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Technology >> SteamOS NUC

July 10, 2014

PARTS
parts

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.

http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/buildyourown

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
EXTERNAL SHOT OF THE NUC
external shot of the NUC
TOP VIEW OF THE NUC, WI-FI CARD, MSATA DRIVE
top view of the NUC, wi-fi card, mSATA drive
INSIDE THE NUC
inside the NUC
WI-FI CARD INSTALLED
wi-fi card installed
MSATA DRIVE INSTALLED
mSATA drive installed
RAM INSTALLED
RAM installed