[QUOTE=jaygax;36744266]Thanks for that Mr. Charles. so I removed the extra 4gb ram and here's what's in my cart at newegg;
>1. asrock beebox n300
>2. free Adata 4gb DDR3 for every beebox n300 purchase
>3 Adata premier pro SSD
You really do want that extra stick of memory. The N3000 can use dual channel memory, that is one of the benefits of Asrock over the NUC's.
I had an old Kingston SSD laying around, so my cost was reduced. You might also want to consider a Msata drive that fits in the Msata slot. That way in the future you can have two drives.
I am also using OpenELEC and works great, even the remote is recognized by default. I am using an old monitor, and am using a hdmi to dvi connector and poor speakers.
So far I only have some 1080p content and seems to work great. Wifi works out of the box as well with openELEC. Just can't justify a window's license, on this box. But something with a browser would be nice. I kind of feel that 8 gigs is a little over kill. But technically I paid for only 1 stick so am happy with the results.
In the future I will definitely use more monitors, I like the idea that it can play limited 4k content but don't think it will be hooked up to anything that high for several years.
Very happy with the results, system was warm to the touch, but when put vertically it was much cooler, I set the profile to sport for performance but as a Kodi player it seems to be fine on the content I have.