Future PC Build Help

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  1. MajorasMoon78
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    MajorasMoon78 Newbie

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    Hey everybody. I have a few questions about a PC which I will be building in the near future. After using this site for months with help on homebrew, etc, and always seeing great help, I decided to finally make an account and ask for help on here.

    So I've been looking at custom PC builds for a while now, as I've been needing a good computer for a long time. I've come across a couple over on Gamers Nexus, and was wondering if either of them would be sufficient enough to run gamecube/wii games at full speed with the dolphin emulator at 1080p.

    http://www.gamersnexus.net/pc-builds/1407-ultra-budget-gaming-pc-april
    http://www.gamersnexus.net/pc-builds/1333-cheap-budget-titanfall-gaming-pc-kaveri

    I've also heard that Intel works better with emulators than AMD, so if needed, would this make either build powerful enough?

    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5...398381520&sr=1-1&keywords=intel+core+i5+3570k

    I'd honestly rather not spend the extra money, though I want a dedicated video card, so I would need one for the Titanfall one anyways.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Priyam

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    for emulaters like dolphin and pcsx2 ..Intel i5 4670k is currently the best processor and even a GPU like gtx 750 can handle them. But for PC gaming gtx 760/770 seems the bang for the buck.
     
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    Priyam Member

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    for PC gaming a fx 8350 oc will do
     
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    CompassNorth Denko (´・ω・`)

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    MrEl GBAtemp Regular

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    For low budgets, you can't go wrong with AMD + Radeon :)
     
  6. MajorasMoon78
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    Thanks for the help guys! I'd like to keep my price range around $500-600 considering I still need a monitor, but as long as it can run the emulator at 1080p, and I manage to land a summer job, I'd probably go up to $800-900. Also, just wondering, in that list you gave me was an i3 processor. The i5 is only $50 more, would that be worth it?
     
  7. Originality

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    I3 to i5 is effectively dual core with HT against true quad core. i5 can handle threaded tasks much better. Plus clock speed boosts.