Intel NUC Case Design Competition 2014

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  1. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Your timing is awful. I'm out.:(
     
  3. Nexxo

    Nexxo Bargaining chip

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    Same here, I'm afraid. Just before Christmas is never a good time.

    Moreover deadlines are too short: three weeks to come up with a design, and then eight weeks to build it? I'm an artist, sir! A creator of mods. My work cannot be rushed! :p
     
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    Hmm...

    I really shouldn't, but...

    Hmm...
     
  5. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Oh shucks fellas. Comon, you got three weeks - not even a paper sketch? You can't be doing that much Christmas shopping can you? :)

    Re: the build phase, there is scope to extend this if needed so if 10/12 weeks starting early January instead of eight would help then we can negotiate! Unfortunately it is more your average modding competition here, though - we'd love to give you six months but it's just not feasable. Some only get 24hours so we're pretty generous ;)
     
  6. MikeMaat

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    Ach **** I'll give it a try...just for fun :)
     
  7. MarkVarley

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    I'm quite interested in this but I've only logged my current build which is unfinished, is it worth me applying?

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  8. Nexxo

    Nexxo Bargaining chip

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    It's not shopping; it's work. In the NHS the month up to Christmas is an absolute ball buster. And that's on top of the winter pressures which started in September this year.
     
  9. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    No worries Nexxo, I jest, I understand completely.
     
  10. Simon1982

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    A case based on the engine of a star destroyer, now that would be something...
     
  11. shinji2k

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    So I'm guessing these will be using ~15W TDP Broadwells? Just thinking about my cooling options.
     
  12. jrs77

    jrs77 theorycrafting

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    I'm tempted.

    What NUC-version we'll be given to work with? With or without SATA-port?
     
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  13. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    PM me or drop me an email at the address in the article ;)

    The actual model hasn't been announced by Intel yet, but I can confirm that like most current NUCs it does have a SATA port.
     
  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The only reason I'm on Bit is because I'm eating. I've farmed out my Christmas shopping to my sister.:lol:

    I do look forward to seeing what someone else does with the NUC. Someone should PM Waynio, btw. If he can crank out a MATX case in a day, he can do another NUC easy.:D
     
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    Bit disappointed you require 1 previous project to your name. I had thought this would be a great way to start with something small even if it didn't get past the 1st stage..
     
  16. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Unfortunately we need proof that you're able to build a high quality project in a comparatively short timeframe, especially as Intel will be shipping a box of expensive gear so it's right to have high expectations too. It won't be the last competition we do, though, we do have more planned for next year that are a little more flexible!
     
  17. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I have a great design in mind, but no previous build to show :blush::blush:. Anyway, good luck to the competitors :dremel:

    EDIT: Could we send you 1 design, even if we have no previous build ? I think it would be nice to share all the ideas among our community, even those that can't enter the competition due to a lack of previous finished project. Some kind of NUC case design collection, gathered on a single page / thread :D
     
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  18. MarkVarley

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    Well, even though my first documented build isn't finished I'm going to submit a design anyway, I figure if they like it enough they may accept it anyway and I might have finished my current build by the time they look at it.

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  19. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Here you go! CLICKY

    This is a thread just for you designers out there who are not intending to enter the competition to build a case. Please don't post your designs in there if you DO intend to enter them.
     
  20. GuilleAcoustic

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    Thanks a lot Sir! That very much appreciated.
     

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