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    Hi all,

    I'm looking for some recommendations for a new SFF pc that will replace my current machine which is way overkill for what I need it for these days.
    My current machine will be repurposed as a new Unraid server and I'd like something small with dual HDMI so I can still use my two 1080p monitors and stream YT etc at a decent quality.

    Budget is reasonably pliant, about 300 for the machine - excluding OS and storage as I have a few new 2.5" SSDs that I want to use for this.
    RAM is neither here nor there - If it's included, bonus - but I don't mind buying more.

    I'll be running Windows VMs in Unraid but support for virtualisation would be a nice little bonus for running VirtualBox or Windows Sandbox if that ever makes it out of Insider Preview.

    I'm not fussy about brand/make/model etc as long as it:
    - Can handle 16Gb RAM
    - Has dual HDMI out
    - Can run the full whack of Office 2019, Visual Studio and SSMS

    So yeah, any suggestions would be appreciated.


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    I've had a decent experience with the Intel NUCs in the past. I've also had terrible experiences with the Asus EEE Pcs which were Atom based, so I'd definitely stay away from those.

    Originally posted by coiler
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