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Haze
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Re: $6,000 Gaming PC that can play every game in MAME at full speed
03/07/17 07:02 PM


> 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.

however, something you should consider is that the top end games in MAME benefit greatly from 4 cores instead of 2.

benchmarks aren't everything, so while the 2 core chip might run a lot of things almost as fast as the much more expensive 4 core i7 it will fail miserably on many of the cases that might be targets.







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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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