The ULTIMATE Budget Gaming System 2018

The ULTIMATE Budget Gaming System 2018

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Good. Day guys Austin, e telling this once a day welcome. To the future. Welcome. To, the future, of gaming. Imagine. A world where we have no limits where, we will not tie to a platform a console, a publisher. A brand or hardware, able, to play every. Game from, the start of interactive. Media known, today as gaming, up, to today's modern, triple-a. Titles. A discrete. Piece of hardware able, to be placed in your front room not just tied to gaming, but also able, to play movies, TV, shows music, and the, Internet, all from, your couch any controller. Of your choice I bring. To you the. Ultimate gaming. System. Able, to play games, from almost any gaming, system, Atari, 2600. NES. Super, Nintendo Sega. Consoles, Nintendo, consoles. Sony, consoles. All computer. Games modern. Consoles, such as the Xbox, Wii U PS, free etc etc. The. Latest, games such as pub, G fortnight. Battlefield. 5 and almost. Everything. In between choose. Whatever game, you want to play from, an interactive. Menu layout or manage, from an operating, system as soon, as the system is booted, and easily. Updated, once, new games arrive, this. Has, been tackled, time and time again on YouTube with, people building pcs, where, you will find time and time again they don't consider all the, games they, don't consider the normal, person, and they, often cost, you into, the thousands. Of dollars to replicate, just, focusing. On modern, gaming, imagine. If I said we. Can play anything. From any console. Or PC. And this, could be done all at the same price of a modern gaming console, around. 300. Of the finest, UK, pounds. I am, not selling these I am. Showing you what can be done with, easy to find parts, and a bit of thinking outside the box I'm not a PC fanboy, I'm not a console, fanboy, I am, a gaming, fanboy, and for over thirty five plus years I, have been gaming and I have been collecting. And plane, all, the consoles. I can get my hands on building. And playing pcs, and making, the most of all the best games the world has ever known I, still. Love and still, think the original consoles, are the best way to play many, of these old tales but, just like my music and my movie collection I want to be able to enjoy them hassle-free on hardware. That is just plug and play, in one location, one. Controller, on a tiny, modern, piece of hardware, sure, we can use things like the mini NES, consoles. Raspberry. PI's, etc. Etc but. These are often just, title one system, or very, low powered meaning, you can only play old games meaning. Again you need multiple, systems. Set up in, order to play them on let's. Build, a small, cheap, system, that does everything let's. Build the. Ultimate gaming, system. As. We. Talked about we want to use this as a console, not as a PC. So we. Need an environment, that allows us to use everything, on the, PC, with, our controller, choose, games choose, media browse, websites etc. Etc using. Our controller. With, an instinctive, GUI there are many options for, this free paid, and available, in many shapes sizes and tastes. I have chosen launchbox, for this setup as for me is the most user-friendly and, easy to setup the most customizable. To. Get to whatever taste, you want, able, to launch almost, any game that has been invented, up to the latest titles, available today including. PC, games emulated. Media, music anything, you wish all set, out in a great, easy to use interface, that, can be used with a controller, with, complete BIOS, metadata. Game, are etc etc, from, almost, every, game that has ever been released in history, and updated. Almost, daily, this, can be done so the system boot straight into the QA transforming, the PC, into, an easy to use control, of, Base console. That could play almost any game from a system. From any time, period, now, I do have to warn you that the version that you're seen on the screen right now is the paid version, it cost 20, bucks full price which. Means that yeah this, is more cost on top but there are other Hughie's, front ends similar. To this which, are completely free and also, launch, box does have a free version I do also have to say that I have zero affiliation. With launch box whatsoever, or in fact any other front ends and there are plenty out there that are free to use however I did get in touch, with large, box and the lead developer, which is Jason, and he. Has been awesome he said that he is gonna offer a discount, or a giveaway, or something. Along those lines for probably, a limited, time period for anybody who watches this video which is absolutely, awesome so, once, that becomes available I'll put information in, the description down below to salt you guys out again I'm not getting any kickbacks, no cut from any of this whatsoever. So again. There is more information on, my, channel, for other front. Ends if you wish to go in a different direction. I'm just trying to give you guys options, also. I have to say it's probably common sense but no games or, anything, like that is included.

