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Recommended hardware specs for a Micro ATX PC build

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HI all, I am not sure what section of the site this kind of topic should go but this subforum seemed appropriate. I am looking to build a new PC in a Micro ATX case to install Hyperspin into, and be able to play at least up to PS2 era emulation. I am not super familiar with what processor and video card / memory might be needed regarding this as far as specs go, and am looking for some recommendations. Of course I'd love to build to the latest and greatest specs, but hoping to limit the build to specs that would be acceptable to emulate all the systems I am hoping to run.

 

Things I already have are: a Micro ATX case, a high powered quiet 700W power supply, all my ROMS (which covers everything up to PS2 (chronologically) more or less), two Xbox 360 wireless controllers and a MS wireless usb receiver for the controllers. Any suggestions would be appreciated, and thanks.

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I use a mini /micro mother board in a low, blocky mastercooler case.

I don't remember exactly what I have, but it can run modern PC games at max settings at high frame rates.

I didn't ask here though. I just looked up "best gaming PC builds 2015" and read a handful of articles from sites like Toms Hardware and PC gamer etc...

I went with their best gaming budget builds which range between 400 to 600. Mine was about 600 + the OS.

Mine is micro motherboard. 8 gigs of the best ripsaw (or riptooth) ram? The i3 CPU they said was best to go with, AMD R9 280 card...

I don't even remember what else goes into a computer? Ah, low mini case so it can't tip over in the cab. Windows 7 (now Win 10 which seems to run even better)

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my bartop runs ok

 

Intel Core i3-2120 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail

Asus P8H61-I Intel H61 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard

PNY GTX460 1GB GFX card

BeQuiet Pure Power L8 530W '80 Plus Bronze' Modular Power Supply

Corsair Value 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz

G-Skill 64GB 2.5” SSD

Samsung 1TB 2.5” HD

 

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

 

might want to up the gfx to at least a 560ti for ps2 though

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HI all, I am not sure what section of the site this kind of topic should go but this subforum seemed appropriate. I am looking to build a new PC in a Micro ATX case to install Hyperspin into, and be able to play at least up to PS2 era emulation. I am not super familiar with what processor and video card / memory might be needed regarding this as far as specs go, and am looking for some recommendations. Of course I'd love to build to the latest and greatest specs, but hoping to limit the build to specs that would be acceptable to emulate all the systems I am hoping to run.

 

Things I already have are: a Micro ATX case, a high powered quiet 700W power supply, all my ROMS (which covers everything up to PS2 (chronologically) more or less), two Xbox 360 wireless controllers and a MS wireless usb receiver for the controllers. Any suggestions would be appreciated, and thanks.

Do I hear another Console kid on the block?? :)

Sounds like you are off to a good start. I went overboard on mine (in my signature) but the suggestion above is pretty good.

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What would be your budget? i think that would help with suggestions.  For some people, not a lot is $300, $500 or $700.

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