How Well is this pc build

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  1. RevPokemon
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    I'm looking to emulate dolphin,ps2 and Wii at about 720p with a frame rate of at least 40

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Micro Center)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ Micro Center)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($67.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.99 @ Directron)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB FTW ACX Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($21.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($38.88 @ Amazon)
    Total: $599.78

    Also I hope to play some other games but emulation is my main objective. Also what do you think of this build?
     
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    You should be fine running at those rates, but you might want to consider an i7 for better performance, as your audio will be choppy.
     
  3. TheGrayShow1467

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    What's your budget? If its within $1100, then I have a build for you. It could probably run emulators a little faster.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/DubstepOracle/saved/KPfV3C
    It has some parts you can add or remove.
    Most stuff is on Amazon to take advantage of Amazon Prime.
     
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    Well I do consider using an i7 but according to what I've read I heard that upgrading isn't worth the money due to the fact that the difference isn't that major compared to i5 processors. Also my budget is 600 to 700 although I prefer closer to six
     
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    Your build should be fine, it can do what your looking for... My build is mainly centered toward PC gaming with emulation on the side...
     
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    Also u think now know JD ditch the WiFi network adapter to use an usb adapter
     
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    Why the expensive wireless card? That .A is not a typo for .AC by the way. Do not get me wrong, if I never have to see another piece of Belkin junk then I will be thrilled, however I am not really seeing it here, especially not when you can probably slice a bit off that and put it into the PSU (even if it is just a slightly more efficient one), which is fine but I do not like capping off half nice builds with cheap supplies.
    Equally is ethernet over powerline not an option?

    Otherwise it looks like things will fit together, afraid I did not visit the graphics card charts as part of this though. You have good deals as well by the looks of things, I hope you don't get bitten by shipping or the nonsense that is rebates and about the only thing I might be able to shave a couple of dollars (quite literally just a couple though) is the RAM.

    Equally 1TB might be more than you have now but start playing in emulation of PS2 vintage consoles and watch it disappear. Whether you want to dump it into a SSD and live off network or external storage is a different matter though.
     
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    I guess I can just use either net its just I'm really not that much of an expert in that area. I may use a 380W Antec Earthwatts as the PSU and it is more mangable without the WiFi adapter. Also for storage I do plan to use the cloud for files ( using moga that offers 50 GB per account all for free as I have used moga for a year or so) and also use external storage
     
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    If you're still looking for a build try this
    I noticed you use Micro Center so you probably have one nearby if you want to overclock in the future just get a Z97 if not just go with a H97. Asus and ASRock are great brands.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 Low Profile Blue 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.99 @ Directron)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($217.29 @ Directron)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $692.23
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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