The Tiny, Fanless, Mac mini KILLER!

Why buy a Mac mini when you can build a much better PC that's dead silent for half the price?! Let's see if everything is as great as it sounds...
Intel NUC8i7BEH NUC -
Akasa Turing Case -
16GB 260pin RAM -
Intel 660p 1TB SSD -
Vanilla install (recommended) -
Helper tool install (good for beginners) -
Helper tool install (10.15.4 update IMPORTANT) -
ISO install (not recommended) -
Tip: Ensure BIOS version matches guide (most require 0059) and downgrade if needed
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  • why do you even need the case? just for the cpu heat dissipation?

    Mack BaiseMack Baise3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You did not remove the sign on the m2 why ????

    Cazan-Delureanu Sorin-ManuelCazan-Delureanu Sorin-Manuel4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Liked because on ad at end

    Sethu EapenSethu Eapen5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The NAND flash on SSDs actually works optimally at about 55c to 70c, it really is just the controller you gotta worry about.

    XibythXibyth6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Loving the quality of the videos! Keep up the good work!

    probE466probE4667 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I enjoy your content.

    Wandile SibewuWandile Sibewu8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why even put it in another case? Just adding to the cost

    Daru HashidaDaru Hashida9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • BEST

    MangoMango10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What antennas did you use for WiFi and Bluetooth?

    Grigory SarnitskyGrigory Sarnitsky10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Was there no need to screw the motherboard in?

    Oliver DeckenhoffOliver Deckenhoff10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • does it have tB 3?

    david valensdavid valens11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Excellent vid!

    afromaloneafromalone12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I had a mini for my media server and now that I moved into a new place I’m looking to replace it. This might work well, but I’m going to just do a headless Linux install.

    Joshua KJoshua K13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You should check out opencore -pkg, it's like clover, but more recent, and removes a lot of bugs clover has. It's completely opensource

    TobiasTobias13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thank you

    Radhwan YassinRadhwan Yassin13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Great video! I like the joke at the end, too 😜

    Raymond van PietersomRaymond van Pietersom18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The Verge has declared that isn't enough thermal paste

    Bad SpriteBad Sprite18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • often times the user of a hackintosh isn't fully aware how poorly their machine is performing as it seems to run fine; but if you sit it next to a Mac with the same hardware there's a big difference). OS X's increasing reliance on GPU-based for the platform makes hackintoshes increasingly fussy.

    Mike SloanMike Sloan19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Coffee Warm Holder...

    Ivor Oszkar AbrahamIvor Oszkar Abraham20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • And now Mother Owl won't wake the sun so that the day can come! Cool case, good work.

    Juanjo AriasJuanjo Arias20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is an excellent build, however, I have a question in mind. The 2018 Mac Mini has the 10G Ethernet option. I would like to know if it's at all possible to add this option to the Intel NUC? Thanks. E

    Emmanuel YiuEmmanuel Yiu21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This was/is great! Thank you.

    Benjamin ReynoldsBenjamin Reynolds22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • All of which begs the question, why bother with Mac. They clearly don't want people to "tinker", so, just don't :)

    chris murphychris murphy23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thank you very much for this video, please I think the way to use thermal past is different. Use only a small portion only in the center of the processor.

    andredelondres grassoandredelondres grasso23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Otho got can kill the idea of a Mac mini, copy as much as you want, the finless mac was around a long time ago with a processor that led the world but INTELs marketing team managed to get over on the processing world by selling processor speed as an indicator of processing power!

    John GordonJohn Gordon23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'd really love to see you do a little Linux HTPC like this. Maybe use KDE Neon as the OS.

    jigga jawjigga jaw23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Looking at 14:05 mark, if you upgrade to 16GB memory yourself on the Mac Mini, that's $140 off. And then run an external 1TB SSD, that'll save you another $305. That's $445 off bringing the mac mini down to $1255, which is about $400 more than the NUC, but is an original Mac with better CPU.

    Kevin TaKevin Ta24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Apple is getting ridiculous with there computers.

    Apple UnboxApple Unbox24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is this good for mobile development

    Alex williamsAlex williams24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • should we expect a video on those stax at 9:17 ?

    xIVIxxIVIx25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Question Premise: The only way to get MacOS is with a Apple Mac computer. In the past they had a CD with the OS and copy-protected. Can't buy MacOS as a stand-alone product. Question: How do you then get a copy of MacOS? (to be then installed on a non-apple intel chipset computer)

    Thomas AdamsThomas Adams25 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Thomas Adams the pirate bay has some macOS isos.they even have System 7!

      Gonçalo AlegriaGonçalo Alegria25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thermal pad over a sticker. I've seen crazier, but still remove the sticker.

    Horus ThelemiteHorus Thelemite25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The Mac os is nothing special today. The hoops you are jumping through is not worth it just buy a mac.

    David KerelukDavid Kereluk25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Everywhere I see this NUC8i7BEH it's like 1700$ CAD -_-

    87482287482225 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You talk too fast and as a result you're having a hard time catching your breath sometimes. And that makes you audibly gulp, smack your lips/tongue between sentences. That is extremely annoying. No one wants to hear that "click" sound.

    asc3n d3adasc3n d3ad26 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • For example 11:35 look at your mouth. A lot of people do this and I'm not sure if this is one of my mental problems but I get really annoyed when I catch that tick on other people.

      asc3n d3adasc3n d3ad26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I wonder, if there is somebody here in the comments that have tried/made a hackintosh from those HP elitebooks from 2011/2012. I saw that they are not to expensive these days. Are they good for hacintoshing?

    cmj van Rijncmj van Rijn26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • We know you like your lil mini macs or whatever 🙄

    Jay SmithJay Smith26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • One man in his house designs a better solution than a multi billion dollar corporation. Welcome to the future!

    revenezrevenez26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • can you use two fanless designs and combine them so one can be used with a badass gpu and use a server powersupply to make a super small and quiet gaming pc?

