Updating a PC mainly for emulating and not very high end games

Discussion in 'Technical queries' started by oldtimerdiscopants, 23 Dec 2018.

  1. oldtimerdiscopants

    oldtimerdiscopants

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    Have downloaded MSI afterburner and some program called Fraps ( Launchbox is working a treat it was quite intuitive thanks). I'm thinking of going for the Rysen 5 1600x because it is a more powerful CPU and keep the graphics card I have, it'll still be a big improvement and have a future proof motherboard built into the build.

    Are you an AMD or Intel person and if either why?
     
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    oldtimerdiscopants

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    Watched loads of youtube videos about gaming either with a top notch card or a budget one (Budget prices are scary aren't they?) and of course even cheap ones and the genre is battered with snobbery, it's a little like the Linux community always fighting and arguing with each other or dick waving.

    What I have gleaned is this.

    30fps is consistent with console gaming and this can be achieved even without a discrete graphics card.
    That's good enough for me.

    Most of the AAA titles (Isn't it weird how all the youtube channels benchmark using the same ones?) are games I would never even look twice at, that GTA and beating prostitutes up could have been updated for a Manchester audience and had permed chubsters clicking like Dolphins being chased through Ardwick.

    So I don't care about the really new games but the classics and emulators, the advice here is good for me in as much as I don't need a completely new rig (It's what the kids say nowadays innit?) just a new slightly faster APU with maybe more RAM :)
     

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