(04-12-2009, 09:29 AM)agentghost Wrote: Hi,
a friend of mine, after seeing how good Metal Gear Solid 3, Shadow of the Colossus and God of War I/II run on PCSX2 hi res on my Q6600, wants to build a new computer to run these games smoothly. Granted, he has an old Pentium IV with Geforce4 Titanium series on it. I think he would need something like 4Ghz dual core to run PCSX2 at a good frame. Overclockability is also something to be desired.
If you guys have any suggestion on what component he should buy, please advice (motherboard, cpu, videocard, etc.) His budget is around $1,000-$1,200. This computer will be doing video editing too so...
My computer can run a PCSX2 game pretty well (The only 2 I was able to try so far are Fatal Frame and FFXII however) I don't drop below 60 fps if my settings are set right. I'm pretty sure you could get a decent comp for 1kish I've spent a ton of money on mine but I bought it a while ago and upgraded the proc. (By the way disregard the fact that I have SLI'd 8800GTX's I haven't seen any evidence that these help with frame rates in PCSX2)
Usually I use settings:
Windowed Direct 3D 10 (hardware) blend bff 4:3 1024x1024 internal res NLOOP hack Texture filtering on everything else off on GSDX 887 MSVC 15.00, SSE41 and I use the default settings on SPU2-X 1.1.0. I don't have any speedhacks on and I use default options in advanced options.
You might be able to go i7 for that budget but i haven't kept up with new stuff so I can't say how it'll be. It would probably be more future proof though.
Not sure how it'll do for advanced video editing but I do some basic video editing with mine and it goes fine but heres something I'm looking up assuming you don't need a monitor or keyboard/mouse:
I Hit about $1,004.93 when shipping to Illinois so you can probably go for higher with a 1.2k budget, but this should get you playable framerates in PCSX2
Edit: erm it didn't put my links???? sec editing.
Was gonna put it in a newegg wishlist but it wont show up as public, oh well.
Cooler Master 690 case
9800 GTX+ 512MB card
750 watt pc power and cooling psu
- it actually peaks at like 810 watts 750 is constant. I've always had good results with PC power and cooling PSUs
DDR2 1066 memory
- It has a memory fan too, but you can knock off 10 bucks by getting rid of it if you search for OCZ platinum. You might want to grab 8 gigs if you're going to be doing serious video editing though, in which case you'd have to jerk around with the timings of this memory a bit.
a 780i motherboard
- Umm you can change up the chipset and such if you really want to. I've never had problems with my EVGA 780i
Q9550 core 2 quad
- Since you're doing video editing you might need a good deal of space.
Like I said its about $1,004.93(In the US) so you have a bit of leeway for upgrades but its something to start with.
and if you're going to be ocing it leaves some room for an aftermarket heatsink.