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    ASRock Beebox goes beyond recommended Intel standards

    Taiwanese firm boasts it makes "the best NUC out there".
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    Re: ASRock Beebox goes beyond recommended Intel standards

    So hang on, is the standard spec single-channel only? Or is this a totally spurious comparison??

    Potential marketing spin aside, the design looks decent (not the gold one) and it's good to see USB-C continuing to gain momentum.
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    Re: ASRock Beebox goes beyond recommended Intel standards

    Love the editing at 1:57!

    Looks alright, but it'll be the price that's the deciding factor when it comes to systems like this

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    Re: ASRock Beebox goes beyond recommended Intel standards

    Wait for the review but I have a simple view - if it has a fan then it is not suitable as an HTPC

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    Re: ASRock Beebox goes beyond recommended Intel standards

    Quote Originally Posted by cjs150 View Post
    Wait for the review but I have a simple view - if it has a fan then it is not suitable as an HTPC
    That I disagree with.

    If its a quiet as the active fan in the NUCS used on some of the intel models then they are extremely quiet and even under a severe load on my unit at work, the unit is inaudible

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    Re: ASRock Beebox goes beyond recommended Intel standards

    Quote Originally Posted by cjs150 View Post
    Wait for the review but I have a simple view - if it has a fan then it is not suitable as an HTPC
    Just because it has a fan, doesn't mean it is noisy or even audible.

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    Re: ASRock Beebox goes beyond recommended Intel standards

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cjs150 View Post
    Wait for the review but I have a simple view - if it has a fan then it is not suitable as an HTPC
    That I disagree with.

    If its a quiet as the active fan in the NUCS used on some of the intel models then they are extremely quiet and even under a severe load on my unit at work, the unit is inaudible
    True, but the Akasa fanless cases do make amazing HTPC's, built one myself last year and still amazed at how well it performs.

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    Re: ASRock Beebox goes beyond recommended Intel standards

    The picture looks like 3x iMacs are the monitors... couldn't they find something a little less like the competition but still "sexy" for the shots!

    The gold is awful but otherwise a nice looking box, it's a shame everyone can't manage dual channel RAM, even if 2 slots are there too many manufacturers just stick one DIMM in. I have a Dell laptop in front of me with just that issue. Probably because it's cheaper bulk buy 8GB modules, have 1 in the base model, 2 in the upgraded model... cost shavings.

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    Re: ASRock Beebox goes beyond recommended Intel standards

    Lee: If its a quiet as the active fan in the NUCS used on some of the intel models

    I think we can agree to disagree, I have a NUC, the fan was clearly audible in the quiet parts of movies, like mjgr33n I put the NUC in a fanless case (tranquil) and it is pretty close to perfect as an HTPC - (at least until w10 drops windows media centre)

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    Re: ASRock Beebox goes beyond recommended Intel standards

    Whatever it can or cant do it doesn't escape the fact its extremely ugly!
    When will PC based manufacturers learn when it comes to aesthetics.

    It looks like somebodies little keep safe tin from the 1950s

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    Re: ASRock Beebox goes beyond recommended Intel standards

    The video comparison is bunk. See how the video he points to running from the BeeBox has a reflection in the table? See how the other video doesn't?

    Vampire videos are also known as added in post.

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    Re: ASRock Beebox goes beyond recommended Intel standards

    Its great that we've hit the era of these little boxes can have more than 2gb of ram.
    Still although this is a feature rich little box, its probably worth waiting until china get their hands on Atom x7, before things really kick off.

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