With This, front-end it's merely just, a launcher, a GUI like, a menu system, obviously looking, all fancy and simplifying, the process of launching games. Organizing. Them putting them into a nice little front-end, as you can see now I just have to put that out there in case you think that you install this and you get all these games for free or something that's not how this works again, more, information about all this kind of stuff in depth is all over, my channel I've been doing this for years, hey. Guys, Peter are, you alright you know what I feel good I feel like I want a giggle behind my hand that a lot of things and hold but not eat a big ice cream cone so, let's get into the good stuff the benchmarks. Let's see how this puppy is performing. With our games now, focused, on two different types of games one being emulated, games and one being PC, games if you're building something like this you more than likely gonna play everything that you've got at your disposal now. During these tests obviously I can't test everything on. Every system on every emulator, but, what I can do is play the more taxing, games and of course the, more taxing, emulators, I can, also play the most popular, ones and they're the ones that I've tried to show throughout. These tests, so, first off we're gonna focus on the PC games but via word that all the way through this I have tried to keep it well I have kept everything at 1080p. And also. I've tried to keep all graphical. Settings to maximum, wherever. Possible to, maintain at least 60. Frames per second, as long as the game supports that kind of stuff of course with games which are more twittg based, more, reaction, and more competitive I've tried to push the frame rate wherever, possible but. Bear that in mind that we are playing, this on a budget, so. So. Let's. See what this can do first. Off we've got counter-strike. Girl and this, one performed. As expected to. Be honest it is a twittg kind of game so once it maximum frame rate and, we. All know countless, strike can be played pretty much on your dad's laptop this is not exactly a system hog but, I did want high frames per second so I've turned everything on to maximum, and to, be honest whatever fraud at this whatever game type whatever map it always seemed to maintain, at least 100. Frames per second which to be honest but I'm playing this game is what, I would want and it. Perform like a dream as you can see. Next. Up over, to overwatch, now, to be honest this is the first time I've actually played this game I bought this game just so I could test it for you guys I've heard that is popular, and I. Know why, it is popular it, never, suited, my kind of gameplay before but from actually playing it it's, pretty damn good it was a lot better than I expected but, enough for that anyway in terms, of performance wise yeah. 70, to 80 frames, per second, most, of the time if, things got really heated and battle it would drop to around maybe, high 50s. But, most of the time never dropped in below 60, frames per second, this is on high settings, of course if you wanted to get this even more twitchy, then you could drop some settings, to make sure that it was a constant, and I'll 80 frames per second no, problem whatsoever I didn't see any stutters, no glitches, no nothing like that this is a pretty damn stable, game and highly, enjoyable along, with it next, up I wanted to try some driving games to see how this impacted, the machine, and to, be honest it was pretty damn good pretty, damn, good indeed, these, are the settings that I used for rec fest a pretty, new game that has been released not so long back it's, very much physics based and there is a hell of a lot of vehicles on the truck at the same time so I thought this might bring it to his knees and knocked it back to medium, settings I pushed some of the settings up on other parts as you can see but, to be honest I could have wrapped this up even further I was getting pretty, high, frame, rates it was, stood of free the, system, wasn't taxed, too much but, I was obviously maxing, out my G pee-yew I was getting pretty much solid 70.

To 100 frames per second depending on what kind of area the map pose on depending on what's got on the screen at a time but, visually it looks absolutely stunning, and playability. Wise, it was perfect. So. You guys asked me to test out project, cards and here it is I have not played this for some time but it's still looking, absolutely. Beautiful. Now I'm playing this on medium preset. Obviously 1080p, like we talked about I could, have gone for better visuals, and. Probably, impacted, on the frame rate or I could have gone for a better frame rate and impacted, on the visuals the medium preset, seems to be a pretty medium. Middle ground for all this kind of stuff and it performed, like a dream I was getting well over 60 frames per second, often, into the hundreds, it was obviously taxing my GPU, but, of course depending. On what I wanted to knock back on what I wanted to push up I could have pushed this which every direction of one I would say it was very very, playable, there was zero stutters. The, frame rate was now, on perfect, and it was overall, a great experience from, a great game on to, the number one most requested game. For, me to test on this machine for. Night everybody. Plays it it's, not really my tipple but I don't know Eve enough about it to actually, judge it on but this isn't a review this is to see how well this is performing, put, it in the comments down below as well guys if you're willing to show me the ropes on this game because, I do want to get into it it's just front notes games that I'd rather play with friends. Rather than you. Know just going onto a public, server ready, way we digress, in terms, of performance I put everything on too high I didn't need all tweaking, and it. Played like a dream anywhere, between 60. To 100, frames per second, no, glitches, no slowdown. No lag it played perfect. I probably, could have done more tweaking, and again the joy of PC, gaming I could have you ever got better visuals, or I could, have ramped, it down and got, better framerate but to be honest it was a good sweet spot for this one it's, not the most demanding. Of games but, it does get pretty intensive. When, things, start going crazy but. In terms of performance, it blasted. Out the. So, this game I wanted to test because I'm, gonna, be testing, out the PlayStation. 3 version in, just a second, obviously emulating, it so when I gave some kind of pump comparison. To go onto now, this is the dark souls franchise in, particular this is Dark Souls remastered, on Steam. This is. Very. Well for configuring, to be honest it plays pretty damn well 60, frames per second, no problem whatsoever there, are summaries, but it goes into the 50s but I think that's me, recording.

