Introduction

The purpose of this computer build will be for "content creation" (digital images and video). This NUC will not be used for gaming. The computer will be running Windows and Linux in a multi boot setup.

Hardware and Software Added

Windows 10 Professional
Bootable Pop!_OS 20.04 Linux installed on an encrypted SSD inside an external USB enclosure.
Bootable Pop!_OS 20.04 Linux installed on an encrypted NVMe SSD inside an external Thunderbolt enclosure.
Bootable Ubuntu Mate 20.04 Linux installed on an encrypted SSD inside an external USB enclosure.

Installed Windows software (Image coming later)
2 - Samsung 2TB NVMe M.2 SSD
2 - Crucial 32GB Memory (64GB)
1 - EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO GPU

NVMe SSD Partitioning

(Image coming later)

Links

Intel NUC 9 Extreme Kit - NUC9I9QNX

A great overview video which sums up the NUC 9.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfHquKJPZOI

Linus Tech Tips - Intel did something Right? - Ghost Canyon NUC 9 Extreme Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuNaaar6C5g


NUC 9 images...
https://www.tweaktown.com/image.php?image=images.tweaktown.com/content/9/4/9422_37_intel-nuc-9-extreme-ghost-canyon-nuc9i9qnx-review_full.jpg

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc/kits/nuc9i9qnx.html

Intel NUC 9 Extreme Kit - NUC9i9QNX Support
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/products/190107/intel-nuc/intel-nuc-kits/intel-nuc-kit-with-9th-generation-intel-core-processors/intel-nuc-9-extreme-kit-nuc9i9qnx.html

Intel NUC 9 Extreme Kit - NUC9i9QNX Support Quick Start Guide
https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/intel-nuc/nuc-kits/NUC9xyQNX_IntegrationGuide.pdf

Intel NUC 9 Extreme Kit - NUC9i9QNX User Guide
https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/intel-nuc/nuc-kits/NUC9xyQNX_UserGuide.pdf


Intel Driver & Support Assistant (Intel DSA)
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/detect.html

Purchased from:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1542367-REG/intel_bxnuc9i9qnx_ghost_i9_nuc.html/

https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Extreme-NUC9i9QNX-Cord-Single/dp/B0851JV4R8/

https://www.avadirect.com/Intel-NUC-9-Extreme-NUC9i9QNX-9th-generation-Intel-Core-i9-9980HK-Mini-PC/Configure/13227006

https://simplynuc.com/ghost-canyon/

NUC9I9QNX


Crucial Ballistix SODIMM 64GB DDR4-3200 Gaming Memory Kit (2 x 32GB)

https://www.crucial.com/memory/ddr4/bl2k32g32c16s4b

Purchased from:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1548889-REG/crucial_bl2k32g32c16s4b_ballistix_64gb_32x2_3200_cl16.html

Crucial 64GB Kit (2 x 32GB)


Samsung 2TB 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 Internal SSD

https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-970-evo-plus-nvme-m-2-2-tb-mz-v7s2t0b-am/

Purchased from:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1454172-REG/samsung_mz_v7s2t0b_am_2tb_970_evo_plus.html

Samsung 2TB NVMe M.2 Internal SSD


EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO GAMING, 06G-P4-2066-KR, 6GB GDDR6, Dual Fans, Metal Backplate

https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=06G-P4-2066-KR

Purchased from:
https://www.newegg.com/evga-geforce-rtx-2060-06g-p4-2066-kr/p/N82E16814487488?Item=N82E16814487488

EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO

Miscellaneous Links

Intel NUC 9 Extreme "Ghost Canyon" NUC9i9QNX Review
https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/9422/intel-nuc-9-extreme-ghost-canyon-nuc9i9qnx/index.html

Intel NUC 9 Pro & Extreme - First "Modular" NUC
https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2020/01/intel-nuc-9-pro-extreme-first-modular-nuc.html

Intel NUC 9 Extreme (Ghost Canyon) hands-on at EVGA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b-FI_Ju108

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/evga-geforce-rtx-2060-ko/

Introducing the Intel NUC 9 Compute Elements, Mini PC Kits, and 3rd-Party Ecosystem
https://www.cnx-software.com/2020/01/15/intel-nuc-9-mini-pcs-and-ecosystem/

Cooler Master NC100 Element-H NUC Case/PSU Combo
https://www.coolermaster.com/nuc/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9dy-X5zbz0

Razer Tomahawk N1 Chassis
https://www.razer.com/concepts/razer-tomahawk

SilverStone SST-VT03
https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=908&area=en

Intel Forums
https://forums.intel.com/s/topic/0TO0P000000ojdpWAA/intel-nuc-elements?language=en_US

Pricing

$1,640.00 Intel NUC 9 Extreme Kit - NUC919QNX - B&H - NO TAX (PayBoo) + FREE Shipping
800.00 Samsung 2TB NVMe M.2 SSD (2 x 2TB) - B&H - NO TAX (PayBoo) + FREE Shipping
320.00 Crucial 64GB RAM (2 x 32GB) - B&H - NO TAX (PayBoo) + FREE Shipping
307.00 EVGA GPU - NewEgg - Includes tax and FREE Shipping
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$3,067.00 Total

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Updated July 13, 2020