I plan on getting a PS3, but...

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  1. Transdude1996
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    I don't know which model to buy.

    Okay, in short what's happening is that I eventually plan on getting a PS3. The problem is that there are bunch of PS1 and PS2 games I want to get as well. And before anyone asks, yes, I have checked and almost none of these games are available on PSN nor are they in any HD collection.

    So, my question is should I buy an original PS3 (Found a 60GB model used for $300), or should I buy a newer PS3 and emulate the PS2 games on my computer (I plan on making my own custom computer next year)?



    P.S.: I know someone is going to go after me for this, but I do plan on buying the PS2 games legally to play them on my computer (if that's the option you guys recommend).
     
  2. trumpet-205

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    My recommendation is to buy PS3 Slim and either PS2 Slim or emulation from PCSX2.

    PS3 exhibits a 2 frame (approx 30 ms) lags when dealing with PS2 games, be it emulated or original FAT PS3. This won't be a problem in RPG, but can be a problem in music or FPS game where precise timing is crucial. Running PS3 at 480i/480p will reduce this to a 1 frame lag, making it much less noticeable. Not to mentioned FAT PS3 aren't as reliable as Slim and Super Slim version.

    Since you want to do it legally, I just want to point out that PCSX2 requires you to use BIOS dump from PS2 you owned.
     
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    Also keep in mind that PCSX2 relies more on CPU power than GPU, so a dual or quad core CPU will be plenty, a Core i5 CPU or equivalent :P
     
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    Depends how you set it up. I did run PCSX2 on i3-2100 before and it was very smooth.
     
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    And the games. Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 are extremely CPU intensive. I run my games at 1080p.
     
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    Also depends on what it's clocked at. I have an i7 CPU, but it's only clocked at 1.6 ghz due to it being on a laptop.
     
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