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Author Topic: Best computer to run playstation, n64,dreamcast, and maybe wii  (Read 718 times)

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before I get in to in i want to let you know i am on a budget for this cause my cabinet i built already cost me a pretty penny. I have looking for a computer to run all the way to will well maybe a wii, i would be very happy with dreamcast/playstation and lower, here are the few computers i can find that are under $200. can you help me pick.

1.  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5963XS9498

2.  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA59622H0865

3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA7RB4C50674

and this one if top first 3 are not even near the mark I would be willing to go to 300

4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5961ZB1574

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Re: Best computer to run playstation, n64,dreamcast, and maybe wii
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2016, 02:32:31 pm »
Any of those would be able to run N64 & PS1.
It's a huge leap to PS2 & Wii.  You need more of a current flagship processor like the fastest i5 you can afford.

Steer clear of the HP.
They aren't as reliable and the small form factor means trouble when you need to replace the power supply or video card.

You might also want to check out arrow direct.
http://arrowdirect.com/

Always look for a discount code.  Sometimes you can get a crazy good deal.  Inventory changes regularly as new batches come off lease.
Last thing I got was a 3.2Ghz P4 with 1GB for $16.79 shipped.

I haven't seen many on there with video cards though.

If I were going to spend $300, I'd build my own from new parts.

EDIT: Not a dealbreaker, but having a 64-bit OS helps out with MAME. (demanding games are more likely to run full speed on a 64-bit OS)
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Re: Best computer to run playstation, n64,dreamcast, and maybe wii
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2016, 02:49:03 pm »
I would say if you don't have a 64 bit os then don't bother.  In mame it isn't as noticeable, but on these console emulators it often is. 

+1 for arrow direct.  I've bought a few pcs from them at this point and they are virtually new.

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Re: Best computer to run playstation, n64,dreamcast, and maybe wii
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2016, 04:29:57 pm »
Look at eBay. I got that dell optiplex for 20 bucks.

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Re: Best computer to run playstation, n64,dreamcast, and maybe wii
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2016, 02:46:34 am »
Get a Original xbox and mod it.... :blah:
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