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Dedicated emulation box (will be hooked up to TV only).

- i3570K or i2700K (will be OCing)
- GTX650i or 7770 GPU
- 1 SSD (possibly one regular HDD also)

Budget - $50
post #2 of 23
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

you wont have much room for overclocking with a $50 PSU, you might want to save a bit more for a good one.
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Why such a low budget? NEVER skimp out on a PSU...
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CX430 will be enough, the real question is why the i5 an i7 with only a 7770 xD
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post #6 of 23
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027 More than enough. 50 bucks then 20 dollar rebate.

Not bad for 30 bucks.


This PSU will handle any single cpu or single video card out there.
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post #7 of 23
The Antec VP-450, Corsair CX500, and Enermax NAXN will all easily power your build and are right at your price point.
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post #8 of 23
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How about this?

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Watt-CX500/dp/B0092ML0MY/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1354491167&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=Corsair+CSX+power+supply
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Originally Posted by Quesoblanco View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027 More than enough. 50 bucks then 20 dollar rebate.
Not bad for 30 bucks.
This PSU will handle any single cpu or single video card out there.

Nice even better price. Thanks thumb.gif.
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Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

CX430 will be enough, the real question is why the i5 an i7 with only a 7770 xD

The reason for the i3570K (although I still could use the i2700K if I want to) and just a mid range card is because emulation is purely CPU intensive and doesn't stress the GPU at all. The only reason to even have an add-in card is to be able to do output to higher resolutions and maybe do some low level AA. Emulation is nothing like PC gaming in that it's not very much dependent on the GPU at all.
Edited by PuffinMyLye - 12/2/12 at 3:39pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PuffinMyLye View Post

How about this?
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Watt-CX500/dp/B0092ML0MY/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1354491167&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=Corsair+CSX+power+supply
And the reason for the i3570K (although I still could use the i2700K if I want to) and just a mid range card is because emulation is purely CPU intensive and doesn't stress the GPU at all. The only reason to even have an add-in card is to be able to do output to higher resolutions and maybe do some low level AA. Emulation is nothing like PC gaming in that it's not very much dependent on the GPU at all.

That's the same one Quesoblanco and I linked to, just more expensive at Amazon. 500w is more than you will need, even with heavy overclocking, with that setup.
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post #10 of 23
Stop recommending the CX 500, it's a poor unit.

@OP, look for a PCP&C Silencer MKIII, XFX Core series, OCZ ZS, Rosewill Green or Hive series... you should be able to find some of the units inside your budget.
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