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Minimum spec for a stable 60fps at 480p
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I am wanting to build a pc for my 480p crt tv which has component since modern graphics cards do not have support for component.

I have a 9800GT I can use for it but its old and I would need a good cooler for it, but wanted to save a bit on cpu so didnt want to splash out for a i7 or i5 if its not needed to run a game that intense.

I want to play games without framerate drops(unless the drops are emulation issues and not cpu issues) and do not plan to use filters just run game at 640 x 480 at most putting in a simple filter to smooth some jaggies(not that its needed)

System ram I assume isnt that important, I have 4 gig in my bedroom pc at moment but a unused 8 gig in cupboard somewhere so I can take that and put it in bedroom pc whilst using the 4 gig in a emulation rig.
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#2
The 9800GT will cut it for SOME games at 480, but not all. Ram is not that important, 4GB will be fine.

For a CPU, if you want to go the cheapest you can, get an Intel Pentium G3258 and overclock it.
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Yeah, OC the hell out of that Pentium. Also, I would try to get a gt740 and maybe try to find an adapter to hook it up to your TV.
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#4
Well I do have a 4870 x2 card but that is a real power hog and I just want ot to emulate.

I think certain 6870s have tv out but cant seem to find any.

I know regular 4870's do but they ran very hot, my old one ran 60 degrees idle.
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#5
Remember that PCSX2 is far more dependent on CPU than GPU, so if you are gonna spend money, best to spend it on the CPU.
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#6
Yeah that was why I was hoping 9800GT would be enough if I got a good cpu.

A 4870 can be bought for about £25 used which will work and my friend has a working spare 4870 x2 he can give me.

I do have a HDfury2 but cannot get it to work at all for my pc, works on my blu ray player and cable box no problem though.
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#7
4870 should be enough.

Just for my information, what are some games you wanna play? The G3258 will handle most games just fine in PCSX2, but a few, specially demanding ones that require software mode as well it might slow down on. So it's important to know.
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#8
The only demanding games will be Tekken 4, Tag and 5 but I suppose I can play them on my real hardware, it was more for savestates in rpgs like Suikoden 3 4 5, Tales Of series, Wild Arms series, Parappa games, Onimusha 2(I can play 1 and 3 on PC) Dragon Quest 8.

In essence games that werent re released on PS3 in HD versions since I have a PS3 to play them with.

Technically if I was also desperate I can just make some rips from my originals to run off my modded ps3 its just almost all rpgs I want to play.

That being said I may try some platformers like Jax Or Sly series but again can play them on real hardware, its just games where a a mistake can cost a lot of backtracking I want it for.

Oh maybe RE Code Veronica though I have PS3 version.

I dont mind paying £100 for a cpu, and rather have one that isnt under strain, I currently have a Pentium G series in bedroom which runs very cool(8 degrees cooler than my watercooled i7 even on idle) but notice cpu usage is a little bad even if theres no real slowdown i.e it says 18% just for firefox.

As long as I can get a motherboard under £40 I am fine, I have quite a few old matx cases here. etc
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#9
that's quite a lot of money for a few games...
Isn't your PS3 backwards compatible ?
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(10-21-2014, 09:43 PM)jesalvein Wrote: that's quite a lot of money for a few games...
Isn't your PS3 backwards compatible ?

Partly, its a EU model which isnt fully compatable despite being a launch 60 gig one, and all my games are imports.
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