Dr. ogue Tomato wrote:
Thinking of building a PC for use as a home cinema, been looking at the AMD APU's are they any good? Or Should I just get a raspberry Pi and plug my external hard drive in it?
EDIT: Also I want to use it for netflix.
Yeah they're ok. Dont expect mega power but they do the trick for a simple HTPC. You could also look at Intel i3's and ITX motherboards.
On computer desks, they usually have that little slide draw for the keyboard, do you guys use that?
Nope, total waste of time and space. They often break, are too low, slide around on their own for no reason etc.
I use it.
Peter Crisp wrote:
ok thanks for the advice.
I'm not really all that bothered at the moment but I'm about to hopefully come into a bit of cash from the woolies compensation scheme (for the shocking job they did with our redundancies) and I was thinking for a second about maybe jazzing up my PC. The next game I'm looking forward to is Diablo 3 and by the looks of it my machine should handle that without modification but I'm a bit of a graphics whore at heart and I like to have things on maximum settings.
Would it be better to wait a couple of years and just build a completely new rig rather than spend now and only get a slight upgrade as I have no idea if any sort of Crysislike major leaps are expected.
I may have missed it, but I dont think you gave the rest of your PC specs. CPU, Socket, RAM would be nice and then we can offer something more useful to you.
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