Thinking about getting the Intel NUC 9 Extreme Kit, but have questions?

Diablo2K

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I am looking at getting a Intel NUC 9 Extreme Kit but I am a little behind on the tech it uses. It says it uses Intel Optane memory, but I have no idea what that is and what to look for to buy it. I think I want 32gigs. Is this what I need Intel Optane Memory M.2 2280 32GB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x 2 (MEMPEK1W032GAXT)? and is it the best option or should I just just go for a couple Sodimms?
What about the Intel Optane SSD? is it better than a NVME SSD? Is this what I need, Intel Optane H10 512 GB Solid State Drive - M.2 2280 Internal?

Just trying to educate myself on the Intel Optane technology.

Also anyone know of a RTX2060 that will fit into this unit?
 

Kaos_Drem

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You need standard memory for the system to function.
Optane memory is for storage acceleration, so it isn't required and will likely not benefit your workloads. I would pick 16-32GB of DDR4 2666 or XMP 3200, and then also go with a 512-1TB NVME ssd. For the RTX 2060 there are a few models but they may be difficult to find including the Gigabyte RTX mini and Asus RTX 2060 mini.
 

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You need standard memory for the system to function.
Optane memory is for storage acceleration, so it isn't required and will likely not benefit your workloads. I would pick 16-32GB of DDR4 2666 or XMP 3200, and then also go with a 512-1TB NVME ssd. For the RTX 2060 there are a few models but they may be difficult to find including the Gigabyte RTX mini and Asus RTX 2060 mini.
Thank you.
 

ND40oz

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The NUC 11 Extreme Beast Canyon is out, why invest in this one that's 2 gens behind?
 

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It's also twice the price. Put's it out of my budget.

MSRP is $1150 for the i7, hardly twice the price of the $899 you're already going to pay for the 9 and you get an 8 core over a 6 core processor.
 

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MSRP is $1150 for the i7, hardly twice the price of the $899 you're already going to pay for the 9 and you get an 8 core over a 6 core processor.
I only seen NUC 11 Extreme Beast Canyon at $1769, you got a link to the i7 I can only find i9s?

[Edit] Was browsing around on the net and found this, Intel NUC11 NUC11PHKi7CAA1 Gaming Computer. I know it's not as fast as the Extreme Beast Canyon but at the same price as the one I found it's otherwise complete and should be faster then my laptop, which I am very happy with it's performance.
 
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I only seen NUC 11 Extreme Beast Canyon at $1769, you got a link to the i7 I can only find i9s?

[Edit] Was browsing around on the net and found this, Intel NUC11 NUC11PHKi7CAA1 Gaming Computer. I know it's not as fast as the Extreme Beast Canyon but at the same price as the one I found it's otherwise complete and should be faster then my laptop, which I am very happy with it's performance.

SimplyNUC has them but force you to buy their year of support, ram and ssd for $1399: https://simplynuc.com/nuc11btmi7-full/ Once they have more stock they'll likely start selling the kits at MSRP like they do for the other models.
 
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