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  1. BEST CPU

    Honestly the I7 3770 will be faster than the AMD FX. How it stacks up to Ryzen and emulation I wonder but in my main machine I have an i5 2500k and my HTPC has a i5 7600 (non-K) and it works really well. I posted the specs here but I later upgraded from a Kaby Lake Pentium to a Kaby Lake i5 and even the Kaby Lake Pentium was good enough for anything PS2 or below.
  2. Mednafen Saturn Disc Swapping

    I think the RA core is still a bit behind on a bunch of things but the standalone is still a lot better.
  3. I'm talking about systems like the Sony Playstation and Sega Saturn and not systems like the PC or Amiga. For these systems I use Mednafen or the Retroarch port. I keep my ISO images in a folder for each system and a sub-directory with my games on multiple discs and use the .m3u file I have created with the emulator or Launchbox when I import them and swap normally in the emulator. Some games on multiple discs I don't do this like the Command and Conquer games as one disc will have the GDI campaign and another the NOD campaign, Resident Evil 2 and Rival Schools as a few examples
  4. No pics yet! But WIP system

    Redid the wiring like I said with moving the hard drive. Was a VERY tight fit but glad to make it work - was really worried about the USB header! You be the judge if it is cleaner though. Good thing before I took the system apart I realized something: part of the IO shield was under the USB 3.1 port near the USB Type-C port so I couldn't use the port. Took the system apart to fix that. I am having problems with my AV Receiver and TV - on-board graphics work fine but with the GPU it doesn't play nice with my AV receiver, hooked up to the TV it works okay though but due to no optical out I will need a soundcard, have one in my main PC I'll remove, won't miss it and have the PC hooked up via optical to the receiver and HDMI to the TV. Since I don't have the soundcard installed yet I don't have the header hooked up. I might move the cable now so it's easier to place when I install it though. EDIT 2 or 3: Moved audio header cable so I can easily hook it up to sound card in future. EDIT who knows what: Added sound card and put new thermal paste on CPU.
  5. No pics yet! But WIP system

    For the price I paid for the G4600, I could get the G4560 for the same price - right now there's a lot of demand for the G4560 for some reason. It could be mining or the price to performance ratio but overall I wanted it now instead of later so I got the G4600 which is faster and 2400mhz ram to match. The GPU isn't great for mining but I needed a low profile half height variant and I'm sure there was a small premium for that and limited availability. Will try rewiring tomorrow if I can. So far running okay with out the GTX 1050 which shipped last night and I should have it tomorrow, hopefully after work! The on-board graphics are not great by any means but for now doing the job. Mednafen Saturn runs really well and I tried Darius Burst and it was running like a champ. While it is low profile and my upgrade options are limited currently to processor and more memory (can't go faster though) I'm fine and having a blast compared to my last HTPC which was overkill.
  6. No pics yet! But WIP system

    It's so far pretty beastly despite being only a dual core. Having more fun with this and spending more time with it than the other HTPC's I had where I went all out - kinda nice to have something a bit limited so I can spend more time playing games than messing around tinkering. Ahhh. Tried Mednafen Saturn and it ran pretty good no problem. Got a LOT to setup emulation wise but copied my roms over to the 3TB drive and some Steam games are downloading now. Wish the 24-pin wasn't so bulky though. I might try the hard drive cage I removed in the future though, might help with wiring some more. Still no GPU Once prices go down and the LGA 1151 is a bit deprecated I will upgrade to a discounted quad on this platform.
  7. I asked about how the Pentium on the LGA1151 socket fares for emulation, finally got ordered all the parts, here's the specs: Intel Pentium G4600 Kaby Lake Dual-Core 3.6 GHz MSI B250M MORTAR LGA 1151 Motherboard Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 Ti OC Low Profile 4GB (will be here around the 20th to 22nd) Kingston Technology HyperX FURY 2400MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL15 8GB (2x4gb sticks) Crucial MX300 M.2 2280 275GB SATA III Enermax Triathlor ECO 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified PSU ASUS 802.11ac Wireless-AC1200 Bluetooth 4.0 PCIe/mPCIe Adapter Silverstone Milo ML03B Case HGST DeskStar NAS 3.5" 3TB 7200 RPM (from a previous build) Going low profile due to space and I always have more fun/use from lesser components go figure. Plus I enjoy desktop style cases. Once I get into higher end components I'll be wanting to overclocking and messing with it and spend less time playing games. That's why it is a bit limited in some ways. Hoping to get all the parts sans GPU next week. I was going to go for the G4560 but the price was way too high still due to demand and I wanted to get this built asap so I spent a few extra bucks and got the G4600. The iGPU should fare okay until I get the GPU the following week.
  8. Runs fine on my 2500k machine but I think it has higher IPC though. Either way hopefully the CPU gets in stock and I can get the system built sooner than later other than the GPU. Really excited to build this but sucks I have to piece out orders.
  9. It's not so much budget but I'm building a low profile matx machine with half-height cards. The G4560 price went way up and now the low profile GTX 1050 TI's have disappeared/become hard to find too. I have done a full size HTPC and honestly it wasn't worth it in the past. I spent more time messing with it than playing, something locked like this Pentium will encourage me to spend more time playing games than tinkering, haha. I'm a huge Sega fan and Mednafen Saturn runs pretty solidly on my i5 2500k at stock if not full speed. Only slows down if I have a lot of Chrome windows open - and yeah I have 16gb of ram in this machine. I think people here and Reddit said it ran fine on lesser hardware like AMD FX chips. I really doubt that it uses/requires more than two cores. Not terribly interested in emulation past Wii/PS2 so Dolphin and PCSX 2 are the most extreme I would go but honestly and realistically it may be a long time before I get to those systems/emulators so I'm not terribly bothered. At some point I do plan on putting a quadcore in - a locked one but that'll be in the future once prices go down/I can afford it. EDIT: Looks like a restock of the 1050 TI LP I was looking at on Amazon is going to get restocked. Hopefully the CPU too.
  10. Looking to build a new light gaming/emulation machine, buying parts when I can afford them. I was looking to go with a Kaby Lake Pentium but the prices have gone through the roof! The G4650 the price has gone up and is at or near i3 pricing and honestly I'm wondering if I'll be okay with a Skylake Pentium. Lack of AVX/AVX 2 hurt emulation?
  11. Your List of Small Things

    Thank you! I'd almost donate again for this feature to be added asap haha.
  12. Your List of Small Things

    My only feature request/issue is with the list view. See the fields circled in red? I wish users had the option to disable/remove fields they don't want listed. I know you can move the fields around but when exiting Launchbox they don't stay where you left them and it defaults back to how they are circled in red. I have uploaded two examples of what would be preferable or possible with my suggestion.
  13. Unlimited Backup Storage/Archive.

    I need something like this. I have tons of photos to backup. Are personal information normally safe on these sites? I have some I need to save.
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