Help building emulation and gaming pc

pcnoob90

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Hello I would like to build my first gaming pc for emulation and gaming. I am really only looking to emulate PS3 and older and as for gaming Im not planning on playing the latest and greatest games on it. If someone could please help me pick out my parts I would greatly appreciate it. I have been watching alot of videos online and found a ton of outdated info please help me.. also I would like to stay in the 500 to 600 dollar range if possible if not I can just buy the parts a little at a time
 
Okay, revised build. Reduced the CPU to the Pentium G4560, this is still a great little CPU with hyperthreading. Also bumped down the GPU to the plain 1050, this is not a big reduction in performance. Changed the mobo from a B350 to an A320 mobo. Used the monies saved to pay for the OS and keyboard/mouse.

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Jp4NLD
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Jp4NLD/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($72.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($58.88 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($93.49 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Mini Video Card ($139.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman - T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($35.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($42.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit ($109.99 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Logitech - MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($15.79 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $614.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-24 13:05 EST-0500
 
You don't state if you need: Operating System (OS); Monitor; keyboard/mouse; Wifi and/or Bluetooth connectivity. Also, which country will you be purchasing in as it makes a difference to availability and pricing. Supply any preferred online vendors you wish to use.

The build below contains components which will support most games at 1080p at High/Ultra settings. Determine if you will need this and we can re-evaluate the build once you have answered. To view/edit the build just click on the first link.


PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8c9KJV
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8c9KJV/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($93.49 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card ($201.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman - T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($35.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($42.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $593.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-24 08:03 EST-0500
 

pcnoob90

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pcnoob90

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Thank you very much for you help. I forgot to mention I am in the USA, and I assume I probably will need an operating system. As far as a monitor I'm planning on keeping this close to my TV and using that. I will probably need a keyboard/mouse for initial setup but I may have one around but mostly will be using a console controller. I'm planning on just using Ethernet so no on the wifi. Again thank you very much for your help
 
Okay, revised build. Reduced the CPU to the Pentium G4560, this is still a great little CPU with hyperthreading. Also bumped down the GPU to the plain 1050, this is not a big reduction in performance. Changed the mobo from a B350 to an A320 mobo. Used the monies saved to pay for the OS and keyboard/mouse.

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Jp4NLD
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Jp4NLD/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($72.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($58.88 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($93.49 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Mini Video Card ($139.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman - T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($35.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($42.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit ($109.99 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Logitech - MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($15.79 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $614.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-24 13:05 EST-0500
 

ScrewySqrl

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ok, with OS and Keyboard mouse: for $600 you might be out of luck given the sudden doubling of GPU prices

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($98.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card ($184.98 @ Newegg)
Case: DIYPC - MA01-R MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($23.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($92.99 @ Best Buy)
Keyboard: Zalman - ZM-K380 Combo Wired Standard Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($13.39 @ Amazon)
Total: $669.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-24 14:56 EST-0500
 

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