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Does my desktop have the worst specs ever? Is it salvagable?

#21beautifuldreamsPosted 7/8/2014 11:26:58 AM
decent deal after rebate if your pc can handle it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127752
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#22JKatarnPosted 7/8/2014 12:38:03 PM
beautifuldreams posted...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127752


That seems like the best fit for TC's CPU and will allow you to play most modern games, albeit at lower settings/resolution, while maxing older titles.
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#23Renraku_SanPosted 7/8/2014 12:42:39 PM
JKatarn posted...
beautifuldreams posted...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127752


That seems like the best fit for TC's CPU and will allow you to play most modern games, albeit at lower settings/resolution, while maxing older titles.


I disagree, Windows 8.1 will maximize his gaming potential to levels of unfathomable success.
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#24JonWood007Posted 7/8/2014 1:40:19 PM
It's not TOO awful given you stick a decent GPU in it, but yeah i still wouldnt expect it to run anything new. By anything new, I mean, anything that is on a next gen console.
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#25Thamauturge(Topic Creator)Posted 7/8/2014 1:44:19 PM
JonWood007 posted...
It's not TOO awful given you stick a decent GPU in it, but yeah i still wouldnt expect it to run anything new. By anything new, I mean, anything that is on a next gen console.


TBH I don't care too much about that. I would like to run PCSX2 really well though. Am I stuck with my mediocre CPU?
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#26ShubPosted 7/8/2014 1:48:01 PM
I would not expect PCSX2 to run well on account of the weak CPU. You're not necessarily stuck with that CPU (as I said earlier, it depends on what your motherboard supports), but upgrading the CPU is probably not worth the investment.
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#27PhilOnDezPosted 7/8/2014 1:49:34 PM
I'm sure more popular games would run alright but my OCd 3570k struggles with a lot of my personal favorites.
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#28JKatarnPosted 7/8/2014 9:24:38 PM
Thamauturge posted...
JonWood007 posted...
It's not TOO awful given you stick a decent GPU in it, but yeah i still wouldnt expect it to run anything new. By anything new, I mean, anything that is on a next gen console.


TBH I don't care too much about that. I would like to run PCSX2 really well though. Am I stuck with my mediocre CPU?


I wouldn't count on it - generally emulation is fairly CPU intensive, and PS2 emulation is particularly CPU intensive given the systems complexity, so you need at least a solid i3/i5 machine at 3.4+ Ghz to get "good" results with the popular games (you'll still likely see the odd frameskip/FPS drops that wouldn't occur natively on such a machine).
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