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SCheeseman
Apr 23, 2003



8-bit guy's videos are edited like Tim & Eric only not ironic.

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SCheeseman
Apr 23, 2003



I know very little about electronics and still went "what the gently caress" when arriving at that point in the video.

SCheeseman
Apr 23, 2003



The best bang for your buck PCs you can get from places like aliexpress are based on old Xeon stuff, using "new" motherboards that contain salvaged server parts. They aren't great and single thread performance kinda sucks, but there's usually enough cores to make up for it and a lot of modern games run fine on them. They're only really useful to people living in countries where getting new, value oriented PC parts is cost prohibitive, though.

SCheeseman
Apr 23, 2003



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYWzMvlj2RQ
ah wait wrong linus

SCheeseman fucked around with this message at 18:58 on Dec 14, 2020

SCheeseman
Apr 23, 2003



The Grumbles posted:

Building PC's - at least gaming pcs - has always been a rich kid hobby though? When I was a kid/teenager, it was only the people from rich families who had high end PCs (and then thru my 20's when I wasn't earning all that much it was only friends who were into games but also worked in finance or whatever who had the nice PCs). The rest of us made do on our janky Compaq family computers, or whatever old laptops were handed down to us.
My first PC was an old 1996-era Compaq that I bought for $30 in 2000 and proceeded to scrap together the cash to upgrade every component with bargain bin used parts that made it useful for a few more years. I guess if you're using used parts it's more of a rebuild, but I don't think I've built a PC for myself that doesn't have a few components that I've already owned and used.

Before the chip shortage a popular option was buying old server-class CPUs, pairing them with dodgy "new" Aliexpress motherboards with recycled server chipsets and slapping in a mid-range video card. Or buying a refurbished Dell or HP office PC from 8 years ago and sticking a video card into that if you want to get lazy, though that probably is stretching the definition of a PC "build".

SCheeseman fucked around with this message at 14:55 on Apr 15, 2021

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