    Mark TseMark Tse26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Now that is efficient! Applying a thermal pad and a heatsink on top of a label!

    cristi mcristi m26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 我也用的黑果小兵! I also uesd 黑果小兵 ,and it‘s super convenient. It contains almost every kexts . All I have to do is to check my cpu then chooce a same Mac device , check my audio card then insert AppleAlc id, it is easy!!! Recommended👍

    uan Xuan X26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • A mini retard lol

    Edw CristianEdw Cristian26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So you put a small form factor PC in a bigger form factor?

    Eric JosephEric Joseph26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is cool until you realize there are cases near this size that fit full size gpu’s and actual desktop CPU’s. Currently I’m running an 8700k/2080 in a case essentially the same size.

    nickjacobsssnickjacobsss26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why would waste NUC case and cooling fan built in, just install Ubuntu 18 or Zorin 15. Saves so much $$$ and time.

    Benon MaBenon Ma26 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • for silence ?

      Sorry I'm LateSorry I'm Late26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I don't think your definition of sexy is the same as mine, but okay.

    King / InnocentKing / Innocent26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Couple of thoughts. 1. It’s lacking the internal speaker. No big. 2. It’s lacking the 4 lightning ports. No big, but a bit of a big with only 2 USB ports...also I’m curious as to if you can use this as part of a cluster, the same way a mini can.

    Jeremy WhitmanJeremy Whitman26 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • usb-c not lightning

      Nelson GouNelson Gou24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is there room for m.2?

    Alan RichardsonAlan Richardson26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Probably can't overclock because of power requirements that would be needed to. Like VRM on the motherboard needs to be high enough quality to provide solid clean power to the CPU. Also the PSU is going to be much smaller than a desktop PC as well. Thermal is probably the least of the worries when overclocking a NUC.

    Red5StandingByRed5StandingBy26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm not 100% sure, but I think another great divide in the pro vs con TonyMac debate is that TonyMac, by being closed source, is ingesting free and open source work from others, and profiting from it, while not passing the torch on for others to do the same. Which is to say their work is not entirely in dispute, but their ethics are.

    Jimmy Van VeenJimmy Van Veen26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Easy fix for Hackintosh Installation Problem: Windows

    Vaner DraceVaner Drace26 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • *openbsd fixed that your you

      keedtkeedt26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • For those that are worried about "needing a real mac" to make the USB drive just a quick FYI : you can use a virtual machine running macOS to create the bootable USB drive and there are plenty of tutorials on how to do that.

    OrderOrder26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • LOL, I thought I was watching Snazzy Tech Tips at 15:34. But changing the subject, I don't know why, but every Hackintosh I made the iMessage and stuff works. I really wanna know why, because I see a lot of people complaining it not work, but I can't trace why in my Hackintoshes builds these things work. I had the theory that it was because I made my Apple ID on an iPhone and later used it on my Hacks, but a friend of mine did exactly the same as me and it didn't work.

    Marcus TisoMarcus Tiso27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Probably best video on the channel

    Doan TrinhDoan Trinh27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Looks like a PS2

    Titanium LabsTitanium Labs27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • really nice intro

    Fabian KomorowskiFabian Komorowski27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This method works equally well for automotive applications. If you buy one more radiator for your car and mount it directly onto the hood, you can safely remove the radiator fan. They are very noisy.

    knut riisknut riis27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Despite this whole operation was about getting rid of the sound from the fan - that comparison was left out. I have several Mac Mini and one thing that really doesn't bother me about them is the sound. Trading Bluetooth, Airdrop and the SD slot for a box twice the size seems a big trade-off for getting rid of the fan.

    knut riisknut riis27 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Yes, I'd just go for the NUC as built... saves even more money... that tiny fan can't be that loud and if you place the little computer correctly (and maybe on a sound deadening pad) you'll probably never hear the fan.

      Chris HuelsbeckChris Huelsbeck23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Where I can buy the box?

    Bang WuBang Wu27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How well does this work with the Intel XTU utility for overclocking?

    PCs After DarkPCs After Dark27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Click bait has a fan ...3:13

    Norm TNorm T27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wow, best video ever!

    Peter PaynePeter Payne27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What's the mouse in 0:57 and 14:42-45?

    atanas pashovatanas pashov27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The we card reader matters more than microphones

    Paul VerhagenPaul Verhagen27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I7 will do with external gpu... did you got everything to work ?

    JohnEnergy2012JohnEnergy201227 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love how it says "Selling Your Soul to Apple - Priceless" 😂

    Trent HinkemeyerTrent Hinkemeyer27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i get you're doing the whole hackintosh thing with it, but I'd rather throw openSUSE on that thing and enjoy that awesome tiny case

    Junky228Junky22827 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why is it always a "killer" it sounds so so... _Gamery_

    _Riot_Riot28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • great videos! keep 'em coming. love watching your stuff.

    Josh WorkJosh Work28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I am impressed, you do a great video and ALL your info was accurate ……………….worth watching your stuff

    kenneth connorskenneth connors28 วันที่ผ่านมา
The Tiny, Fanless, Mac mini KILLER!