GeekNights Monday - Scott's Crashy Computer


#61

Nah, my HTPC is very new and godlike.

But getting a budget AMD GPU for it is not the worst idea if any are available.


#62

Did you start The Odyssey?


#63

Yes, but not much. I’ve got too much going on right now. I am trying to finish buying new furniture for the living room. Then I have to start planning for Essen.


#64

Ya know what. That’s not the worst idea for a stream I’ve ever heard. I actually may watch that. It’s been a few years since I did a build and just watching one from start to finish may, just may, make me feel like I’ve done one recently.


#65

Who are you and what have you done with Scott?


#66

It’s an HTPC, a cheapo GPU doesn’t matter. It just has to be significantly better than the integrated one.


#67

I know. I was just messing. Just like the top of the thread, I don’t actually think you broke it on purpose because you wanted a new one.


#68

Fifteen characters of FTFY


#69

I don’t actually want a new one, but I do want to be able to sit at the computer and use it and have it be as stable as this iPad I am using right now.


#70

If i was building an HTPC now im liking what i see on these new AMD Ryzen APUs. Certainly enough juice for streaming and playback of media content, and even basic gaming, and no need to allocate room to slot in a GPU, i dont see how it can go wrong?


#71

Overpriced DDR4 still makes me cringe right now.


#72

I was reading that the RAM shortage is actually hurting the video card shortage more than a lack of GPUs. I think ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, etc. are sitting there with 1080s, but no video RAM.


#73

FedEx says all my computer bits will be here tonight. If they come through, I will stream the build on YouTube.