Faulty HTPC Motherboard and Faulty Gaming PC GPU

Hi there!

After reading the computer base for YEARS, I created an account today, after losing my graphics card (Radeon 7870 GHz) in a gaming PC and my HTPC motherboard maybe 3 weeks before that.

I’m actually pretty determined on this – thanks to ComputerBase – but I can’t make up my mind or I’m afraid I don’t care, so here’s a double question about HTPC motherboards and separate GPUs.
If needed, I’ll break it down and post an addition in the GPU section.

Thanks for the review and input,

[Bitte fülle den folgenden Fragebogen unbedingt vollständig aus, damit andere Nutzer dir effizient helfen können. Danke! ]

1. Do you want to play on PC?

  • What game exactly?
    HTPC: Couch Co-op Stuff with Controllers under Linux (Stardew Valley) or Ancient under Wine (Rayman’s Raving Rabbits)
    PC gamer: old (C&C, Dungeons 2/3, Grim Dawn, Racedriver Grid, Old Need for Speed, Witcher 1+2, All MassEffect 1+2, Mirrors Edge (2) under Windows mainly due to lack of GPU), . . .) or smaller more recent indie games (gris, hoa, er, hob, …).
  • what resolution?
    Full HD is enough for both
  • Graphics settings Ultra/High/Medium/Low?
    It should be good 🙂 If things don’t go well now, the price will go down.
  • Is 30 FPS enough for you or do you need 60 or 144 FPS?
    HTPC: Regardless, I’m on the Athlon 5350 and it was pretty fast (except Stardew Valley splitscreen after the last update)
    Gaming PC: At least 60fps would be nice, but the screen isn’t any sharper than 60.

2. Do you want to use the PC for image/music/video editing or CAD? As a hobby or are you a professional? What software are you going to use?

HTPC: No, there’s nothing special about Audacity other than messing up the audio track.
PC gamer: Gimp, Inkscape, Handbrake, Audacity, sometimes Blender under Linux; Nothing in the sense under the windows. play it.

3. Do you have specific needs or desires (overclocking, particularly quiet PC, RGB lighting, etc.)?
Both: Must be AMD.
I want to keep the case.
HTPC should be as power efficient as possible (low TDP, Athlon 3000G anyone?)
On gaming PCs, I wanted to hit AMD’s mid-range 7000-series version next year, if there were no lunar prices. I thought I would be able to upgrade from the 7870 to the next 7870. Alright… so maybe a (used) transition board (RX6650/RX6600?)

4. How many and which monitors do you want to use? Number, model, resolution, refresh rate (Hz)? Is FreeSync (AMD) or G-Sync (Nvidia) supported? (with link to manufacturer or price comparison please!)
HTPC: 1 monitor tower E505, 50″, FullHD, 60 Hz
Gaming PC: 1 monitor, 24″, FullHD, IPS, 60 Hz

5. Do you still have an old PC that parts can be reused? (with links to manufacturer specs or price comparison please!)
The HTPC motherboard is probably broken – it just shuts down after a short while and the LAN LED is blinking. So CPU + board + RAM need to be swapped.
Link to HTPC on geizhals.at.
The gaming PC’s graphics card is likely faulty – the GPU shuts down under load after briefly displaying a yellow bar pattern. The GPU must therefore be replaced.
Link to Gaming PC on geizhals.at.

Other additional material:

6. How much money are you willing to spend?

HTPC: ~350 for CPU, RAM, card
Gaming PC: ~300 if enough for a while, or as little as possible, even very good if used.

7. When do you want to buy the PC? As soon as possible or can you wait a few weeks/months?
Will soon be happy with the gaming PC
HTPC would also be nice if it was up and running again by Christmas.

8. Do you want to assemble the PC yourself or assemble it (by shop or volunteer)?
There’s even the man – when it comes to PCs.

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