So, for those of you who may know or may not know, my name is HiBoy, and I do online entertainment.
I have a youtube channel and a twitch channel under the name of HiBoyMC.
I used to run my channels with horrid video quality, due to recording on a laptop and such, waiting hours for videos to render laggy 5 frames per second videos to upload onto YouTube. So, I diligently saved $850 to be able to afford to buy my own gaming/editing computer from which I could create better quality videos for my viewers, and for a while, it worked. Life was good. I was able to record high quality videos, and even got to upgrade my equipment through the help of my viewers to be able to afford a Blue Yeti Microphone.
Then things took a turn for the worse.
One day, a power outage occured in my region, and so I decided to go ahead and clean my computer out. Upon reboot, I realized that my computer wouldn't post. After hours of waiting, the computer finally showed a fragmented, broken image onto my monitor. My video card has become broken. After a whole day of trying random tricks to try to get the computer to actually boot, I found the solution, which was to turn on the computer, leave it running blank for 30 minutes, then hit the manual reboot button over and over until the computer would actually post. Even then, I would have to be extremely careful, because opening any sudden application once windows loaded could launch the computer into a derezzed frenzy, causing me to force another reboot.
If this was just the case, I would be fine, but unfortunately it is not.
This has actually affected my hobby and joy of making videos and creating content for my viewers. There are many times when I would be in the middle of creating content, sometimes even live, and my computer would randomly shut down on me. For example, this happened during the MCFS Disaster Stream where we were trying to raise money for Oklahoma tornado victims. It made me inable to stream during my alloted 4 hours, and I put the entire marathon in jeopardy (Thank you Morgwen for taking over for me <3).
To make matters worse, there have been instances where my windows would become corrupted from the manual reboots, forcing me to reinstall windows entirely, losing vital footage, intro videos, music, programs, etc. This makes me inable to create consistent content, and is extremely frustrating.
So, I've been driven up a wall.
I feel as though I can't do anything about my current situation, and the only available alternative would be for me to try to raise money for a new video card. Unfortunately due to my current economic status I am unable to afford something that would be self funded, so I am in need of your help.
So here's how it's going to go down:
Starting from June 12, I am going to be streaming everyday to raise money for a new video card. During these streams I will be completing tasks that YOU, the donator, will be tasking me to do. The weight of each task, or the amount of work required, will be measured in the amount of minutes required to finish any one task. Donations will also be upgradable, and the donator will be able to add more tasks as they so desire. Donations will be awarded in Tiers listed below.
Here's the video card that I am saving up for:
The price to performance ratio is perfect for my current needs, and I would ideally like something that is future proof and that I wouldn't need to upgrade in the future. Unfortunately, the card also gets off sale on June 26, and can also be bought by anyone else at any time, so this is something rather urgent. Sales will come and go, but a deal like this is rather special. Thank you for understanding <3