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Re: $6,000 Gaming PC that can play every game in MAME at full speed
03/07/17 05:45 AM


Before dropping $309 on an i7, consider a Pentium G3258 for $73...
http://www.outletpc.com/ao2466-intel-pentium-g3258.html

Compare both CPUs overclocked to 4.5GHz...
http://mameui.info/Bench.htm

You can easily overclock the G3258 to 4.0GHz or 4.2GHz (the same as the i7-6700K turbo speed)

You can run it on an $87 motherboard...
http://www.outletpc.com/kv9369-asrock-z97-anniversary-motherboard.html

The CPU + MB you picked = $463
The CPU + MB I picked = $160
Savings = $303

The i7 is probably more future-proof, especially if MAME becomes even more multi-threaded (the G3258 is dual core) but it's up to you to decide if it's worth $300 more.

If you're overclocking inside of a closed cabinet, you may need to get an aftermarket CPU cooler (for overclocking either CPU). The stock coolers may not cut it. This seems like a good choice...
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

Also, I always recommend using a case (even a really cheap case) because the case exhaust/intake fans are an important part of the cooling. Air has to move through the case to cool the motherboard chipset heatsinks and it also helps move hot air away from the CPU and GPU coolers. Without the case airflow, the hot air just hangs around the hot spots.


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* $6,000 Gaming PC that can play every game in MAME at full speed? Big Karnak 09/13/16 07:44 PM
. * Re: $6,000 Gaming PC that can play every game in MAME at full speed Haze  09/14/16 12:48 AM
. * Re: $6,000 Gaming PC that can play every game in MAME at full speed B2K24  09/13/16 08:15 PM
. * Re: $6,000 Gaming PC that can play every game in MAME at full speed Big Karnak  09/14/16 03:49 AM
. * Re: $6,000 Gaming PC that can play every game in MAME at full speed R. Belmont  10/17/16 04:56 PM
. * Re: $6,000 Gaming PC that can play every game in MAME at full speed GatinhoModerator  03/06/17 07:46 AM
. * Re: $6,000 Gaming PC that can play every game in MAME at full speed krick  03/07/17 05:45 AM
. * Re: $6,000 Gaming PC that can play every game in MAME at full speed Haze  03/07/17 07:02 PM
. * Re: $6,000 Gaming PC that can play every game in MAME at full speed Traso  10/20/16 05:38 AM
. * Re: $6,000 Gaming PC that can play every game in MAME at full speed R. Belmont  10/24/16 08:18 PM
. * Re: $6,000 Gaming PC that can play every game in MAME at full speed Traso  10/25/16 12:20 AM
. * Re: $6,000 Gaming PC that can play every game in MAME at full speed R. Belmont  10/26/16 09:05 PM
. * Re: $6,000 Gaming PC that can play every game in MAME at full speed DMala  10/16/16 03:54 PM
. * Re: $6,000 Gaming PC that can play every game in MAME at full speed Traso  10/16/16 10:05 PM
. * Re: $6,000 Gaming PC that can play every game in MAME at full speed Haze  09/14/16 12:17 PM
. * According to this video, multi-core units have 'hidden' cores.... Traso  09/14/16 11:06 PM
. * Re: According to this video, multi-core units have 'hidden' cores.... DaffyDuck  10/28/16 11:26 AM
. * Re: According to this video, multi-core units have 'hidden' cores.... Traso  10/30/16 09:44 PM
. * Re: According to this video, multi-core units have 'hidden' cores.... TrevEB  10/21/16 01:31 AM
. * Re: According to this video, multi-core units have 'hidden' cores.... Traso  10/21/16 08:53 PM
. * Re: According to this video, multi-core units have 'hidden' cores.... uman  10/22/16 03:42 AM
. * Re: $6,000 Gaming PC that can play every game in MAME at full speed redk9258  09/14/16 12:10 PM

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