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PC Hardware Help
« on: January 12, 2018, 04:25:49 pm »
I have 2 sets of motherboards/cpus to choose from out of spare stuff I have.   Just need suggestions on which would be better.

Phenom II x4 840 @ 3.2GHZ, 16GB DDR3 + GIGABYTE GA-880GM Mobo.

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 8GB DDR2 (Maybe DDR3? Can't remember) + Dell Factory Mobo

Going to be pairing either of these with an NVidia 6800GS (S-Video Output) and a 27" Sony Trinitron CRT with S-Video input.

I want fighting games and classics.  I would love to be able to play Soul Calibur 2 Arcade Edition, but that seems to be way too much game for either sets of hardware here, so any of the older fighting arcade games would be good.

What version of MAME would you recommend for this hardware?

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Re: PC Hardware Help
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 12:39:05 am »
http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core2-Quad-Q6600-vs-AMD-Phenom-II-X4-840

The Phenom is slightly better.  Also take into consideration the fan noise if they are any different.  Either motherboard would probably work fine.  I would recommend to start with the latest version of Mame and see how it runs.  Mortal Kombat plays perfectly on my much slower Raspberry Pi, so I think you will be fine for many of your games.

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Re: PC Hardware Help
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 11:38:33 am »
I have 2 sets of motherboards/cpus to choose from out of spare stuff I have.   Just need suggestions on which would be better.

Phenom II x4 840 @ 3.2GHZ, 16GB DDR3 + GIGABYTE GA-880GM Mobo.

or

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 8GB DDR2 (Maybe DDR3? Can't remember) + Dell Factory Mobo

Going to be pairing either of these with an NVidia 6800GS (S-Video Output) and a 27" Sony Trinitron CRT with S-Video input.

I want fighting games and classics.  I would love to be able to play Soul Calibur 2 Arcade Edition, but that seems to be way too much game for either sets of hardware here, so any of the older fighting arcade games would be good.

What version of MAME would you recommend for this hardware?

You can install multiple versions of Mame if you have to. My general rule is to use a Mame version that was current around the time your PC would have been new.
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Re: PC Hardware Help
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 04:29:41 pm »
The Phenom will be about about 50% faster so definitely use that one! And just use the lastest version of mame, it will be quick enough for any 2D game at least.

  
 

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