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Re: Intel Centrino Duo 1,8Ghz VS Intel Pentium 4 - 3,06 Ghz???
06/10/12 06:05 AM


> I would not by a PC but just the ideal components:
>
> Motherboard (what processor / how much RAM in the best case?)

4GB is fine for MAME on 64-bit Windows 7. Windows 7 likes RAM. As far as I know, MAME by itself won't take up much more than 512MB at worst, and that's when running one specific Konami game that I can't recall the name of (EDIT - the game is called Gaiapolis). Besides the game, MAME only loads the parts of itself into memory that are required for emulating the game you're running.

CPU and mobo, don't know, not into the latest tech until I can afford it.
Buy the fastest CPU you can afford. Don't waste a ton of money on an extra 3-400 MHz, once you're past 3GHz on a modern CPU the few games that you won't be able to play require a CPU that doesn't exist yet anyway.
AFAIK something like 5 or 6 more games from the 90's become playable if you overclock past 4GHz, you decide if it's worth it.

> Grafic-card (which one with a S-Video would be the best choice and are they still
> available?)

This is difficult, modern video cards only have digital outputs, S-video is analog. My old 9800GTX+ has S-video but you can get away with a cheaper card than that, a 9500 GT (or even 8600/8800 GT) will do fine if you can find one. Not sure when they stopped making video cards with analog TV-out, probably some time during the GTX 2xx series.

EDIT - from a quick image search, some GTX 260 models have analog TV output. That's a fine card and should be easier to find than the older ones I mentioned.

I don't know anything about ATI cards.

> SSD (how much for M.A.M.E. only, no console emulation, 64GB?)

You'll see close to 0 benefit from running MAME off of an SSD. 64GB is too small for anything.

The Crucial M4 drives seem nice, they get good reviews. If it's going to be your only drive I'd go for at least 512GB. Those things cost a lot of money though. Otherwise get a 128GB SSD just for Windows and keep MAME on a second, conventional drive.

> Sound-card

Not necessary, on-board sound is fine on modern motherboards. No idea what people buy nowadays. I like my X-Fi Titanium.

> Power supply

Anything that gets a good review here:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/page/power

Google "power supply calculator" to get an idea of what kind of wattage you'll need. Do not skimp on the power supply, get a good quality 80+ certified one with a good bit of headroom (say an extra 200 watts) that way it'll last longer and run more efficiently.

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* Intel Centrino Duo 1,8Ghz VS Intel Pentium 4 - 3,06 Ghz??? Hannes 06/07/12 05:43 PM
. * Re: Intel Centrino Duo 1,8Ghz VS Intel Pentium 4 - 3,06 Ghz??? mesk  06/09/12 08:09 PM
. * Re: Intel Centrino Duo 1,8Ghz VS Intel Pentium 4 - 3,06 Ghz??? Hannes  06/09/12 08:55 PM
. * Re: Intel Centrino Duo 1,8Ghz VS Intel Pentium 4 - 3,06 Ghz??? Sune  06/09/12 10:20 PM
. * Re: Intel Centrino Duo 1,8Ghz VS Intel Pentium 4 - 3,06 Ghz??? Hannes  06/09/12 11:32 PM
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. * Re: Intel Centrino Duo 1,8Ghz VS Intel Pentium 4 - 3,06 Ghz??? Hannes  06/10/12 01:12 AM
. * Re: Intel Centrino Duo 1,8Ghz VS Intel Pentium 4 - 3,06 Ghz??? redk9258  06/10/12 12:03 AM
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