> This is really good memory for $84.99. Probably the highest rated memory on Newegg.
> Personally, I'd go with a small-ish SSD as the boot drive to hold the OS and the
> emulators. Whatever's cheap. Then pair it with a quiet, low power, 5400RPM 1TB
> Western Digital "Green" drive for storing ROMs.
> I'm all about the quiet and low power consumption.
> I'm not a huge fan of Asrock motherboards. I know a lot of people like them though.
> Personally, one of my favorite motherboards is the ASUS P8Z77-M, though it's no
> longer available at Newegg.
> Definitely get a "normal" case, not a "test rig". PS components cool much better in a
> case because you can control the air flow through the case with the placement and
> orientation of the fans.
I swapped out my memory for the G Skillz so thank you!!!
The foundation for my build actually came from an article on building a solid PC for $600. I then started tweaking, making it MAME specific. That's where I read about that particular Asrock MB. I am certainly open to other options! I'll see if that Asus pops up on PcPartPicker.