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Best MAME build (under $1000 Canadian pre-tax)

AndreasRi
  • 56 months ago

I have a bar-top cabinet (enough room for a small case inside).

I'd be interested in also being able to install some emulators to enjoy some arcade-style console games that never made it to MAME.

Under $1000 Canadian before tax would be great.

If you feel something under $500 is also doable, without losing too much as compared to $1000, please let me know!

TL;DR:

Budget: $1000 CAD

Location: Ontario, Canada

Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): MAME Arcade machine (already have the cabinet, monitor, etc.) (enough room for small case) (also would like to install emulators on it to enjoy console arcade-style games)

Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): None Operating System required: Already purchased (Win 7)

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $238.24 @ DirectCanada
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper T2 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99 @ NCIX
Motherboard MSI H81I Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $84.99 @ Memory Express
Memory Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $49.98 @ DirectCanada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 380 4GB SOC Video Card $303.75 @ Vuugo
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $841.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-13 16:02 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

This is the one for under $500

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $111.29 @ Newegg Canada
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $26.50 @ Vuugo
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard $124.99 @ Canada Computers
Memory Team Elite Plus 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $52.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ DirectCanada
Power Supply SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $59.98 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $435.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-13 16:45 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

name a few of the titles of the games you want to be able to play

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Mostly 2D beat-em-ups (Double Dragon for example), fighters (Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat) and 3D racers (Crusin').

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

ok ill see what i can do i gotta go do something for an hour though so it will be awhile

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Much appreciated everyone! Thanks.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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