LambdaTek - INTEL BOXDC3217BY Barebone Mini NUC PC £127.90 delivered
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LambdaTek - INTEL BOXDC3217BY Barebone Mini NUC PC £127.90 delivered

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Found 28th Feb 2014
Slightly more than the Pixmania deal I posted for the same item, but a lot of folk put off by Pixmania's poor reputation. LambdaTek on the other hand have a good rep so this might appeal more even though its an extra £3.

Before anyone asks - yes you need to buy a cloverleaf power chord mSSD, RAM and either a wifi card or a USB LAN adapter. Therefore A minimum of an extra £50 to get you up and running (if you're prepared to shop on ebay)

On the other hand this handles windows fine and xbmc runs really well. I have one of these and its superb.

This is the 3rd gen NUC. 4th gen now available (see my other posts), hence the great price for this Ivybridge model. Was the least popular of the 3rd gen models due to the odd addition of a thunderbolt connection and no ethernet port, but that's why there spare stock now getting sold on cheap!

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Great find, thanks. It's also hackintosh compatible for anyone considering it.

Cheers Just ordered one. \have the ram and hard drive fir it as well.. Going to use this as a Linux machine...

Amazing. Especially if you have some spare parts. Hackintosh compatibility is nice
I have a spare small SSD around but not an mSata. I take it standard SATA is not an option.

Also anyone know if with the right wireless card, can it do WiDi?

Original Poster

Don't know about widi, but yes it has to be mSATA

For anyone interested in doing it....

tonymacx86.com/use…tml

Gives a pretty decent guide of hackintosh.

I want one - resist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Original Poster

By the way if anyone is finding XBMC Frodo isn't playing HD sound on this I've tried one of the Gotham nightly builds and the issue is resolved so either update to a nightly yourself or wait for Gotham to arrive

Bourne9482

For anyone interested in doing … For anyone interested in doing it....http://www.tonymacx86.com/user-builds/86370-success-syngatesfan200s-intel-nuc-dc3217by-thunderbolt-edition-non-thunderbolt-edition.htmlGives a pretty decent guide of hackintosh.



Will this work with Mavericks, or does it have to be the version of OSX he stipulates.

Should work fine afaik, mine is due to be delivered today or tomorrow and planning on using mavericks so will confirm.

The box plays the Intel tune when you open it

DDR3 SODIMM 4GB Ram is cheap on ebay (about £15 from people upgrading macbooks).

No ethernet, Apples thunderbolt to ethernet dongles are £25 everywhere and also work in windows/linux/openelec as far as I know. Or USB dongles are about £15 (e.g. amazon).

Comes with a VESA mount for mounting to 75 and 100mm VESA mount TV's.

You need to order a 'clover leaf' power cable, It comes with the brick but not the cable.

You don't have to buy an mSata, it will boot from USB.

These seem to sell out quickly and since its the old model I don't know if they'll come back into stock so if you want one I'd buy now!
Edited by: "jacksonliam" 3rd Mar 2014

I have this for an openelec xbmc box and I'd personally recommend coughing up the extra for model with LAN and 2 x hdmi.

jasonchilton16

I have this for an openelec xbmc box and I'd personally recommend … I have this for an openelec xbmc box and I'd personally recommend coughing up the extra for model with LAN and 2 x hdmi.


I doubt you can get one for 152 quid (127 for this plus 25 quid for the apple thunderbolt to ethernet).

jasonchilton16

I have this for an openelec xbmc box and I'd personally recommend … I have this for an openelec xbmc box and I'd personally recommend coughing up the extra for model with LAN and 2 x hdmi.



I can't find a 'deal' for it on here. Do you mean at full price?

Isn't the one I posted on your other thread exactly the same and cheaper?

The Intel DN2820FYK is an even cheaper option, less than £100, and already includes the wi-fi and bluetooth card, uses a 4th Gen BayTrail processor and takes a standard 2.5" disk. Getting one for a Plex Server.

Nice, might try the hackintosh......heat! It says integrated graphics are they HD 3000/4000?
Edited by: "Maskarova" 3rd Mar 2014

stuartmc

The Intel DN2820FYK is an even cheaper option, less than £100, and … The Intel DN2820FYK is an even cheaper option, less than £100, and already includes the wi-fi and bluetooth card, uses a 4th Gen BayTrail processor and takes a standard 2.5" disk. Getting one for a Plex Server.



