$700 Gaming pc, PS2 and Wii emulator build Tags: New Build Playstation Systems Product Last response: January 23, 2013 5:11 AM in Systems Share stryker34 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. More about : 700 gaming ps2 wii emulator build combine1237 January 23, 2013 5:00:56 AM Wow, sorry that no one ever replied to this thread. blake1243 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: $698.90 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 02:11 EST-0500) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWhich emulator to run console games? ForumN64 Emulation PC Forum$ 700 -$900 Gaming PC request / Advice ForumXBOX 360 Emulator ? ForumSmall budget home theatre pc that can handle ps2 emulator ForumMMR: The Honeymoon is Over for Nintendo's Wii ForumCan my pc run PS2 games ForumQuestion about Xbox 360 and emulator (s). ForumAbout ps3 Emulator ForumXbox 360 emulator Forum2009's most anticipated PC games ForumNewbie building a $600-$ 700 gaming rig ForumHTPC/ Emulator build ForumPS3 VS HIGH END PC ForumPC vs PS3 ForumFirst Build - ~$ 700 ForumIs the PC dying as a gaming platform??? ForumHTPC Mobo+CPU ~$150 ForumGaming Rig $1100 buying today Forum$1000 gaming build, how is it? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !