Cheap dolphin box?

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  1. Mikemk
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    Does anyone know a way to have cheap 1080p Wii- and PS2- emulation in a box hooked up to the TV? I can handle software, just looking for hardware. Building it like a computer would be too expensive.

    By cheap, I mean <$100

    This is for a Christmas present.
     


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  3. Mikemk
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    then youll have to get some kind of andriod box.
     
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    For less than $100? Not possible unless you get really lucky.
     
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    Craigslist or kijiji. A really old Mac Mini may be able to handle it, I don't know.
     
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    a 100$ machine will currently not be able to play shadow of the collossus in an enjoyable way.

    I have a 4,5 GHz i5 and a 980Ti on it and can barely get 30 FPS. that system alone is 1000$.

    dolphin is fine with integrated graphics (tested on intel HD 4000), but do not expect to set internal resolution anything above 720p.
    with a 100$ rig you are very limited. a full gaming system can run dolphin and ps2 just fine, but that is way above your budget.
     
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    Weird, using a Core i5 3570 with 2 GB GPU and 8 GB of RAM. Dolphin 5.0 runs amazing, are you sure you're not using an old version?
     
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    Even a Hip Street PC2Go is $200, and I'm pretty sure it can't run Dolphin.

    It might be cheaper to buy an old Wii with a busted disk drive, Letterbomb it, then install a loader with all the games on a USB drive or a really big SD card.
     
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    You'll have to invest a bit more than 100usd.
    PS2 emulation is comparatively less taxing than Wii.

    Get a Haswell Pentium G3258, 8GB of RAM and other peripherals like an HDD etc, and buy the best graphics card you can. Obviously, all these parts shall be used. But IPC of your CPU is important hence definitely get the G3258.
    Try to get a GT730 or something
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    donnt forget an hdmi converter or component cable.. the composite (yellow rca plug) is really bad,,,
     
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    That's too expensive, and even the 740 struggles in a lot of Wii games.

    I'll just wait a few years then.
     
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    That's not too big. My gaming rig is an Optiplex 620 with a Ge Force 730 and a custom Shell. It might be a tad bigger than a XBox One but looks very console size under my TV. The optiplex in that ebay link would have been decent, provided you give it GPU and CPU upgrades. Otherwise just buy a NVidia Shield TV console.
     
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    are used parts an option?
     
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    I have this lol(G3220 instead of G3258 tho lol)
     
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    Yes, and if possible, you can try to get the skylake pentiums for the same price, which could benefit you thanks to higher ipc
     
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    but if you get all the parts used for alot less off of ebay, craigslist, other people you know and so on.

    No clue but what would the results on Dolphin and the PS2 emu be?
     
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    it won't be a huge difference but if you can find them for around the same price i suggest you get the newer one not only because the slightly higher IPC but it is also a newer platform and will be beneficial when you possible decide to upgrade 3 years from now