> Yeah, that's pretty much the way to go. The general MAME dev suggestion is any
> relatively recent i5, a decent amount of RAM so that Windows doesn't pitch a fit, and
> if you want to run with shaders enabled (which OP probably doesn't due to having a
> proper CRT), a half-decent graphics card.
> Nothing even approaching top-of-the-line is necessary. There's a huge performance
> gulf between "games that are playable on halfway-modern PCs" and "games that require
> more horsepower than a PC will likely ever have", so optimize for the former and not
> the latter. Nevertheless, it's important to not buy some worthless shit-box of a
> machine like a Raspberry Pi or a Core 2 Duo either.
What ? NOW he tells me ? And I just bought a 64 core AMD Thread-ripper for my dedicated MAME cabinet ! Darn it !