At The same time as me, actually playing the game when, I was playing this normally, I got a solid 60, now, there isn't any settings that I can mess around with from what I can see I'm no pro, when it comes to this game but at the end of the day who is this, is a beast of a game but, I did what I showed some footage, of it working talking, drawing, some comparisons. At a second when we start doing the PlayStation, 3 emulation, so, Dark Soul remastered, no problem, so, now I wanted to test some more and. I know graphically, intensive, games games that would bring this system to its knees now. First, off pub G is probably, the biggest hindrance. Of them all it's mostly down to optimization. From the actual game itself rather, than my system, but, I did want to show it because it is a popular, game and I myself, like, to play this one when, I was playing this on the normal map such as the, no. I can't remember to call the desert map and the normal old map it was fine 60 frames and above no problem, pretty much all the way through but, on the gameplay that you can see now this is worst case scenario. I've got, medium, settings, on this one but I have turned a few things into low just to get the solid 60, on the normal maps but, when I loaded up this once and Hocker thinking is the new map especially. When it's raining it was going sub 60, it was very playable and of course if I'm not this Holloway down to low I probably would see well, into, the 60s and above but, I wanted to show you worst case scenario, and here, it is very. Much playable, as long, as you willing to make the sacrifices, and turn everything on too low another, game which is a bitch to play is doom, this. One is pretty, system. Intensive. I mean this game was released in 2016. I believe but, even to this day it looks beautiful, and if you've got a dated, rig it can well, hold it hostage, visually, the great thing is if you've got a mod GPU, that can take advantage of Vulcan it plays like an absolute dream luckily, our little, build is utilizing, a new Pascal card and it takes full advantage of, that the gameplay you'll, see now is on medium to low settings, but we are seeing a very stable, very, good frame rates if we was to ramp this up a little bit further in terms of visuals then, we could probably see pretty, again, stable, frame rates and see. Even better visuals, in terms, of gameplay there is no stutters whatsoever, it is maxing. Out the graphics card as expected, but. We have got a lot of headroom that we could probably tinker, with this one so, great game great performance, on this rig and yeah, I enjoyed, this one and. Now onto the biggest, beast of the ball this, is the last PC Gamer looking at before we get stuck into the emulation side of things but, by god what a game The Witcher 3 and to be honest it plays a lot better than what I was expecting on this system we've, got the settings down to a medium now, it, still looks absolutely beautiful we've, got 1080p. But. The difference between this game and all the others is this, one love CPU, it's a huge open, world game, massive. Environments, a lot of stuff going on in the screen a lot, of things happening, behind the scenes with, to make it perform, the way that it does which, means that, it not only taxes. Your GPU to the maximum, in most scenarios it, brings your CPU, to, the maximum, also, so, having, this run to this kind of level on these kind of settings I wasn't, expecting, it it's, likely down to the latest patches both, in terms of the drivers, for the GPU and the game itself but.

