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$700 Gaming pc, PS2 and Wii emulator build

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August 23, 2012 12:39:10 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Hopefully by the end of the month

Budget Range: $700ish, not including monitor

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Emulating Wii and Ps2 games, may also play them on my 40" tv if that matters.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, separate from the budget. What do you think of this one?Insignia™ - 20" Widescreen Flat-Panel LED HD Monitor

Do you need to buy OS: No, I have an OEM of Windows 7

Location:Cary, Illinois, USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Amd Processors don't work well with dolphin

Overclocking: Would rather not overclock.

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1600 x 900

Additional Comments:Being able to run the games is the most important thing, I don't care about eye candy that much. I'm having Frys build it for $70, though I won't include that in the budget.
January 23, 2013 5:00:56 AM

Wow, sorry that no one ever replied to this thread.
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January 23, 2013 5:11:54 AM

For emulators your gonna want a strong Intel CPU because they are alot more heavy on the CPU than GPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $698.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 02:11 EST-0500)
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