I recently became interested in the Intel NUC computer. I see that there are a number of models and I get confused on all the different characteristics, because I can't find a comparison chart for the features of each model. Basically, I'm interested in an i7 cpu with a high performance motherboard that can handle 16Gb RAM. I know the rest of the performance is with the add on memory and SSD drive. I plan to get a 1Tb SSD. This may cost as much as a regular full size gaming computer, but I need something compact with low energy consumption.
Some functions that I may use it for are a web server, an email server and/or a VPN that stays on continuously. Is anyone here familiar with the Intel NUC and can suggest a model # that has high performance like a gaming computer?