Considering. The last time I tested, this on a similar, rig it plays, beautifully. The only thing that I've had to turn down is, the her works are off and the textures, are down to minimum. Or should I say low other. Than that everything, else is on medium so, having the, utmost in, graphics, is what, you want from this it's, not a multiplayer, game which means that many, a time you don't need the maximum, per second, but, I was getting in the high 40s, in graphically. Intensive, towns during, combat, and all that kind of stuff but, most of the time our solid 60, sometimes. In, combat, in normal situations, it would go to the mid 50s, I see, no stutters whatsoever, as long as the her works are off and the textures are kept to a minimum it's, just too much for that GPU. If you have got a stronger GPU, especially. If you've got more memory. On there then you will see a better performance. But for us with this setup right now it, plays like a dream and it looks like a dream awesome, game and what. A way to finish the PC section. Pac-man. Just gives me this feeling of giddiness like there's all these tingles, running up and down my nipples, and it's just this wonderful thing, like hey look it's pac-man. Onto. The emulation side, of all this and this is the whole reason probably. Why we put this system together yet, PC games out awesome but, we, want to play pretty much every, game that we can ever play, on this, systems the whole point of us putting it together so being, able to play pretty much every, retro, system, that you could imagine from Atari, pretty. Much every. Nintendo system. From NES Super Nintendo, 3ds. Normal. D s onto. The Wii U playing Zelda breath of the wild of course we're going to see how far we can push this, moving. On to PlayStation, system's. Ps1. Ps2, even. The PlayStation. 3, and of, course pretty much every, other system, in between. Especially, Sega my, love now, as of yet the Nintendo, switch is being. Emulated but, not to the kinda level where we would actually call it playable also. PlayStation, 4 development. Is underway so we, can obviously, emulate. PlayStation, 4 but again nowhere, near to any kind, of standard, where you would actually see. Games being played for, any kind of enjoyment it's more, proof of concept, at this time so, we're gonna go through pretty much all the more intensive. Emulators. One that proved their compatibility. With. This build and we're gonna see how well it performs, we want the zelda we want the persona, fives, we, want every game that we have our catalog. Being able to play on one system it's the whole point of us making this so, let's go through these emulators, let's go through these systems and see what this puppy can do. So. Like I said this system, has been made to play everything, that is retro, if there's an older system and it's compatible in an emulator you, can get this up and running no problem, so I want to start somewhere which would, be demanding. And for, me PlayStation. 2 is quite, demanded, even to this day yet, on moderate. Systems, you can get pretty, much every, game working bootable, and playable, but, to pump it up to some kind of enhancements, where it would be fun to play on a modern, system I wanted. To start with the more troublesome games so I'm talking about Metal, Gear Solid, 2 the opening sequence when you come in with the rain the emotion engine taking its action it does, cripple most people's systems and really pumps down the framerate especially, at 1080p, this. System, lapped it up whoo there's no problem whatsoever it looks beautiful it plays beautiful. And it was a really good experience then, we can move on to games such as Gran, Turismo series, again. Very, demanding title. And it, looks absolutely awesome. When pumped, up to 1080p, with, post-processing. In action, moving. On to shadow of Colossus, again, this one is the biggest hog for, this system an awesome game that and a remake for the PlayStation, 4 but the, old title, still, looks, beautiful. Especially. When given, the treatment that this emulator, can give it's, an awesome game and it plays, like a dream, you can get all the games working no problem, again on normal, systems, but, I wanted, to showcase what, can be done when you've got a system that is Cape full of pushing, this all the way up to 1080p, and still.

Given, A constant framerate, and stable. Playability. Unsubmitted. Attend a week and this, emulator. Dolphin. Not only plays Wii games but it also plays GameCube, games I wanted, to concentrate on the actual, Wii stuff because this is the most demanding, when played through it but, I would, say that not only does this play all the games you can push this easily, to 1080p, on this, kind of rig but also if you wanted to you could push it even further get, 4k out of this if you're into that kind of thing it not only plays them like I said but it completely, transformed. Them into making it look like it's a modern-day game. Nintendo, have never been into cutting-edge, technology. In terms of the hardware and playing. Them through something like this where you can actually enhance. The resolution it. Looks absolutely gobsmacked, in the, wii was, a standard, definition console. And playing. It on the original console, the, games look a bit dated, playing, them through something like this 1080p model, controls, of course if you wanted to you can even use, nunchucks, that's how enhanced, this emulator is it, just completely transforms. The games and makes them look like well, they deserve at the end of the day. Let's. Take a look at the Nintendo. 