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    Quote Originally Posted by Grouch View Post
    good to know. is there any strong differences between amd and intel or is it more about brand preference?
    Most single or low threaded software (games) favors Intel but Ryzen is competitive. The refresh that's rolling around next year should push performance up significantly for AMD.
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    Some games have since been better optimized for Ryzen and the performance differences have closed or disappeared.
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    is amd any cheaper than intel on comparative cpus?

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    That's part of why it's competitive. There was a substantial price drop until a few days ago too.
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    How much were you wanting to spend on a build?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Guile View Post
    How much were you wanting to spend on a build?
    right now I'm just getting an idea of what to look for what I want is something that can run older pc games like duke nukem forever fallout 3 gta 4 ect and high end emulation mostly pcsx2 and dolphin.
    what I'll probably end up doing is buying it piece by piece starting with a case and maybe a psu. I'm not sure if it's better to build based on the case I get or get a case based on the hardware I want the last time I built one I did it based on the case I had at the time and cheaped out on some things I wish I wouldn't have.

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    You might want to poke around CL and see what you can turn up. Sandy and Ivy bridge are old enough at this point that most people are moving on and taking cheap-ish prices.
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    I'd avoid buying piece by piece sans maybe the case. An i5 2500/2600/3570/3770K with a modest GPU will run all those games and emulators without any trouble.
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    If you aren't wanting to spend a lot and could get a build like that for $350ish or less it would be worth considering.

    Edit: My suggestions heavily depend on how much you're wanting to spend.
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    just took a quick look at boards came across this https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...9SIA6ZP5739851
    seems pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Guile View Post
    If you aren't wanting to spend a lot and could get a build like that for $350ish or less it would be worth considering.

    Edit: My suggestions heavily depend on how much you're wanting to spend.
    I don't want to spend a whole lot but I do want some room for possible additions like extra hdds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grouch View Post
    I don't want to spend a whole lot but I do want some room for possible additions like extra hdds.
    Extra hdds aren't a big problem as long as you get a case with a few bays. Plus you can always go external if you have to for movies and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grouch View Post
    I don't want to spend a whole lot but I do want some room for possible additions like extra hdds.
    You should only need enough room for an optical drive and 2x internal HDDs max. Larger drives are always getting cheaper so if you use 2 of them it's fairly quick and easy to swap out the second one for a larger drive.
    Backing up shit you use externals and don't keep them hooked up unless you're actually using them.

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    I'd go for at least 2TB primary, although 4TB isn't expensive atm imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Guile View Post
    That's because a console 'remaster' (higher resolution) is a standard feature on PC unless a developer was daft .
    I believe the game was originally built for consoles, so the PC version is a port. A port of a last gen console game.
    Maybe it is possible to force 4k I wouldn't know You probably have to mess around with files or whatever.
    But there isn't an official release or patch to improve the game to current gen standards.

    Some of the dialogue has changed now anyway, ok so not much and it's only related to questioning. I remember reading that originally the relevant dialogue was intended to be different than what it was in the first release.

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