For those of you interested in low-power, small and/or cheap(ish) computing, check out this LattePanda/GTX1650 gaming-capable rig: youtube.com/watch?v=oXmqlDJTL5

It runs off of a 120W power supply, can run without the 1650 for daily use, and runs most mid-range games on high settings

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Most games are GPU bound and single-threaded these days, so that dual core 2.6GHz CPU won't hurt performance too much
The setup looks a little janky with the LattePanda sitting on top of the GPU, but this can probably be mounted into an enclosure and rearranged with a PCIe X4 ribbon

@gaeel it's interesting but it's still fairly expensive for what it is unfortunately :( I do like the idea that low power gaming rigs are getting closer to a practical reality

@electret Oh, it's certainly quite costly, but for that size and power consumption, it looks pretty good

As the author of the video says though, if you're looking for a cost-effective way to play video games, you're better off getting a second-hand Optiplex and chucking a cheap GPU into it

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