3ds. Now. In the past this needed, an absolute, beast to run compatibility. Was low and the performance, was tarry but nowadays, in, the last 6 months or so you can, see not just games working but playing on mediocre. Pcs with, this kind of build you'll, see them running not just at 1080p but you can even blow the doors off and take it to 4k, now you. May say why, run, things are stupid resolutions. Well the original console run at 250. P now, that's, alright of course on a little tiny screen but when you play this on a TV, it. Looks a bit pixelated. And a, bit of a mess so, enhancing, these games to be to run on a desktop, and with, all its glory in full, 4k. If, he wanted to specifications. They. Look beautiful and, it does them true justice, now, the compatibility. In the past as we talked about wasn't, the greatest but, the enhancements, that they brought in the development, that they've pumped into it you, will see the majority of the catalog, now playable, now the way that the Citra emulator, deals, with the dual screen configuration is, up to you you, can either split the screen into a large main screen and the small little one and you can equalize, it so they've both got both screens running, in tandem it depends on the game depends, on your preferences, depends, on how you want to play it of course the Nintendo 3ds had. Touchscreen you, can use either your mouse or I believe if you use a ps4, pad with the touchpad controls. You, can use that as the actual touchscreen on the, emulator, it really, does enhance the. Way you play it and still, gets all the, bells and the whistles that, the original, handheld, console, had now, some, of these games look absolutely, beautiful, blown, up into these kind of resolutions. You've got all the features that goes along with this including, online multiplayer for, all your favorite games now. In terms of the games yes you can play pokemon, I'm fed, up saying, you can play pokemon, on this the, only game at the time of we record in this is Pokemon, X&Y, they. Are non compatible, as a crash in there that the working out hopefully soon they'll get that ironed out but, over than that all Pokemon, titles, are playable, all the Zelda titles, are all the Mario, games you're all good to go on this one the catalog for the 3d s is absolutely. Huge and like I said the majority of the games that are on that system, are playable, on this system enhanced. Like, we talked about it's, an absolute, dream of a console, and it plays even better when you play in them on the, big screen. And. Now. We get to the creme de la creme the, absolute. Limit, of emulation, I'm talking. About systems. Which, are only just, breaking through into the emulation, scene, now, these, are, pretty, crippling. Emulators. And normally. You need a very, high-end. Rig to play them we, have as we talked about configured. The build of this system, in order for us to get, the maximum. Out of emulation. And of course PC gaming while still keeping to a budget, we are on the fringe of what the system can do so, emulating. Games, such, as this on systems, such as this we're. Pushing it we really are so, let's, have a look at some of these tests, as you can see we, you is playing, like a dream, it is beautiful. Emulation, any title. That I've been thrown at this is pretty, stable pretty good to go if anything, is more of the emulator, holding, it back rather than the system itself. Now, all, the titles that I've done are getting pretty solid, frame, rates I'm playing all these titles at, 1080p. Now. I could, knock them back and get even more stable, frame rates written at 720p, maybe as the, original console, did in most cases but.

We, Are emulating, this and you know me I like to push things to the limit so, 1080p. Was the minimum, now, Mario Kart Xenoblade, Chronicles X. Donkey. Kong tropical. Freeze all, those titles all run. Perfect. The only time when I ever got to any kind of difficulties, was of course. Zelda. Breath of the wild it is run in it is playable, and if I knock it down to 720, it is pretty stable in its frame rate but at, 1080p, it's, just, not there, unfortunately. It's. Getting in the mid, 20s, to 30 frames per second, of course this is a 30 frame per second, game on the Wii U and, yeah. It is playable, it is completable, of course, the more you play the better it gets but it's, for. Me a masterpiece. Of a game and it does deserve, a good solid, framerate. Don't, worry though we are gonna be up in the specifications. In the next, video but for now zelda, breath, of the wild just isn't, quite, there, it's, playable it's doable, but. Again. It's, just not for me on this one all the rest of the titles, play like a dream like I said so in, terms of the Wii U you will get pretty much every, game that is compatible with the emulator, playing. On this system no issues, whatsoever it's. Just a shame that it just isn't quite there, for, zelda. Breath of the wild but don't worry too much because, again like i said i will be making another build and i will be choosing, a cpu. Which will be more suited, to this emulator, i have, learnt from doing all these tests, and the way that it's reacting, with these emulators is that. It just needs even more, cpu. Grunt it in other words clock speeds or it. Needs more cause now. I have sourced, another chip. Out and i'm waiting for it to arrive and, I will update you guys as to a new. Build it's, in the same price category, so don't worry we're not just adding, more money to this to solve the problem, we're actually tinkering. The system itself to try and find, something that is best suited to our games, and that's, what I wanted to achieve from this I wanted, to have a good start in base for us to work from what, we could develop on learn, from and actually, tinker, to get everything. Working, on, the, minimum, budget possible. So, yeah, we you it is playable, it is there but, that one game the, one, bloody, game is just. Not there so, on to, the next. And. The next one is our, pcs. Three, that's, the emulator and we, are emulating indeed. The PlayStation. 3 oh, what. A good day it is to now, I've got to say before we start getting stuck into this this is very much, a work in progress emulator. It, was released a couple years ago it was more proof of concept at that point but, it has come on leaps and bounds, in the past 12 months I would say up to the state where we're at now were, many.

