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Custom small PCs! Intel NUC, upgrade model

Custom small PCs! Intel NUC, upgrade model

It is indeed a pain to carry a Dell Alienware desktop with you to distribute outside of your normal game distribution environment....

I bought a NUC8i7HVK, a high-end model of the Intel NUC kit, from CUKUSA, a PC upgrade manufacturer.
(CUKUSA stands for Computer Upgrade King USA)

Purchase from Amazon.com

Let's unpack it right away!

Intel NUC - NUC8i7HVK[CUKUSA]開封式
Intel NUC

The outer box is the same as the Intel NUC kit. The sides are sealed with a CUKUSA sticker.

Intel NUC8i7HVK[CUKUSA]の箱を開けてみた
Intel NUC

When you open the box, you will see the NUC8i7HVK itself and the skull mark that is the symbol of this model.

Skull...dorky cool...

Check the bundled items

Intel NUC8i7HVK[CUKUSA]の同梱物
What's included with your Intel NUC

Included in the box is...

  • NUC8i7HVK
  • Power cable
  • Mounting kit
  • Manual

The package is simple. This time, since I ordered with Windows 10 OS, Window 10 Home disk was included in the box.

Check the ports on each panel!

I would like to check the ports as usual. Well, it's my first time to write an article about PC.

Front Panel

Intel NUC8i7HVK[CUKUSA]のフロントパネル
Front panel of Intel NUC8i7HVK

On the front panel...

  • Power button
  • SD card slot x 1
  • USB 3.0 port x 2
  • HDMI port x 1
  • USB Type-C port x 1
  • Headset-compatible earphone jack x 1

Rear panel

Intel NUC8i7HVK[CUKUSA]のリアパネル
Rear panel of Intel NUC8i7HVK

On the back side...

  • HDMI port x 1
  • USB 3.0 port x 4
  • 2 Ethernet ports
  • Mini Display Port x 2
  • Thunderbolt3 port x 2
  • USB Type-C port x 2
  • Power port
  • Earphone jack x 1

...and a full complement of ports for such a small size!

There are 2 Ethernet!

Side panel

Intel NUC8i7HVK[CUKUSA]のサイドパネル
Side panel of Intel NUC

Security wire slots on the side are also well equipped, so no need to worry about theft due to its small size!

It can be used in offices with strict security requirements, so it is safe for business use.

Intel NUC8i7HVK is ready to start

Intel NUC8i7HVK[CUKUSA]のサイドパネル
Intel NUC8i7HVK is launched

Now it's time to boot up!
When you turn it on, the skull symbol glows!

Intel NUC8i7HVK[CUKUSA]のサイドパネル
Intel NUC8i7HVK Cortana

Since this is a brand-new product, we will start with the initial setup. The microphone is mounted on the main unit, so Cortana can be operated by voice.
The sensitivity of the microphone is quite good.

Booted up and confirmed operation without any problems.

Intel NUC8i7HVK[CUKUSA]のデスクトップ
Desktop screen of Intel NUC8i7HVK

After the initial setup, the device starts up!
The wallpaper has been changed to that of CUKUSA! Cool!

Intel NUC8i7HVKのドクロ操作画面
Intel NUC8i7HVK skull operation screen

NUC8i7HVK can change the color of the skull symbol and LED lights.
You can change the power button, the skull, the skull's eyes, and the three LEDs on the front to any color you like, or even make them blink!

Intel NUC8i7HVKのドクロ操作画面
Intel NUC8i7HVK skull operation screen

Green eyes...

Intel NUC8i7HVKのドクロ操作画面
Intel NUC8i7HVK skull operation screen

You can customize it as you like, such as making the skull pink.

You can download and update Intel's official website.

Download Intel Drivers & Support Assistant and it will do a lot of things automatically for you.

It's a convenient world we live in.

Intel official support site

Intel NUC8i7HVK Specifications Details

Small but capable of delivering up to 60 fps!

Product name CUK Hades Canyon NUC Premium
Processor Intel Core i7-8809G Quad Core Processor (8MB Cache, 3.10GHz-4.20GHz) 100W
Hard Drive 1TB NVMe Solid State Drive (2 x 500GB RAID)
Graphics Card Integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH 4GB GDDR5
Wireless 802.11 AC Wireless
Ports 2x Thunderbolt 3 Type C, 5x USB 3.0 Type A, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C, 2x LAN, 2x Mini DisplayPort, 2x HDMI 2.0b
Audio 7.1 Digital Audio, 3.5 mm headphone jack, 3.5 mm rear speaker/TOSLINK combo jack
Card Reader SDXC
OS Windows 10 Home x64
Product Dimensions 8.7 x 5.6 x 1.5 inches
Item Weight 3030g / 6.68 lb

With the introduction of the Intel NUC, Saiga NAK' footwork will be even lighter!
We look forward to seeing you at our events!