OOS until 25/3/14

Maskarova

Nice, might try the hackintosh......heat! It says integrated graphics are … Nice, might try the hackintosh......heat! It says integrated graphics are they HD 3000/4000?



HD 4000 see detailed specs of the CPU here, which has inbuilt HD 4000 graphics >

ark.intel.com/pro…GHz

The CPU is not that fast in relative terms, I have a Q6600 from 7 years ago in my desktop and it's faster than this CPU, however this is dual core and that is quad core. The computing power from this CPU is around 2007 levels I would say.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 3rd Mar 2014

Mine arrived today however neighbour signed for it and isnt in so cant get it!

wifi / bluetooth card through aswell, £7.95 off ebay, clover lead and 64Gb HDD due tomorrow and I have some ram from changing in MBP. So total spend was £167 and it should run on geekbench around the 4000 mark which is pretty decent for its size.

Very happy with Lambdatek and thanks again to OP for a good find.

Very interesting. I have been thinking of getting rid of my atv2 as I only use it for xbmc anyway. And it's starting to get a bit slow.

I have my files stores on a hp micro server streamed wirelessly, could I just pop in a cloverleaf power chord mSSD, RAM and a wifi card? Install xbmc and off I go.

Would hope this would be a bit more reliable thank a android box
Edited by: "lidds" 3rd Mar 2014

stuartmc

The Intel DN2820FYK is an even cheaper option, less than £100, and … The Intel DN2820FYK is an even cheaper option, less than £100, and already includes the wi-fi and bluetooth card, uses a 4th Gen BayTrail processor and takes a standard 2.5" disk. Getting one for a Plex Server.


But the CPU performance is a bit worse, won't play full 3D, uses more pricey DDR3L RAM, only has one RAM slot and is physically bigger. It does have built in Ethernet though.

If you want to store your media on your HTPC and don't plan on having more than 1TB of media and don't want 3D then slapping a 2.5" HDD in the DN2820FYK is probably the best choice. Otherwise this is probably a better bet, giving a more capable CPU for not too much more cash. About £30 more in total once you've bought the needed components for both.

lidds

Very interesting. I have been thinking of getting rid of my atv2 as I … Very interesting. I have been thinking of getting rid of my atv2 as I only use it for xbmc anyway. And it's starting to get a bit slow. I have my files stores on a hp micro server streamed wirelessly, could I just pop in a cloverleaf power chord mSSD, RAM and a wifi card? Install xbmc and off I go.Would hope this would be a bit more reliable thank a android box


Yep!
Edited by: "jacksonliam" 3rd Mar 2014

been looking for a cheapo one of these for ages... not bothered that it looks **** in red. ordered.

OK - maybe I am going to give in and click buy - mainly for the Hackintosh capability

have some suitable RAM and WiFi half height mPCiE card

but can someone link me to a suitable mSSD device - check eBay and tried a quick google search but non the wiser

cheers

EliTom

to much kit at the present, or I would snap a couple of these up at that price. also had good dealings with kic

no ethernet port..could have been good

elitom

OK - maybe I am going to give in and click buy - mainly for the … OK - maybe I am going to give in and click buy - mainly for the Hackintosh capabilityhave some suitable RAM and WiFi half height mPCiE cardbut can someone link me to a suitable mSSD device - check eBay and tried a quick google search but non the wisercheersEliTom



ebay.co.uk/sch…s=1

Any one should work is my understanding. I went with 64gb purely as it was £30 and in the UK, think 32GB would probably be enough to run an OS and media server though.

Isn't there a similar AMD type just out with discrete GPU? Sure I came across it, any help appreciated

Maskarova

Isn't there a similar AMD type just out with discrete GPU? Sure I came … Isn't there a similar AMD type just out with discrete GPU? Sure I came across it, any help appreciated



Sapphire VS8, has RAM and conventional HDD, better graphics capability >

pcworld.com/pro…tml

fishmaster

Sapphire VS8, has RAM and conventional HDD, better graphics capability … Sapphire VS8, has RAM and conventional HDD, better graphics capability >http://www.pcworld.com/product/1252666/edge-vs8.html



Thanks, the one I saw came in a similar housing to this intel although it was flame red.
Edited by: "Maskarova" 3rd Mar 2014

Original Poster

Guys, its currently cheaper here:

Linky

I was tempted by this one a couple of months back but went with the haswell instead. jumped when i opened the box and it played music.

Original Poster

lidds

Very interesting. I have been thinking of getting rid of my atv2 as I … Very interesting. I have been thinking of getting rid of my atv2 as I only use it for xbmc anyway. And it's starting to get a bit slow. I have my files stores on a hp micro server streamed wirelessly, could I just pop in a cloverleaf power chord mSSD, RAM and a wifi card? Install xbmc and off I go.Would hope this would be a bit more reliable thank a android box



Yes I can confirm XBMC flies on this. I originally intended to get 4gb used ram on ebay, and a small mssd for £25 to £30 so in theory could have been xbmc ready for a total of £55 including the ethernet adaptor, but instead I took advantage of the crucial codes around at the time and got a 120gb SSD and 8gb Ram for just under £100. I've a funny feeling I'll want to try make this a Hackintosh or put windows on it so I fancied the versatility and at that price it was rude not to. The Haswell's look good, but I personally can't justify the price for what is essentially for me a toy!
Edited by: "graemeakajimmy" 5th Mar 2014

So tempting. WIth some spare parts and this mSata
hotukdeals.com/dea…030
and you've a lovely little machine

Hi All

Built mine yesterday and stuck Windows 7 on and it flies with 6GB ram and a 120MB mSata, I did not realise this was the quad core I3 even better value, I am still waiting for my WIFI card to drop through the letterbox now to complete it, It is going to be .... i have no idea yet but at that price had to buy it.

tubbyhubby

Hi AllBuilt mine yesterday and stuck Windows 7 on and it flies with 6GB … Hi AllBuilt mine yesterday and stuck Windows 7 on and it flies with 6GB ram and a 120MB mSata, I did not realise this was the quad core I3 even better value, I am still waiting for my WIFI card to drop through the letterbox now to complete it, It is going to be .... i have no idea yet but at that price had to buy it.



Sounds brilliant.

Would you know if there was room for a mSata > sata convertor at all? Like this:
ebay.co.uk/itm…05a

I've a spare sata ssd drive.

Nah, ssd won't fit. I ordered masta and the guy sent the wrong one by accident, it was a 1.8" ssd, doesn't physically fit even if the connectors were not an issue. The slot is pretty close to the side of the box.

You could run it off USB to make use of the drive, but guessing performance would suffer. I am running mine off USB stick just now until masta drive arrives.

Hope that helps.

tanked

Sounds brilliant.Would you know if there was room for a mSata sata … Sounds brilliant.Would you know if there was room for a mSata > sata convertor at all? Like this:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MSATA-to-SATA-Converter-Card-Small-Tiny-Support-MSATA-Slot-for-System-/271399972954?pt=UK_Computing_Drive_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3f30b2f05aI've a spare sata ssd drive.

That adapter doesn't supply power AFAIK, there are some that do which I've been thinking of getting to use with a half slim SATA SSD I've got spare. Not sure if enough room inside for the cables though.
I doubt you'd fit a standard 2.5" hdd/SSD in there.

Be better off with a USB caddy for one if those I think. Or one of the newer nuc boards and a case with room for the SSD.

Not much room in it, I used a Crucial 120gb M500 Ssd Msata Drive in mine - works a treat as a Plex player

tanked

Sounds brilliant.Would you know if there was room for a mSata sata … Sounds brilliant.Would you know if there was room for a mSata > sata convertor at all? Like this:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MSATA-to-SATA-Converter-Card-Small-Tiny-Support-MSATA-Slot-for-System-/271399972954?pt=UK_Computing_Drive_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3f30b2f05aI've a spare sata ssd drive.



Hi

There is only room for the Msata and WIFI card space is really tight, I have put the WIFI card in now but wondered why the WIFI signal was so poor then realised i forgot to attach the arial

All up and running now and i am very impressed with it, It does get a bit warm as there is no fan but this is a lot faster than my ASRock
I3 with 8GB ram it is only a dual core though.

Edited by: "tubbyhubby" 8th Mar 2014
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