find a cheap pc that will run shadow

  • 3 October 2021
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Hi guys I need help finding a cheap pc that will run shadow 

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Hey @Byron brown 
I personally bought a cheap refurbished office PC with an intel i5 4th gen. That runs Shadow pretty well.

I wanted a bit more (not required to run Shadow), so I threw in a gtx 1660. There were a few complications with that, which you might want to pay attention to when buying your PC and plan to use a graphics card. The graphics card didn’t fit the case, so I am currently using a PCIe riser cable and my graphics card is hanging out of the PC case. The next problem was that the power supply of the office PC doesn’t provide enough power to the graphics card and it doesn’t have the correct cables to plug it in. The motherboard requires the power supply tho, so I couldn’t just swap the PSU out, as the motherboard requires 2 x 12V. So what I did was hooking up a different, better, newer PSU to the graphics card. I ended up needing two different power supplies to run the PC. Runs without any problem tho. Looks cheap, was cheap, but works and is also a bit cool to be honest. 


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I've got an Intel NUC 8i5BEH (mini PC of 10*10CM :) so easy on the desk)

Intel® Core™ i5-8259U CPU @ 2.30GHz (it's i5 Gen 8)
Running with integrated Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 655
HyperX SO-DIMM DDR4 16GB RAM running at 2400MHz
Samsung SSD NVMe 970 - 500GB
For the above, I paid around 500 EUR beginning of the year.

And then a nice Philips gaming monitor 278M1R to finish it off.

It's running very nicely for me :)