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This PC was intended for running emulators such as Dolphin and Jnes. The build went fine however, the motherboard's 24-pin atx power cable was not tight and the cables from the Corsair power supply were stiff. This is the same friend I built the GTX 980 rig for previously. The hard drive was re-used from his really old desktop and he had RAM already. The case has really good quality for the price and it was actually easy to work with. The motherboard had both Bluetooth and WiFi which is a plus and its under $100. We didn't go with a Pentium g3258 because he did not want to overclock. The 750 ti was perfect because it was on sale. We could have went with a r9 270, but we wanted the build to run cool, be quiet and not consume a lot of power.

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  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

How well does it run PCSX2?

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Same with Dolphin? I am also curious what other emulators do you use and if you are using a front end for them such as XBMC/Kodi or EmulationStation.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

How does this work out for PS2 emulation?

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

It exceeds the requirements for pcsx2 so it'll run fine

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build although you could have gone for maybe a 60-120gb ssd for extra space+speed

Let me know what you think...

Magnum

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

He already had the mechanical hard drive and was clearly on a budget

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

For emulation only, the mechanical hard drive is plenty fast enough as the games either ran via a CD/DVD (which is much slower) or on a cartridge (quite small in size comparatively and older hardware).

Space is also much more of a premium compared to speed as all the disc/cartridge images of all the different systems (not to mention arcade ROMS/CHDs) will add up quite quickly.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat ZorinOS.

Nice build fella.

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Lucky for you, it is also one of the few distros that comes prepackaged with several very different themes to try out.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Lucky for me :P Yeah, the stock theme is just too in-your-face for me...

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

One distro that's recently changed a whole bunch for the better is Xubuntu... it actually seems to be able to run pretty well on low-end systems now, and it also seems very stable, while retaining more of the original things about ubuntu that make it good than lubuntu, which was my previous favorite back when 12.04 was the latest LTS.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I used to use Xubuntu 12.04, and it was OK but it was so sluggish... The newer versions look better and are faster, so that's all well and good but I still prefer Lubuntu I think for the speed.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't much of a fan of any of the Ubuntu based distros lately. Things always seem to break whenever I do an update. The main ones I've been playing with have been Deepin, PCLinuxOS, and straight Debian.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

ya i would've chosen a different storage solution, but cool build though

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this build, capable of playing even games like bf4 on high settings at only $398.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there! Curious - apparently the Elite 110 only has 210mm for the video card to fit, and the 750Ti is reportedly 212mm. Was this an issue in your build?

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

weird, we had plenty of room

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)