My old HTPC is about really for an upgrade. I'm about to replace the mobo, processor, ram, and add an M2 SSD. It currently runs Windows 7 as I used WMC for the TV tuner but that's dead now... I'm thinking since I mostly watch everything streaming via the browser now, I'd go with Linux on the refresh. Any recommendations on a good Distro for a HTPC? Also a good TV tuner and software combo that works?
@hund it's an Athlon 5050e with 6GB of RAM. Graphics is Raedon R7 240 with 2GB of memory.
It struggles with 1080P 60FPS which seems to be where most are going with content now.
I'd like to stick with AMD for the better integrated graphics so I'll have some future 4k abilities, but dang where did the budget silicon go? Maybe now is a bad time to upgrade...
@hund that's about $300 for just the processor. Also, for a low end compact machine, I think a Ryzen 3 should be sufficient but it seems like they are all priced way out of wack right now. A 3200G was around $100 which would be perfect, but now is like $200... I might wait it out.
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