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    Hi, I want to run games on Dolphin. I am wondering if this PC build would be good to run the games listed below.

    Games:
    Twilight Princess (GC)
    Wind Waker
    Xenoblade Chronicles
    Smash Bros. Melee
    Smash Bros. Brawl

    I don't need them on max settings. I just need them to run smoothly.

    Build:

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 (planning to overclock)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT
    RAM: G. Skills RAM 8GB (2x4GB)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive
    Graphics Card: MSI Radeon R7 250X 2GB Video Card
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer

    Total: $474.86

    Please critique my build and suggest some of your own builds.

    P.S. Do I need a sound card for my motherboard?
    Last edited by xernas12; March 20th, 2015 at 19:55.

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    Default Re: Wondering about my PC Build

    run, then you are good, play, think again.

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 (planning to overclock)
    You could put this on water and a 3750k will kill it (none over clocked). Emulation is 4 times better on intel.


    RAM: G. Skills RAM 8GB (2x4GB)
    For emulation you dont need any more the 2GB so get whatever you like.


    Graphics Card: MSI Radeon R7 250X 2GB Video Card
    Should be fine.



    Everything else is irrelevant. Also stay away from i7's, they will not help you and cost more. No emulator uses more then 3 cores so no need to go over 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ulaoulao View Post
    run, then you are good, play, think again.

    You could put this on water and a 3750k will kill it (none over clocked). Emulation is 4 times better on intel.


    For emulation you don't need any more the 2GB so get whatever you like.


    Should be fine.



    Everything else is irrelevant. Also stay away from i7's, they will not help you and cost more. No emulator uses more then 3 cores so no need to go over 4.
    An i5 is around $200 and I am on a budget. Does that mean I should get AMD Athlon x4 860k?
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    The AMD Athlon x4 860k is a great cpu! but Emulation uses intel core technologies to preform faster. Even emulators going far back (except for mame) prefers AMD. Mame makes two versions, one for each. If you want to play at good speeds you must go with an Intel chip set. If you can not afford it, you will always be fighting the (why can't it just go a bit faster!!!). I gave in 4 years back and will never emulate on an AMD again. I had that AMD monster up to 5GH stable and when I got the 3750k it out preformed it at the stock voltage.
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    Very biased opinion of me but go with Intel.

    I had AMD pc's last 10 years or so. My i5-4670k is probably the happiest I ever been with a PC. The last time I could say I liked and AMD processor was when the Athlon 64 x2 came out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulaoulao View Post
    The AMD Athlon x4 860k is a great cpu! but Emulation uses intel core technologies to preform faster. Even emulators going far back (except for mame) prefers AMD. Mame makes two versions, one for each. If you want to play at good speeds you must go with an Intel chip set. If you can not afford it, you will always be fighting the (why can't it just go a bit faster!!!). I gave in 4 years back and will never emulate on an AMD again. I had that AMD monster up to 5GH stable and when I got the 3750k it out preformed it at the stock voltage.
    Could an i3 4150 with an MSI Radeon R7 250 X video card be able to run Xenoblade okay?

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    The video is not that important, I'm not in to the radeon scene much but I here it's a good choice. The i3 4150 should do well, it may struggle on the LLE sound so HLE is the best bet. HLE is much improved now so your ok.

    game tweaks and tests

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    New to the emulator scene I can't imagine you needing anything big for a pc to run these games?

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    You should be be able to run those games fine with those specs

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    i only have 4GB, can i play it?

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