Of The titles are playable, and completable. And very much enjoyable, there is still a long way to go for compatibility, and optimizations. To get the most out of this emulator to, work on most people's systems this, is a very, powerful. System. In terms of emulation, so. You, will need a beefy, rig to run this now we've done our best on our budget to give us the best possible chance in, order us to get most, of these games working, if it's a very compatible game, with this emulator, nine times out of ten you will get it running on this, system the, issues where you come to go is whether, you get the problematic, games, are the very graphically. Intensive. Games so, from my tests. Unfortunately. Persona. 5 it boots, it goes in games it is fully complete able but, you will get skip frames and low, frame rates it's still, some. Way to go, so, optimisation. Wise it's, not, quite there for this system however, if you've got a more beefier CPU, you, can smash, this and enjoy, the games in all, their full glory I've, also got to say that many of the IPS available, on this system still, aren't playable, so at the time of be recording, this the Last of Us Red, Dead Redemption, Uncharted. Series and, some others they just aren't playable. Yep, they get in game yeah the our proof of concept you, can have a mess around with the but, the just too glitchy, to lower frame rate and crashes. Galore but. Many of the other titles that are on there are, very much playable, as you can see it's, a beautiful, system full, of, wonders. Within his catalog the, problem is like I said that this emulator, is still early days so, even though we've given it our best shot, still, not, quite there but I would say that this emulator, is developing. A li and you breakthroughs. Are coming through daily so, them as the optimizations. Increase, the, system requirements, were lower and. Eventually. We, should see this in full bloom, on this, system but. Like I said when we were taking a look at this mu emulator, it's. Just a case of me doing all this trial and error and seeing, what the best combination, of hardware is to. Get the most out of our budget bang, for book playing, all these games also. I've got to say thanks, to all the emulators. That I've covered, whilst. Doing, this video I did. So, much footage covered, so many emulators, on so many systems, it was just overwhelming but, to keep this even, a reasonable, length which to be honest it's not at this moment in time I had to cut so many out but, if you guys want me to feature more systems, in the future, when, we're doing our next build let.

Me Know I want to know what kind of systems you want to run I want to know what you think are the problematic, games, for, me to test to, put all these systems, through the paces I want, to hear those problematic, games, those problematic, emulators. Those systems, that, you really want to get working and I'll do my utmost to. See if we can tinker, and get, this both hardware, and software, working. In unison, where, we can all gain, together, on our favorite games, of all time, in. One place. So. Onto the main gun for this and that is the hardware, so. For this build I wanted to go for the most powerful parts possible, while still keeping within the budget of around 300. UK, pounds, for, me that's a reasonable price to pay for a console, so we're not pricing, ourselves out of the market the, issue is for, that price we've been looking to get just, CPU, and the motherboard so with that in mind I've opted, to go for the used market do, not worry I have not used any hard-to-find specialists, or under, priced parts to make up this build everything, I have used is easily, found on popular websites world round on most, parts I actually, overpaid, to, keep the price in of parts, of this realistic but. Depending. On your country the used market may, vary, obviously. For 300 pounds even on the used, market we're, not going to get blistering, technology, but I've made this PC. Built, for purpose, to. Be able to play all PC. Games and at, an enjoyable level, also, to be able to emulate as many games as possible including. Even the most modern, emulators. I want, to keep the bill that's low coward silent, and compact as possible to, make this a valid option front, room use not. Just for gaming but for also movies. TV. And music streaming, everything, we would expect from a modern gaming console, as. All the parts using this system are as small as possible you, can go for almost any case you wish meaning, if you want to go for modern stylish, case or most. Low profile, discrete case cheapest, or most expensive, new. Or used the, choice is all yours. Meaning, that even though the parts may be used, it still. Look brand new and completely bespoke to your taste if you do have more money at your disposal obviously. You can upgrade certain parts, to give you even more power to your games or if, you want to save money you, can source larger, more available, parts, for the same specifications. The. Actual, parts, then CPU. At the core of the system I've chosen the Sandy Bridge Intel. I5. 2500. CPU, this, is now a very, old CPU. Releasing, in 2011. It, runs off the 1155. Motherboard, socket which means if you wanted to you could also upgrade, to the Ivy Bridge giving, us room for upgrade, if needed but. For, the purpose of this build on our, budget the i5. 2500. Should do is just fine, in most cases although this, card now is 7 in. Terms, of performance, is still wax a hell of a punch before, cause working, at three point three gigahertz, standard. And, 3.7. Turbo, even, compared to modern, CPUs, this, thing, packs quite the punch, the. Reason I chosen the CPU, is bang, for book at a time I'll be recording this the price for this CPU, has fallen, rapidly. Meaning you can pick what are these puppies up for as little as thirty five pound or as, low as twenty, pound it can shop around they, are not hard to find, memory.

