So I have been asked by a friend to build him a cheap system that will allow him to emulate all consoles up to the Gamecube and PS2 era. He wanted a box he could carry around so I decided to order him a Bitfenix Prodigy since that's the model he liked the most.
I was just wondering if a GTX 550 ti (he also wants to watch 3D movies and already bought the glasses and is looking for a monitor that supports Nvidia 3D tech) would be enough to run most emulated games and watch movies on a big HD TV screen or if I should make the jump to a GTX 660 non-ti (where I live it's just $30 more than the GTX 560). The only thing turning me off from getting a better gpu is that he runs PC games at 1400x900 res, since he mostly plays Dota 2, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2. None of these games are GPU hungry so I feel that the GTX 660 would go to waste.
The rest of the system will be:
MOBO: Still looking for a good mini-ITX one.
PSU: Antec High Current Gamer 520m (this should fit without any problem in the Bitfenix Prodigy, right?)
HDD: 1 TB Barracuda.
Memory: 4 GB (2x2) Patriot Signature @1333mhz.