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will_d601

Small form factor emulation and light game PC

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Posted · Original PosterOP

It's time for me to move on from my raspberry pi for all my emulation needs. I would like to build a pc, most likely out of used hardware to fill it's shoes and more, to enable me to play light steam games, as well as more recent console emulation. I have a few requirements:

  • Quad core CPU
  • Small form factor
  • 8GB RAM
  • Room to upgrade the HDD to an SSD.

I am not particually familiar with hardware from a few generations ago, so I am in need of advice, and I am not afraid of swapping different components around. I am planning to run MS Windows 10 on it.

 

Thanks,

Will

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12 minutes ago, will_d601 said:

It's time for me to move on from my raspberry pi for all my emulation needs. I would like to build a pc, most likely out of used hardware to fill it's shoes and more, to enable me to play light steam games, as well as more recent console emulation. I have a few requirements:

  • Quad core CPU
  • Small form factor
  • 8GB RAM
  • Room to upgrade the HDD to an SSD.

I am not particually familiar with hardware from a few generations ago, so I am in need of advice, and I am not afraid of swapping different components around. I am planning to run MS Windows 10 on it.

 

Thanks,

Will

What’s your budget and location? (Country?) 

Edited by star_pilot475

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Main Rig: 

AMD Athlon II X4 650 at 3.1GHz [4 cores, 4 threads] 

Foxconn Alvorix RS-880-uATX

MSI Radeon R9 380 Gaming 4G

2x4GB Generic 1600MHz DDR3

Seagate Firecuda 2TB 

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Corsair CX500 (move along...)

HP Pavilion Case

Windows 10 Home, Pop! OS and Linux Mint 64-Bit

32 Inch Samsung TV 1080P 60Hz

Spoiler

Laptop #1

HP G56

Celeron 900 at 2.2GHz

Intel 4500MHD 

2x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD

Linux Mint 64-Bit 

Spoiler

REALLY Old (and unusable) Laptop

Intel Pentium M at a whopping 1.93GHz🔥

1x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

Nvidia GeForce GO 128 something or other

40GB 5400RPM IDE drive

Linux Mint 32-Bit (I’ve found its snappy on old systems. It works really well with both of my old laptops.)

Spoiler

Mobile Devices:

iPad Air 2 64GB Space Grey [running iPadOS 13]

iPhone SE 16GB Space Grey (oof) [running iOS 13] (soon to be iPhone 11)

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
21 minutes ago, star_pilot475 said:

What’s your budget and location? (Country?) 

Sorry, I live in the UK and would like to spend around £150, but could spend more

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38 minutes ago, will_d601 said:

Sorry, I live in the UK and would like to spend around £150, but could spend more

Ok thanks for the info! Small form factor is gonna be pretty impossible at that budget but I’ll try my best. I’ll have to PM you as eBay links are not so appreciated on these forums.


Spoiler

Main Rig: 

AMD Athlon II X4 650 at 3.1GHz [4 cores, 4 threads] 

Foxconn Alvorix RS-880-uATX

MSI Radeon R9 380 Gaming 4G

2x4GB Generic 1600MHz DDR3

Seagate Firecuda 2TB 

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Corsair CX500 (move along...)

HP Pavilion Case

Windows 10 Home, Pop! OS and Linux Mint 64-Bit

32 Inch Samsung TV 1080P 60Hz

Spoiler

Laptop #1

HP G56

Celeron 900 at 2.2GHz

Intel 4500MHD 

2x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD

Linux Mint 64-Bit 

Spoiler

REALLY Old (and unusable) Laptop

Intel Pentium M at a whopping 1.93GHz🔥

1x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

Nvidia GeForce GO 128 something or other

40GB 5400RPM IDE drive

Linux Mint 32-Bit (I’ve found its snappy on old systems. It works really well with both of my old laptops.)

Spoiler

Mobile Devices:

iPad Air 2 64GB Space Grey [running iPadOS 13]

iPhone SE 16GB Space Grey (oof) [running iOS 13] (soon to be iPhone 11)

 

 

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