(10-11-2010, 01:09 AM)Sirkova Wrote: Hi, I was wondering if someone could recommend a CPU that would work best with the PCSX2 emulator and also be great for all round gaming. I'm building a computer at the moment and want a descent gaming computer but don't want to pay an insane price.
Also at the moment I own a Radeon 4770 HD which has crossfire support so I plan on purchasing a 2nd one would this help for playing the games?
I'm also planning on getting 4GB of RAM, I assume this is enough but thought I would be best to ask as well
Also any other recommendations to get the best performance is greatly appreciated!
For a CPU, I'd suggest that yo get either an i5 750 or an i5 760; whichever one is cheaper in your region.
Also make sure the mobo you get for it can overclock.
Here's a good link that'll explain how to overclock i5 CPUs, and gives a good recommendation for an aftermarket CPU cooler:
have to overclock your CPU, to get good speed in a lot of PS2 games, regardless of the one that you buy, from what's currently available to consumers.
The two CPUs I specifically recommended have the preferred internal architecture (in other words, Speed & Performance) for PCSX2 and Dolphin, as well as PC Games.
PCSX2 does not support multiple video cards.
I mean, it will work if you have more than 1 video card, but it will only use your primary video card and ignore additional video cards.
However, as you know, having 2 ATI or Nvidia Cards will, indeed, increase performance in PC Games, but I am unfamiliar with ATI's offerings, and can't give ya an accurate yay or nay on how the card you have will preform with PCSX2.
4 GB of RAM should be just fine.
Just make sure to get the 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Vista if you want to get an extra 5 FPS in Dolphin.
EDIT 2 >_<
I wouldn't bother with the current i7 line, because Hyperthreading needs to be disabled to get a high overclock in the i-series CPUs, and the extra performance you get from overclocking is better than having those 4 virtual-cores that hyperthreading provides.