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building new pc
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my current system is

athlon x2 5600+
ati radeon 4850 512mb
2gb ram
some MSI motherboard I can't remember its name right now

and I've been thinking of upgrading to this

AMD FX 6100
Gigabyte Radeon HD7770OC 1GB
Gigabyte 970A-D3
4-8 gb ram

all that for about 350-400 euro

now...I'm pretty sure that the above system won't have a problem with any pc games that will be released in the next 2-3 years but what ps2 emulation?

could I do something better within that price range perhaps?

I was really dissapointed when I saw xenosaga 1 play at 35-50 fps and I'm hoping to get to full speed with the above setup
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The CPU should be very fine, But I'm not sure about the 7770...
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#3
Wait a few days that newer AMD FX are arriving in the market, you will find the FX-6300 that should be at least a 10% better than the 6100 and shoul cost only 10€ more.
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#4
It'll just be better to save up like 500-600 bucks and get a really nice decent system. But if you're set on upgrading to that then go for it. The 7770 is fairly good card for the price. You just have to make sure your PSU has a PCIE cord to go with it for the card. Also make sure your PSU is strong enough as well.
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i would still avoid buldozer from amd (for now) and go for a phenom II 960 (970,980,985 etc)
good quadcores and are faster clock for clock then the buldozers in general.

if you buy one of the higher numbers of th ephenoms (980 and up) you can hit 4 ghz with a small overclock easely and you can run almost anything emulators throw at you. (pcsx2 games will run most of the time ALWAYS full speed NO MATTER WHAT GAME, dolphin (gamecube/wii emu) can be a hard bargain with mario galaxy or any heavy game but the more lighter games should run nicely)

7770 isnt a bad card by all means but go for nvidea, emu's like bvidea Tongue2
not sure hwat the price range is but a gt 650 should fit in the bill nicely instead of the 7770

in the end its your choice ofcourse Smile
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(10-21-2012, 04:53 PM)fade2black001 Wrote: It'll just be better to save up like 500-600 bucks and get a really nice decent system. But if you're set on upgrading to that then go for it. The 7770 is fairly good card for the price. You just have to make sure your PSU has a PCIE cord to go with it for the card. Also make sure your PSU is strong enough as well.

"make sure your PSU is strong enough as well."

Now that is an important tip that no one ever mentions when people want to upgrade their GPU... SmileSmile
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(10-21-2012, 05:16 PM)ps2freak Wrote: "make sure your PSU is strong enough as well."

Now that is an important tip that no one ever mentions when people want to upgrade their GPU... SmileSmile

But he has a 4850 that consume something like 140W and the 7770 is around 100W, so in this specific case, it's not very important.
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(10-21-2012, 05:16 PM)ps2freak Wrote: "make sure your PSU is strong enough as well."

Now that is an important tip that no one ever mentions when people want to upgrade their GPU... SmileSmile

he has a 4850 and that needs a minimum of 500watt to function properly (total system wattage) (the box says 400 but to hell with that lol)
so i give my gpu advise based on that, the gt650 i adviced him to get need 450watt to function properly and is quite alot faster then the 4850 too.
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(10-21-2012, 05:20 PM)||dav1de|| Wrote: But he has a 4850 that consume something like 140W and the 7770 is around 100W, so in this specific case, it's not very important.

Look at my GPU... If I had a 400W PSU before buying it, I would have appreciatet if someone had at least mentioned it.
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(10-21-2012, 05:25 PM)ps2freak Wrote: Look at my GPU... If I had a 400W PSU before buying it, I would have appreciatet if someone had at least mentioned it.

but anyone with half a brain know that high end cards dont run with 400 watt psu's Wink
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