I’ve probably asked this a bunch of places (maybe even here?) and keep forgetting to save or bookmark the information, but -
A coworker of mine gave me a Ryzen 2400G processor. I think by now most of the motherboards that use it have the latest BIOS pre-installed (before that, you needed to get a loaner from AMD to install the update), so I’m not too worried about that. As long as I get some decent DDR4 memory and an OK power supply I think it’ll work out OK.
But, better value be damned, I’m not really looking to do a lot of actual PC gaming on it. Indie games, sure, but mostly I wanna use it for emulation (up to/including Wii and PS2, hopefully) and maybe streaming/capture. The processor’s integrated graphics are surprisingly decent, but would I be better off grabbing a low end card to go with it? A 1050 or whatever the AMD equivalent is?
Honestly I’d be fine using the integrated card, but I guess if I can stream it to my Shield TV, it might be worth getting an Nvidia card to go with.