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Currently I have a low profile HP PC running my build.  The specs are I5-2500 @3.30ghz, 16gb ram and a Geforce GT610 1gig GPU.  I'm running MAME, retroarch (NES, SNES, NES64, GENESIS) and Daphne emulators.  Currently my PC will slow down when playing MetalSlug through Mame.  I'm also trying to include some Taito Type X arcade games that you can find online.  I have Street Fighter 2 "working" but it only plays at low res on a 20inch monitor.  Of course I'd like to also get a larger monitor for this build and play it at full res.  So all that being said I'm limited in video card choices with the low profile case.  I'm wondering if the attached card would be sufficient with my build to play what I currently have running?  Also what kind of head room with emulators would I have?  If this would be enough I'll pull the trigger on one by Christmas but if not then I may be looking at trying to port out my parts into a full size case of some sorts.  I don't have a cabinet build or I would look at just ditching the case all together. 

 

Thanks in advance for any advice you may have!

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I have a low profile 740 and it works great for all my emus and even arma 3. bought it since it was cheaper then the 750. but if u can, then go for the 50 or higher with a low profile. did you buy a modder system from one of the guys at BYOAC?

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Currently I have a low profile HP PC running my build.  The specs are I5-2500 @3.30ghz, 16gb ram and a Geforce GT610 1gig GPU.  I'm running MAME, retroarch (NES, SNES, NES64, GENESIS) and Daphne emulators.  Currently my PC will slow down when playing MetalSlug through Mame.  I'm also trying to include some Taito Type X arcade games that you can find online.  I have Street Fighter 2 "working" but it only plays at low res on a 20inch monitor.  Of course I'd like to also get a larger monitor for this build and play it at full res.  So all that being said I'm limited in video card choices with the low profile case.  I'm wondering if the attached card would be sufficient with my build to play what I currently have running?  Also what kind of head room with emulators would I have?  If this would be enough I'll pull the trigger on one by Christmas but if not then I may be looking at trying to port out my parts into a full size case of some sorts.  I don't have a cabinet build or I would look at just ditching the case all together. 

 

Thanks in advance for any advice you may have!

Hi, I read here you mention Metal Slug has some slow downs, and you have a really nice PC for retro gaming, a i5 3.30 ghz with a basic GPU should be enough.

Now, I imagine the slow downs you mention doesn't have anything to do to CPU or GPU, Metal Slug and some other games has slow downs even in the real consoles, that's why there's some hacks to overclock the game, like Metal Slug 2 Turbo:

http://blog.system11.org/?p=1442

 

Here is a video showing the game after the patch:

https://www.google.com.br/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjw7LLFzr7PAhXGEZAKHSHCAV8QtwIIIzAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D9bviCM8YDRQ&usg=AFQjCNF_rY2XiJpIB1e0A0eLgtKZsav90g&sig2=RPymHQ72imvX3zDWNuwFJw&bvm=bv.134495766,d.Y2I

 

When you mention slow down, would be something like that or for some other reason there's a total slowdown in your games?

If so, maybe we can check some other configs and figure out what is causing it.

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That MSI gtx 750 ti is only 130 bucks on newegg.  I think I'll pick one up here within the next few months hopefully.  From what I can find it seems that the 750 ti is the best I can get in a Low Profile style. 

 

@Aorin,  Thanks I will definitely take a look at what you posted!  It would be great to take care of the metal slug issues because it would be fun to play those now!  I've only noticed it in the metal slug games and they start out fine.  But after you play for a few minutes and there is a lot going on within the screen it just "slows down" a bit.  Like it's struggleing.  It's still playable but also noticeable.  Also if I try and play the taito typeX street fighter II on higher resolution settings it would also go from playing fine to Slowing down to a crawl. 

 

EDIT: will that patch work for a rom?  From what it looks like it is for the actual cart. 

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   No I didn't buy anything from anyone.  I built this out myself.  I've been playing with it for the last 6 months or so.  I want to build a cabinet for it eventually but it may be a while so I've just been working on the hardware and getting the software and games sorted out and functioning. 

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That MSI gtx 750 ti is only 130 bucks on newegg.  I think I'll pick one up here within the next few months hopefully.  From what I can find it seems that the 750 ti is the best I can get in a Low Profile style. 

 

@Aorin,  Thanks I will definitely take a look at what you posted!  It would be great to take care of the metal slug issues because it would be fun to play those now!  I've only noticed it in the metal slug games and they start out fine.  But after you play for a few minutes and there is a lot going on within the screen it just "slows down" a bit.  Like it's struggleing.  It's still playable but also noticeable.  Also if I try and play the taito typeX street fighter II on higher resolution settings it would also go from playing fine to Slowing down to a crawl. 

Oh yea, the slow down you mention in Metal Slug when there's lots going on is the game itself, it doesn't have to do with your CPU or GPU, the link I provided earlier has more info about it, and there's patched Metal Slug roms to avoid this slow down, now the Taito Type X slow downs in High Resolutions, this one actually has to do with the GPU, if you upgrade the GPU it should run fine.

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Currently I have a low profile HP PC running my build.  The specs are I5-2500 @3.30ghz, 16gb ram and a Geforce GT610 1gig GPU.  I'm running MAME, retroarch (NES, SNES, NES64, GENESIS) and Daphne emulators.  Currently my PC will slow down when playing MetalSlug through Mame. 

 

Many mame version have sliders to overclock the cpu (not your real cpu but the emulated one), it really helps with games that have slowdown such as metal slug 2 or double dragon.

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