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Fanless Roon Rock Music Server - Intel i3 7th Gen or i7 8th Gen

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Intel® Core™ i3 7th or i7 8th Gen Fanless Roon Music Server

Interested in setting up a Roon music management and listening server? Roon allows you to see a wealth of information about the music in your library, cleans up your library and makes music exploration fun. It also manages your audio output and networked audio devices.  You can integrate a Roon server with the TIDAL and Qobuz music streaming services too and discover new music to add to your favourites playlist.

Inside Tech offers this custom-built Intel® Core™ i3 7th Gen or i7 8th Gen Fanless Mini PC. All you have to do is run the included USB stick, add your music files, internet radio streams or content from compatible music streaming services and you are ready to go. Standard storage starts at 128GB SDD, but you can upgrade to dual storage and benefit from an additional 2TB of SDD storage for your music, so there’s no need to ever worry about running out of space!

This compact, fanless Intel® Core™ i7 8th Gen ROON Server PC has been custom built to match the specification of the ROON Nucleus + at a fraction of the price, with the addition of a more powerful Intel® Core™ i7 8th generation processor for improved performance. Utilising the power of the Roon approved NUC7i7DNBE 8th Gen NUC board, the components are housed in a fanless case with no moving parts. As per Roon recommendations, Wifi and Bluetooth are disabled by default, but you will find the option to include these in your custom build when specifying the components for your Roon server.

Need further information, or help speccing out your Roon server? Give our friendly, knowledgeable team a call and they’ll be happy to advise you with installation of Roon OS or any other technical enquiries.

  • Dimensions: 24.7 x 24.0 x 3.8cm (W x D x H)

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Roon Compatible

Roon Rock, - is the brains behind the operation and manages your music collection, it builds an interconnected digital library using enhanced information from Roon. You can browse and play music with Roon apps on all your devices whether its a Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. Just plug in your Inside Tech Fanless Roon Server, connect your external storage or migrate your music to internal storage, if selected, download Roon Remote Apps (iOS,Android, MacOS, Windows) and youll be ready to play music.

Two Options

Roon Nucleus: Select  the i3 7100U processor, using the exact same board as the Roon Nucleus with options for additional RAM or storage.

Roon Nucleus Plus: Alternatively, select the 8th Generation, quad core i7 - an improvement over the 7th Generation board used in the Nucleus Plus.

Roon streams to all the audio gear you have and makes it all play nice together. Designed to work with products from the manufacturers you trust, Roon has over 60 partner brands now work with Roon and the list is growing every day including Roon Ready, Sonos, Airplay, Devialet AIR, Meridian, squeezebox and a huge variety of USB DACs. Aside from being a powerful, fanless music server, what sets this apart is that it is powered by Roon OS - a fast and lightweight operating system optimized to do just one thing: browse and play music, Roon is a multi-room, multi-user networked audio platform built to the exacting standards of audiophiles, so it offers features like bit-perfect playback, DSD and PCM upsampling, multichannel playback and signal path display. 

As well as distributing music throughout your home, offering the very finest performance possible when connected to a USB DAC. A computer has never sounded this good before. 


  • 100% Silent - Utilising the Akasa X7D Plato Fanless NUC Case...
  • Option for premium, fanless Linear Power Supply - ELNA Audio Capacitors   Extremely Low Ripple Noise 
    - Top of the line ELNA Capactitors for audio applications offers unmatched details. Ripple Noise measurement by Lab. <3mv on 19VDC/12VDC outputs 
  • Thunderbolt 3 Port
  • Dual HDMI Output 4K 60Hz Support
  • USB - 4x 3.0
  • I7 8650U Processor 4.2GHz - NUC7i7DNBE - Improved upon the 7th Gen used in the ROON Nucleus Plus - Full Roon Support for the NUC7i7 Motherboard - NUC7i7DNBE
  • i3 7100U Processor 2.4GHz - NUC7i3DNBE - Same board used in the ROON Nucleus - Full Roon Support for the Nuc7i3 Motherboard.
  • 4GB 2,400MHz DDR4 RAM (can be increased to 16gb)
  • 128GB M.2 SSD Installed for Roon ROCK OS - Secondary internal 2.5" SSD Available for storage (Roon OS updates wipe the M.2 Drive so this cannot be used for storage.)
  • Silent and efficient operation.
  • VESA Mountable
  • Power: 19v - Under 65W
  • Dimensions: 24.7 x 24.0 x 3.8cm (W x D x H)

Package contents

  • Power Cable
  • Vesa Mount Bracket
  • Fanless Mini PC
  • USB Stick for ROON installation (to be installed yourself, USB is provided blank due to licencing restrictions but instructions are provided.)
  • Linear Power Supply (Optional) 

Storage Devices

Roon can watch multiple storage locations for files at the same time. That means you can simultaneously use any (or all) of the following storage locations:

  1. Devices connected directly to Nucleus by USB
    If your music is stored on an external USB drive, simply plug it in via one of the USB ports on your device. Nucleus supports USB drives pre-formatted as EXT2/3/4, VFAT/FAT32/FAT16/exFAT, NTFS, or HFS/HFS+. Note that HFS/HFS+ (also known as "Mac OS Journaled") is read-only, which means that Nucleus will not be able to make changes or store new music on the USB drive.

