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Need advise on buying a new PC for FFX-2
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I am interested in playing the game Final Fantasy X-2. However on my laptop with Core 2 Duo T7200 2.0GHz and Radeon X1300 I only get 20-30fps, which is totally not playable.

I am going to configure a new desktop and hope I will be able to run at 60fps.

As I'm new to emulators, I have some questions:

a) Is CPU frequency the most important?
b) How important is the graphics card?

I have a configuration list in mind, but I'm not sure if this will run FFX-2 smoothly.

Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) 2.66Ghz overclocked at 4.00GHz
Asus Rampage II Extreme Intel X58 (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard
Corsair XMS3 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 (1600MHz) Tri-Channel (TR3X6G1600C9)
XFX ATI Radeon 4890 XTX XXX Edition 1024M
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well, the i7 definitely will run it on software mode, and the ati card will run fine with the latest betas
in pcsx2 it is really important, however only if it is a good architectur (core 2 duo, etc). I think it is Dx
and the graphic card is important to run the games at higher resolutions, and with less errors in emulation (Dx10 works way better than Dx9)
My Laptop:
CPU: intel T4200 @ 2.0 ghz
GPU: Intel GMA X4500M
Ram: 3 Gb DDR2
SO: WinVista Home Premium // Windows 7 Ultimate x32
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(08-04-2009, 07:53 PM)marche1990 Wrote: well, the i7 definitely will run it on software mode, and the ati card will run fine with the latest betas
in pcsx2 it is really important, however only if it is a good architectur (core 2 duo, etc). I think it is Dx
and the graphic card is important to run the games at higher resolutions, and with less errors in emulation (Dx10 works way better than Dx9)

Should I choose a C2D CPU for it? e.g. E8600 overclocked at 4.6GHz? For graphics card should I stick with nVidia cards?
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#4
if you can afford the i7 it would be foolish to go for the E8600
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#5
You'd better buy a real ps2 if you are going to get a new pc just to play FF ;s and x2 sawks kawks ;x
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#6
Any processor that can go 3.4+ will run just about any ps2 game on PCSX2. If you can afford the i7 definitely go for it.
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#7
my advice- dont buy a pc just to play pcsx2
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(08-05-2009, 12:51 AM)nasageek Wrote: Any processor that can go 3.4+ will run just about any ps2 game on PCSX2. If you can afford the i7 definitely go for it.

ORLY?... So a P4 at 3.4GHZ would work as good as a C2D at 3GHZ? No.
AMD Phenom II 940 @ 3.6GHZ, 4GB PC8500 @ 1100MHZ, 4870x2 @ Stock.
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(08-05-2009, 01:56 PM)bmate Wrote: my advice- dont buy a pc just to play pcsx2

if a system is great for ps2 emulation, it will be great for almost anything else. you need a monster of a cpu, not that much but fast ram, a good gpu for higher resolutions and quite some hdd space for the isos of your games (and vista/win7), from my perspective good criteria for a new system Wink
CPU Core i5-3570K@3.4GHz | GPU Nvidia Geforce GTX 570 | RAM 8GB DDR-3 1600MHz CL9 | OS Win7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
EMU PCSX2 v1.1.0 r5645 | GS GSdx SSE4 r5632 | SPU2 SPU2-X r5559 | PAD LilyPad r5403 | CDVD cdvdGigaherz r5403
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#10
if you can buy an i7 buy one.
But to tell you the truth i have an intel core 2 quad q9300 2.5 mhz,2gb ram 1066mhz ddr2 and a nvidia geforce 9600gt with 1gb memory and i can play in pcsx2 every game i want.even the heavier ones like god of war 2.Also mention that i am playing at fullscreen with 1680X1050 resolution and all the time i get 50-60 fps without speedhacks(only in god of war 2 i need to enalbe one or two).
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