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Old 04-14-2009, 04:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Basicly, I want to play my ps2 games on a pc.. for loads of reasons ie improved graphics options and features, so I asked on a forum what would be the prefect cpu and gpu for it and they said the following:

core2duo E8400
geforce 9800gtx

but I have to O/C it to 4ghz... I asked them what else I would need and they havant answered, soooooooooooooo............. what else do I need?

Which motherboard should I get?
what ram should I get?
What PSU should I get?
Do I need to buy wires seperatly?
dvd drive?

am I missing anything out? thanks

this is my first time building..

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Old 04-14-2009, 04:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Uhh, what? You just stick your ps2 disk into your dvd drive 0_o so it is legal?
if it isnt then.. well.. 0_o oops and sorry if it isnt legal im sure it is though...
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Firstly, Welcome to the forums godfromdfo. Give this a quick read so you understand why hefemeister and others will tell you first and upfront about the rules..: Tech-Forums Stance on Emulators for any system

Just next time leave the emulator talk out of your post and you should be fine. We are all about helping, but keeping in the guidelines, so let's just say that you want to do medium gaming.

That processor is good, not sure about that card.. depending on what the rest of your system turns out to be it will most likely be suggested to use another. State your budget for the build you want to make and someone will be able to help throw something together for you
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Which motherboard should I get?
Depends on your budget and what you want to do with it really

what ram should I get?
dosn't REALLY matter.. depends on if your oc'ing or not

What PSU should I get?
cant really help you here lol. just dont get a cheap cheap one or use one that comes with a case

Do I need to buy wires separately?
depends on what wires your talking about? most come with the PSU

depends on personal preference really.

dvd drive?
youl need one, unless you have one from a previous build you want to use. Those dont really have alot in differences so..

so sorry if that dosnt help much lol but it depends on budget.. and im new to this
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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motherboard: Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Ram: Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Case: Whatever you like.

Dvd Drive: one that's a SATA drive.

All the wires will come with provided you don't get OEM stuff.

Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

that will have you sitting pretty on 4ghz with no problems.

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