  2. A hard disk drive (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD) connected inside the Nucleus via SATA
    If you have selected a additional SSD from the drop down menu we will install a 2.5" hard drive to use as internal storage.

  3. Network shares (such as a NAS)
    Just make sure the NAS is turned on and plugged into your network. We highly recommend connecting networked storage via ethernet.

Audio Devices

Roon can output audio to devices in the following ways:

  1. Devices connected directly to Nucleus by USB
    If you plan to use a DAC, headphone amp, A/V receiver, integrated amplifier, or active speaker system connected directly to you Roon Server via USB, connect them to one of the ports on the back panel of the server and make sure it's powered on.

  2. Devices connected directly to Nucleus by HDMI
    If you have an A/V receiver or other device with an HDMI audio input, you can connect the HDMI output on the back panel of the Roon server to it. The HDMI output supports both stereo and multi-channel audio content.

  3. Network audio devices
    More and more audio devices of all kinds (active speakers, DACs, integrated amplifiers, and A/V receivers) have networking capabilities. If you have any Roon Ready, AirPlay, Sonos, or other supported streaming audio devices, you should check that they are connected to your network (via ethernet or WiFi as appropriate) and powered on. We recommend connecting networked audio devices via ethernet if possible.

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    Fanless PC’s use a technology which involves heat sinks instead of fans, this is called PASSIVE COOLING. The CPU/Graphics Card (if selected) have heat sinks affixed to them, which is made of extremely heat conductive materials, the heat is then channelled through the heat sink, to the exterior of the computer allowing the heat to be dissipated.

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    Inside Tech is a well-established company who have been providing custom bespoke systems for many years. Whether you’re a novice or a pro gamer, creative designer or music producer; we have a solution for all. With the help of our friendly expert staff and our highly competitive prices, we offer a pleasant and hassle-free buying experience.

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    When you have selected your PC and customised it to your liking with our user-friendly website, your order will be processed, the parts will be picked and passed on to our experienced build team. From here, your PC is put together with great care and attention to detail, such as cable management. Next, it goes through extensive testing and quality control before it is carefully packed in protective materials and shipped out to you. We always provide a tracking number with your order, so you know when to expect your PC.

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    The complete process takes on average 3-4 working days.

    We understand that sometimes you may want your system quicker. That’s why we offer several different choices of shipping options, which prioritises your build in our production line.

    Unfortunately due to occasional very busy periods we may be unable to complete in the allotted time frame, however we will always contact you to advise of any delays if there is a potential. Our average "days to completion" for 2018 was 3.5 days which is what we base our delivery expecations on.


    - How do I setup my PC?

    We aim to provide the best user experience from the start and do not install any unnecessary software that may slow your computer down. All relevant hardware drivers are pre-installed so when your  PC arrives, you can simply PLUG & PLAY!

    -Can I upgrade/Open my PC?

    Absolutely, we operate an open case policy so you are more than welcome to open and alter your computer. This will only effect your warranty if damages are identified as a consequence of doing so, although we will still honour the warranty there may be a charge for replacement damaged parts in this situation. However, should you not feel confirdent in altering your computer, we operate a lifetime support and would very happily take the computer in at any point and upgrade it for you, we will also provide a new 1 year warranty for the works that have been done. Please note however, that should you open/alter your computer within the initial 30 days of receipt, this will void your right to refuse the item and it will from that point onwards be subject to warranty.


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    If you need to generate a Purchase Order, we would recommend you select Bank Transfer, this will generate an invoice for you with which to instruct payment.


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    We provide monthly installments via PayPal Credit, simply select this at checkout and continue to complete the form, if approved you will be able to pay in monthly installments at 0% interest. For finance queries, please feel free to contact us.


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    We offer FREE SHIPPING on all PC orders in the United Kingdom.

    For all other orders, please see the bottom of your cart in checkout for an estimated shipping fee but generally we apply £30 for overseas shipments.

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    Once your PC has been built, tested and packed up. Your order will be dispatched to arrive the next working day.

    Exceptions will occur where an address is off-shore, in Northern Ireland or outside the United Kingdom.

    We will always use Royal Mail or DPD, depending on the size and weight of the item. If you enter a mobile number DPD will provide a 1 hour delivery slot on the day of delivery.

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    We recommend that you pack your PC in a similar, if not the same, way we do, if you need to return it to us.


    - How do I install ROON

    Your ROON server will come with instructions and a blank USB Stick with which to upload the Roon software from a computer, instructions on how to do so are uploaded to the USB stick. Unfortunately due to restrictions we are unable to preinstall your operating system, however this process only takes a few moments and we are always available to provide guidance by phone.


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