I am a post-doc researcher working on computational modelling projects.
In my spare time, I like to code open-source projects on some topics outside of my university role. I intend to set up a low-cost home workstation for this purpose which shall also double up as a small NFS server for the family.
Unfortunately, due to family commitments and medical bills, I can't afford a high end machine.
Are there any NUC or other mini PCs out there that have 4 physical cores for below £250 ($300) in the UK? Considering that adding RAM in a mini pc is quite difficult, I am thinking about 8GB DDR4 RAM. It will probably run CentOS or Ubuntu server.