Get yourself a mini gaming PC with Geeknuc’ds Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Serpent Canyon


Gaming PCs usually have a reputation for being massive. Even gaming laptops are no exception to this design “rule”, but it’s not hard to see why. This is because when gaming, or running super intensive apps, PCs can get pretty hot, and having a larger case usually means more cutout for vents, as well as supporting more fans for better airflow.

A larger chassis also means that users have more options when it comes to GPUs, where more powerful GPU configurations tend to be bigger as they might come with their own cooling system.

That being said, if you want to game but don’t want the bulk of a gaming PC, then GeekNUC’s Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Serpent Canyon is definitely a PC to check out, because despite its small stature, it packs quite a punch under the hood. This makes it a great choice for users who have limited space or just want something small, discreet, but capable, especially during the sale that the company is running at the moment where you can grab an Intel NUC at some of the lowest prices in the US!

Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Serpent Canyon

For those unfamiliar, Intel’s NUCs are basically designed to be small form factor computing devices, which is pretty much right up GeekNUC’s alley and expertise.

One thing to note is that the Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Serpent Canyon will be more expensive compared to Geekom’s other offerings, but the main reason is because they are considerably more powerful. The barebone version of the PC will be powered by a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H processor, making it more than capable at performing the majority of tasks you throw at it.

It will also feature the use of Intel’s Arc A770M GPU with 16GB of VRAM, so if you need to run any applications that might need a boost in the graphics department, or even if you want to play games, the Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Serpent Canyon will be able to handle it. There is also support for PCIe 4.0 storage, WiFi 6E wireless connectivity, and also Thunderbolt 4 ports for fast charging or connecting external drives for faster access.

In addition to Thunderbolt 4, there are a bunch of other ports like USB 3.2 Type-A ports, a 3.5mm audio jack, and support for HDMi 2.1 and DisplayPort 2.0. For gamers, the Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Serpent Canyon has also been designed to look more modern and edgy with a skull emblazoned on the side that lights up. Users can even mod it to suit their own preferences with a replaceable mask.

The barebones Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Serpent Canyon will be priced at $999 during the sale, but if the barebones model isn’t enough RAM or storage, you can opt for the 32GB RAM + 1TB storage option at $1,099, or the 64GB RAM + 2TB storage configuration for $1,249. Note that these prices are at a $50 discount if you use the NUC12SNK50 code upon checkout when the sales starts on the 5th of July.

Another thing to note is that while you will be able to find the NUC 12 Enthusiast Serpent Canyon from other retailers like Amazon and Walmart, the version being sold by GeekNUC is actually as much as $500 cheaper, meaning it’s around 30% lower than other retailers which makes for great savings.

About GeekNUC

GeekNUC is an official reseller of Intel NUC and being the partner of Intel and Titanium, the company guarantees that all the NUCs that they sell are brand new and genuine. They are also further backed by a 3-year warranty and 30-day no-questions-asked returns policy, so if you’re not happy with your purchase, you can return it within 30 days.

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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