. You know, outside of the normal issues that you encounter with bad linux ports.
|Motherboard/CPU||Intel NUC D54250WYK1 Kit|
|RAM||Crucial 204-Pin DDR3 1600 SO-DIMM Kit|
|SSD||Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SATA III mSATA|
|Wireless||Intel 7260HMW 802.11AC Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth 4.0 Mini PCI Express|
|Cable||Mini HDMI to HDMI Male to Male|