I have just ordered a new Intel Nuc (i7 10th generation) to be used in an Akasa Turing FX fanless case. This will serve as my home office computer, for work, but also as an audio source. One of my professional applications is speech recognition because at times I suffer from rsi. For this and for videoconferencing I use a Sennheiser me3 speech microphone as one of the best for speech recognition (and better means a lower recognition error rate). With my current pretty old PC I use an external mono usb ADC as that was recommended to avoid the mediocre performance of motherboard audio, and noise in particular. Since I have lent that external ADC to my wife who now teaches a lot online, I wonder if I should buy another external DAC, or whether motherboard ADCs such as in this NUC are now good enough. Over the years I noticed that motherboard audio has improved from often pretty atrocious to quite decent at times. Are there any measuremtns for these quite popular motherboards?