New Gaming/Emulation Build Tags: New Build Emulation Systems Product Last response: January 28, 2013 6:26 PM in Systems Share mondilivise January 28, 2013 5:11:45 PM Hi Everyone, I'm thinking about moving to HD emulation for my PS2/Wii/Gamecube games and would also like to play recent and future games. My Budget is around $1,200 (can go up if it's worth it) and I will need everything but the monitor (the pc will be hooked to a 55" tv).I don't have any preference between AMD or Nvidia. Approximate Purchase Date: early February Budget Range: $800-$1,200 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Ps2-Wii emulation, Gaming Are you buying a monitor:No Parts to Upgrade: All, new uild Do you need to buy OS: Yes Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, Micro-center Location: Ashburn, Virginia Parts Preferences: N/A Overclocking: Maybe (No idea how to do it, but if it's easy, Yes) SLI or Crossfire: I don't know Your Monitor Resolution: 1920*1080 Additional Comments: The size of the Tower doesn't matter to me, and this will be my first Pc Build ( I'm planning to get help from friends and Youtube) And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: want to play my old games on HD Thanks for the Help! More about : gaming emulation build zared619 January 28, 2013 5:48:40 PM This system will do just about anything you want it to do. It doesn't overclock, but to be honest, I don't think you will really need it. It should take any modern game on in max settings. If you have any questions, just ask. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg) Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.78 @ NCIX US) Storage: Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.98 @ Newegg) Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHOS104-06 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Drive ($34.98 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($92.65 @ Amazon) Total: $1011.69 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 14:48 EST-0500) m 0 l mondilivise January 28, 2013 6:26:31 PM Thanks Zared619! I have a Micro-center close and they seem to have the i5 3570K for $189 + this Motherboard for $89.99 (combo deal I believe) : ]http://www.microcenter.com/product/387554/Z77_Extreme4_LGA_1155_Z77_ATX_Intel_Motherboard] can those two items be switched from what you have listed? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources ~$800 Gaming/Emulation Build Advice Forum SolvedNew System Build / Help Appreciated Forum SolvedBuild was water-damaged while in use. Any parts theoretically safe to use in a new build? Forum SolvedGeforce 770 install in new build causes no display Forum Solvedwill an upgrade windows 8.1 download work for a new build? Forum SolvedWhich Mini ITX Mobo for new Build Forum SolvedNew gaming build, need one last checkup. Forum SolvedGPU question for new build Forum SolvedQuestion about watercooling on my new pc build Forum SolvedNew Build Help $2000ish budget Gaming rig Forum Solvednew build specs help (urgent) Forum SolvedLooking for New Build for Work from home PC Forum SolvedNew build $300-$450 will it work? Forum SolvedNew pc build does not start :( Forum SolvedIs it worth it to upgrade to a GTX770? or should I just wait and build a new computer entirely? Forum SolvedNew build help Forum SolvedNew PC Build Forum SolvedHelp - Newbie here looking for answers on a new build pc that doesn't work Forum SolvedLooking at System Builder Marathon (or any other PC) for New Build Forum SolvedNeed suggestions for my new build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !