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    Cool Help with building a new pc for emulation.

    Hello i would simply like to know what you think would work better

    An
    I5 series either the ivy bridge or the haswell (iffy on haswell as it has higher temptures and if not all that much faster)
    HD 7750
    8gbs of ram

    or an

    Fx-8350
    8gbs of ram
    Hd 7750

    I have the rest of the stuff ram,psu,hdd etc, i just want to know what you guy think.

    will be getting a gtx-660 later on no matter what build what do you guys think, now for this i have heard amd runs fine that is why I am asking this, as i will also be editing and if i can get an amd fx 8350 that will be some great speed over the i5 in editing. but i just wanted some second opinions. and your guy's experiences with AMD and intel.
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    Default Re: Help with building a new pc for emulation.

    What type of emulation are you trying to achieve btw?

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    Default Re: Help with building a new pc for emulation.

    100% speed and minimal slowdowns. on most emulators from NES to dreamcast to gamecube to ps2

    And i am asking about amd becuase its not as much of a hole burner and i have had good experiences in the past.
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    Default Re: Help with building a new pc for emulation.

    I myself don't have much experience building PC's meant for emulation, Ive mostly made them the best I can within a budget and hope for the best, but in general Intel processors and Nvidia graphics are recommended. You could probably get away with good results with AMD, but graphics tend to be better on NVidia as far as emulation goes, even though I am an ATI fan myself.

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    Default Re: Help with building a new pc for emulation.

    I see, well from what i have seen so far, some of the emulators depend on single threaded performance and favor Intel, but i keep hearing the fx series is have good luck with the emulators guess ill look up some real life benchmarks on youtube, but i am leaning towards the intel i know the gpu weather i get a 7870 ot a 660 it wont matter much their performance is almost the same.

    Just really interested in the new fx series might wait for their next release them upgrade. but meh just wondering what experiences everyone had around here with the amd and intel respectively.

    Do you use AMD or Intel?
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    Default Re: Help with building a new pc for emulation.

    I love AMD, it has never done me wrong. Mind you, this is just my own personal opinion.

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    Default Re: Help with building a new pc for emulation.

    no... AMD + GC ='s bad!
    100% speed and minimal slowdowns. on most emulators from NES to dreamcast to gamecube to ps2
    There is only one way to do this. Get a 3750k or better CPU. the i7 will not help you, save the money. Make sure to buy a MB that is rated high in overclocking. Get a nice video card like a 660ti and over clock the cpu to 4.6 or 5.0. You may need a water cooler to hit that range. I have 4.6 stable on air ( got lucky ). If you dont want to Over clock you can not play dolphin at full speeds with high-end games. AMD will work for most emulators just fine but AMD is not good for dolpinh. The ps2 emulation is getting very fast now but intel chips are still better for it.

    tips, more then 4gb( even 2gb) in ram will not help you. Also more the 4 cores is a waste for emulation.
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    Default Re: Help with building a new pc for emulation.

    I did say i would be doing video editing too : D but thanks for the opnoion that was what i have been thinking it was along those lines ^.^

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    Default Re: Help with building a new pc for emulation.

    Sorry missed that, actually I didnt read your post ( ashamed ), yeah i7 for sure for editing and go for more ram. haswell is a bit new to tell yes... Go i7, you will not be disappointed
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    Default Re: Help with building a new pc for emulation.

    Out of my budget xD ill either go with an intel i5 or Wait for the evolution of amd, steamroller.

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