Chrispy_ wrote:Are Biostar boards passable again? I went through a phase in the early noughties of getting stung by Biostar's low quality control. They practically disappeared from the UK market back then, too - indiciating that it wasn't just me returning a large percentage of faulty boards....
They've been practically nonexistent this side of The Pond for almost a decade, until a couple of years ago when they seemed to resurface. Competition at the low end is good, but "once bitten, twice shy" means they need to earn my trust back.
JustAnEngineer wrote:..In my AV stack, digital audio from most of my components is passed over HDMI to the TV and receiver.
ludi wrote:No gaming, no 4k, just ordinary HD video using Kodi, Hulu, YouTube. Suggestions on possible barebones [Intel] options?
DPete27 wrote:The Intel Graphics 610 (GT1) integrated into the Pentium G4560 has only 12 execution units. For $14 more, the Intel Graphics 630 (GT2) in the Pentium G4600 has 24 execution units. The Intel Graphics 530 in the Core i3-6100 also featured 24 execution units. This difference wouldn't matter if you were using a discrete graphics card, but if you intend to use the integrated graphics, I suggest getting a chip with at least GT2 capability.The Pentium G4560 for $73 is more-or-less equivalent to the i3-6100 Skylake with 2c/4t and good enough IGP.
derFunkenstein wrote:You guys and your good deals at MicroCenter. Nearest one to me is either Chicago or St. Louis - I'm almost exactly half-way between them. :-/