recommended arts for home theatre/ retro gaming rig

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  1. Dominator211
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    I'm looking into building a home theater PC and retro gaming PC for my family and it has to be mini ITX I'm looking at a Pentium Skylake for it but I'm wondering if anyone has any part recommendations for the graphics card or any other components for this rig.


    im going to be emulating wii games definitely hopefully in 1080p problably lots of consoles farther back too.
     


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    What is your budget? Preferred and absolute max if you can.
     
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    max 250

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    not the best but i olny have 150 in amazon account rn and i think i can break250 for my b day in march
     
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    You might want to raise it up. A lot. Especially if you want to run Wii games at playable rates.
     
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    Why not just get a Wii, and run older games on that?
     
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    UGH here we go again
     
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    Only 200? I got you fam.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CJptpg

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    Wait I have a better one with 8GB RAM. It will play Wii games just fine. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vBPrwV
     
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    Look at the updated list. I removed it, APU probably comes with one.
     
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    Yup all AMD APU's come with cooler.
     
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    are amd apus good unlike the intel side
     
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    Can't say I know much about Intel integrated graphics. Based on your budget I'd stick to AMD though. You also have an option to upgrade to a AMD HD 7750 or HD 6670 for a hybrid crossfire but do extensive research before doing so and if you can fit a GPU in that ITX case.

    #1 thing for a APU build is to get fast RAM because that will bottle neck your gaming performance (RAM is shared). The RAM recommended from @VinLark is too slow and your MB supports DDR3-2133... This is coming from an AMD guy.
     
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    i really should go amd esapiclly with this riezen thing
     
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    lol Rizen CPU's aren't even out yet
     
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    I was going with his budget. It was 250 and I couldn't find any faster RAM cheaper. If you can, help him out and build a part list then
     
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    Nothing really wrong with what you did but if you want to game with a A10 APU you need fast RAM
     
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    well going off amazon at the moment i found a nice Athlon and m bo for less the 100 bucks and this board supports up to ddr3 2000

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    emulation can be tough I get it but I've seen an Athlon 4 core in action with dolphin and it runs smash bros brawl well
     
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    Oh, which one?
     
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