NUCs get Sky­lake treat­ment

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Cor­sair has an­nounced some new cool­ing brack­ets that en­able you to hook up var­i­ous Nvidia graph­ics cards to the com­pany’s all-in-one liq­uid-cool­ing sys­tems. You’ll need to re­move your graph­ics card’s air cooler to in­stall the new HG10 N970 or N980 alu­minium brack­ets, which also fea­ture a 70mm fan to help cool the rest of your card’s com­po­nents. With the bracket in­stalled, you can then fit the pump/wa­terblock unit of one of Cor­sair’s Hy­dro liq­uid cool­ers to the GPU.

The HG10 N970 is com­pat­i­ble with stock GeForce GTX 970 cards, while the N980 can be fit­ted to any GTX 980, 980 Ti or Ti­tan X card that has a stock PCB lay­out. Both cool­ers have a rec­om­mended re­tail price of £30 inc VAT. In­tel has up­dated its line-up of tiny Next Unit of Com­put­ing (NUC) gear to in­cor­po­rate its new Sky­lake gear, in­tro­duc­ing four bare bones sys­tems. Two of the new sys­tems use a dual-core Core i3-6100U CPU, which runs at 2.3GHz and fea­tures Hyper­Thread­ing tech to process four threads si­mul­ta­ne­ously. This Core i3 chip also fea­tures 3MB cache, uses In­tel’s HD Graph­ics 520 sys­tem and has a TDP of 15W. The other two sys­tems, mean­while, fea­ture a Core i5-6260U chip, which is also a dual­core CPU with Hy­per-Thread­ing, but its top Turbo speed is 2.9GHz and it’s equipped with 4MB of cache and In­tel’s Iris Graph­ics 540 sys­tem.

The bare bones sys­tems will also fea­ture a load of con­nec­tions, in­clud­ing 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Gi­ga­bit Eth­er­net as stan­dard, along with four USB 3 ports, HDMI 1.4, miniDis­playPort 1.2, M.2 2280/2240 con­nec­tors and sup­port for up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM. Two of the mod­els will also have room for a 2.5in drive in ad­di­tion to an M.2 drive.

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