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PC parts list for emulation gaming

marhoy

New member
Hi,

I’ve put this spec together as I’m wanting a pc to connect to a tv mainly to use as an emulator running something like launch box or retro arch. I’d like to go up to GameCube and ps2 level emulation. If anyone has any expertise in this area and has any thoughts I’d appreciate the feedback.

SHARKOON SHARK ZONE C10 MINI-ITX GAMING CASE
Intel® CoreTM i5 Six Core Processor i5-9600K (3.7 GHz) 9 MB Cache
ASUS® STRIX B360-I GAMING: Mini-ITX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (1 x 16GB)
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1660 - HDMI, DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!
240GB ADATA SU630 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (520MB/R, 450MB/W)
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE NOT REQUIRED
CORSAIR 450W VS SERIESTM VS-450 POWER SUPPLY
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Lite 120 High Performance Liquid Cooler
COOLER MASTER MASTERGEL MAKER THERMAL COMPOUND

Thanks
 

neewhom

Silver Level Poster
Should have no problem running ex-gen console emulators on this, may even be overkill - though it would allow you to play some actual PC games as-well with this build if you ever wanted to.
 

marhoy

New member
Thanks for the advice. I thought it might be a bit overkill but wanted to check. I guess the GPU would be the limiting factor in any new games? What would you trim down to save cost if you had to?
 

Oussebon

Moderator
Moderator
What's the budget and what does the spec above cost?

Will help suggest trimmings / any rebalancing
 

marhoy

New member
Current spec is £1100. I guess bringing the processor down would save money but I’ve heard some emulators can be quite intensive and prefer running from one core
 

Oussebon

Moderator
Moderator
Note that the 9400F is only 500MHz slower on boost clocks, but £100 cheaper.

You'll probably want RAM in dual channel (2x8gb), and 2666MHz if it's on offer.

For the SSD, get the SX6000 from the M.2 menu
 
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