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Another thing I've read so far is dolphin doesn't even use quad cores, just dual cores is enough, so I think even those sandy pentiums should haul some serious butt. As for graphics power which helps, I'm not sure it scales well, like say you get an extra boost in performance from using a 5770 and then a 6950 in dolphin. At least from what little i've read. My only personal experience with emulators is the PSX one, which did benefit when i upgrade from my 5770 to my current gtx 470.
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Another thing I've read so far is dolphin doesn't even use quad cores, just dual cores is enough, so I think even those sandy pentiums should haul some serious butt. As for graphics power which helps, I'm not sure it scales well, like say you get an extra boost in performance from using a 5770 and then a 6950 in dolphin. At least from what little i've read. My only personal experience with emulators is the PSX one, which did benefit when i upgrade from my 5770 to my current gtx 470.

Yea Dolphin can only use up to 3 cores and 1 of those cores is for low level back end processing so it's not used very much. However it does require very high clock speeds to run the newest GC and Wii games at full speed. Most recommend at least 4.2Ghz. I have an i3570K and got my hands on an i2700K for $199 the other day so I may stick my 3570K in this emulator build (disabling one o the cores to lower temps) and still the i2700K in my sig rig.

As for which GPU I'm going to pick it seems unlikely I'll be able to determine how big of a performance boost I'll get between cards without testing them so I might as well get the best card I can for my budget which is the $125 range.
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In that case gtx 560, gtx 470, gtx 560 Ti, and gtx 480 are plausible at that range.
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One more vote for 560 Ti.
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In that case gtx 560, gtx 470, gtx 560 Ti, and gtx 480 are plausible at that range.

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One more vote for 560 Ti.

I wound up picking up a used 560 Ti for $140. Thanks guys.
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It can max out Battlefield 3 (For such a price I am astonished)
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