Intel NUC8i7HVK Review: Vega takes a trip to Hades Canyon
A Peek Inside
As the NUC is sold exclusively as a barebones kit without RAM or storage, it should be relatively easy to disassemble.
First, we'll remove the 6 hex head screws on the top cover of the device.
Once the top cover is removed, we are greeted by the LED panel for the skull illumination as well as some shielding for the system. Look closely enough, and you will find 3 Phillips head screws to remove, one in each of the top corners, and then one in the middle of the shielding.
Once those screws are removed, we can lift up the shielding, and carefully place it aside. Note the small ribbon cable connecting the LED panel on the shielding to the motherboard. There is enough slack provided in the cable, so I would recommend not removing it, as the connector seems to be very small and fragile.
Now we can take a look at the internals of the Hades Canyon NUC. Here we can see the two DDR4 SODIMM slots for RAM, as well as the two M.2 ports that can each house either a PCIe or SATA drive.