GPU &/or CPU Upgrade Fund

DarkXero Lv2

What’s this ?

My PC could really use an upgrade. I’m not looking to build a whole new rig, but I definitely need to swap out a few key parts like the CPU and GPU. With the XeroLinux Distro not coming back anytime soon, it’s crucial to put funds towards these upgrades where they truly matter.


As you can see from image above, the GTX 1080 (my current GPU) will be soon dropped from upcoming Open Module Drivers.. So I will be stuck with what it currently supports no future for me. As nVidia just announced it’s going full Open-Source. You can read more on >> This Article

What CPU ?

Well, I’m not looking for much. For the CPU, I’m considering an upgrade to either the Ryzen 7 5800X3D valued at $330 or the Ryzen 9 5950X valued at $452. Honestly, it doesn’t matter which one—I just need that extra boost for compiling stuff.

What GPU ?

That’s where things get a bit tricky. I’m still undecided between sticking with nVidia or switching to AMD. I am currently torn between the two. Now, I know most of you would recommend AMD because it’s hassle-free on Linux—and you’d be right. But as a content creator who relies on Cuda and nVidia‘s nVenc Encoder, I’m leaning towards sticking with nVidia.

However, if I do decide to switch to Team Red, I’d go for the RX 6950XT currently valued at $400 here. Otherwise, if I stay with Team-Green, it’s going to be the RTX 3090 valued at $595.


Upgrading the GPU is my top priority right now, as it will make the most significant impact. My current GTX 1080 is nearing its end-of-life, and I can manage with my Ryzen 5 3600X for a bit longer. So, if you can help me raise enough funds to upgrade the GPU and stay ahead in the Linux world, I’d be incredibly grateful. If we can raise enough for both upgrades, it would be a huge boost to my setup and productivity.

Every little bit helps, and if each of you who appreciates my work chips in just a few bucks, we’ll reach the goal in no time. Your support means the world to me, and it’ll make a huge difference in keeping my Linux-based content fresh and up-to-date. Thank you so much! To chip-in, click the floating button at the bottom left.

Thanks again for all your support, and here’s to making these upgrades happen together!

  • Title: GPU &/or CPU Upgrade Fund
  • Author: DarkXero
  • Created at : 2024-06-15 16:06:24
  • Updated at : 2024-07-19 23:07:51
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