Wait for hades canyon ?

Wait for hades canyon ?

ShinyGengar001
Feb 15, 2018
Hi i have $2000.AUD to spend on a pc.
My goal is to be able to emulate everything up to ps3. Should i wait for the hades canyon or can i build something better? Please note im in Australia and Amazon charges extra for shipping but a few sites i like are scorptec or Arc computers.

Thanks in advacne for any replies

» 5 Answers

  • CallmeBerto
    Feb 15, 2018
    You can build something A LOT better then an "hades canyon" for FAR cheaper.

    Since you want to do mostly emulation then you will need to buy the best CPU you can find. Right now that is the Intel i7 8700k. HOWEVER the next gen is right around the corner so you might want to wait it out and see what they have planned.

    As for RAM I would go with min 16 GB just to make sure there is no bottleneck. Are you going to be playing modern games? If so you might as well get a good GPU as well HOWEVER the prices on these is insane due to cryptocurrency mining so you might want to wait a few months on this.
  • ShinyGengar001
    Feb 15, 2018
    Thanks for your reply !.@callmeBerto

    And not really going to be playing modern games , im aiming for a pc that is small hence why i was going for the hades canyon.
  • Sarvesh50
    May 16, 2018
    a nuc is really small a mini itx board might be larger but cheaper and it would deliver more performance. I would recommend building a pc always before buying one.
    The prices of prebuild pcs arent worth it. and if you encounter a sweet deal with a great cpu and gpu they usually save cost on the motherboard ram or worse the psu :o
  • AdamFX990
    May 16, 2018
    It might be worth saving some money and going for a 8700 or Ryzen CPU than a 8700k if you're not planning to overclock (which it seems like you're not). Otherwise, the 8700k is just burning money.

    Mini itx is almost certainly the way to go if you want a small PC. While a good CPU is important for emulation, it does also rely on a video card capable of rendering the game. A 1050ti is quite well priced and would likely be powerful enough once PS3 emulation is nicely refined.
  • ShinyGengar001
    May 17, 2018
    Cheers for the info guys.