Project NUC: Turn Intel's 4th Gen Mini PC Into the Ultimate TV Companion

Join us as we go step-by-step taking Intel's latest Haswell-based NUC and turning it into the ultimate TV companion! By Matt Whitlock

Join us as we go step-by-step taking Intel's latest Haswell-based NUC and turning it into the ultimate TV companion!

Stream media from the web, play music and video from a network, record TV, and even do some gaming (thanks to the improved Intel HD 5000 graphics).

This 4x4 mini PC can do things no single set-top box can do alone!

  • Introduction
  • What's new in Intel's 4th Generation Core i5 NUC (00:37)
  • The Parts List - Everything You'll Need (02:07)
  • Installing the SSD, Wireless Card, and Memory (05:10)
  • Choosing the OS (07:56)
  • Touring and Updating the NUC's UEFI (09:35)
  • Media Suite 1: XBMC (http://www.xbmc.org) (11:44)
  • Media Suite 2: Windows Media Center (13:16)
  • Three Ways to Take Control (14:42)
  • Gaming with the HD 5000 (19:23)
  • Wrap up and Giveaway! (22:23)

Build Information:

  • Intel® NUC Kit D54250WYK (http://intel.ly/1daf43P)
  • Intel® 180GB 530 Series SSD (http://intel.ly/1gVKq3m)
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Plus Bluetooth (http://intel.ly/18uY1Yg)
  • Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) (http://bit.ly/Y71wz5)
  • 6ft Power Cord (http://amzn.to/1aIXYcA)

 

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