Use a NUC 9 Extreme to Stream from Your PC within a PC

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Intel has debuted it’s newest NUC mini PC line at CES this year. From the NUC 9 Extreme to NUC 10 series they are attracting attention for how much power they pack into such small packages. We reported on the NUC 10 recently here. Do not overlook NUC 9 Extreme either as PCGamesN has reported on an interesting option for users wishing to stream.

  • CPU options: 9th Gen Core i5, i7, i9 Xeon
  • Ram: Up to 64 GB DDR4 2400Mhz or 32 GB DDR4 2600Mhz, 2 x SODIMM Modules
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • Storage: 2x M.2 PCIe x4 NVMe SSD slots
  • Connectivity: i219-LM and i210-AT LAN, WiFi 6, Bluetooth, HDMI 2.0a
  • Ports: 4 x USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 x Thunderbolt 3
  • S/PDIF out via TOSLINK

You can place the compute unit within a PC and attach it to a spare PCIe slot. Then power it thru a standard 8 pin power cable. The unit will not communicate with the external PC but allow you to contain a powerful streaming solution inside the main rig.

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They spoke with Intel Product line manager, Faisal Habib, who stated they’ve actually tried this at Intel and seen it work. He also said they’re using 45w CPU’s overclocked to 65w for these.


Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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