And RAM the. Achilles, heel and the reason. This CPU, drop is likely, due to the memory bus it's, only compatible, with. 1333. DDR, Ram although. By today standard, this is very, low it will not affect you as much as some tech channels may help you think, memory. Bandwidth, is only an issue when you're running high-end GPUs, onboard. Graphics or, ap use like the new rising chips, rising, ap use use the onboard RAM as its graphic from meaning. That this is to compensate for what is normally, ddr5. Ram our. Modern, dedicated. GPU, cards, it has to be blisteringly, for us to keep up with these GPUs, or the graphics or bottleneck leading to tarry bad performance, using, slow ramp for. High end GPU such, as today's Nvidia's, 10 70s, and 10 80s low, ram bail bottleneck, the cpu in turn, not allowing, the GPU. To work to its utmost potential. Meaning. For CPU intensive, games, you end up with only a fraction of usage, from your GPU you're, smurfing your, GPUs, capabilities. Which, is more than likely one, of the most expensive parts, in your build although, this sounds extreme in most cases it's only a 1, to 5% frames. Per second loss but. It's still not ideal if you're buying enthusiast. Grade GPUs. As it's just a waste of money the. Minimum amount of RAM I would use to enable us to play all these games is, 8 gigabytes, and that's what I've gone for ddr3. Running. 33, megahertz can, easily. Found online 30. Books at this grade. The. GPU. That normally, the Breton but of the PC, game inside of it all on. Mid. To low end GPUs, you won't see these kind of bottlenecks, as in most cases the, required memory, bandwidth, is so low so with our 13 33, megahertz ram we have a realistic, option of an nvidia 10:58. 210 60 before, we start to see any of these bottlenecks in most games to, keep the price the size and the power consumption, low in this bill that opted, for the Nvidia 1050. But, again you can upgrade depending, on your budget and what parts, you can find in your price range a new. 1050. Is currently about. 120. UK, pounds at a time of me making this video second, and you can pick these up for ninety pounds the, one I've got is a pallet, GeForce, GTX 1050. Storm x2, gigabyte, edition a well known brand in the UK but, ensure. When purchasing, you did not buy one of the unbranded, Chinese, knockoffs these are not as stated, on their advertisements. And are, often BIOS. Flash lesser power cards, used, to fool your system, we, could have gone for an AMD card, but for compatibility, sake, I would keep, 2 Nvidia, some emulators, do not play well with AMD, mostly. Due to the way it handles OpenGL. As, OpenGL. Is a widely, used API. In emulation I tend, to stay with them video for, compatibility, sake, but again the choice is all yours. I'm. Sort of motherboard then the spine of all this it, doesn't matter what motherboard, you use for this build I wanted, to keep it as small as possible so I opted, for the micro ITX version. As we. Are using a non overclockable, cpu, we, don't need anything to an enthusiast, level keeping, the price very, low the, only requirement, is an 1155, socket motherboard and it asks why have a PCIe, slot. For the GPU, these, are very common and can easily, find for for e-books, or lower, I would however try to find one with USB 3.0. Support for, when you start adding hard, drives media, like canister, I managed. To find that motherboard with 3.0, Bluetooth, 4.0. Wi-Fi. Plus. 8 gigabytes, of Gil 13, 33, megahertz ram and an. I5. 32. 10 480, bucks, this, motherboard is a gigabyte, h77. And Wi-Fi, revision, one if that makes a big difference, and he's perfect for whole media setup also handy, hint tried to get either a CPU, or motherboard, that includes, a stock Intel cooler, or better these, are often included as buying. One used will cost you more in postage, than, what it's actually worth secondhand, hard. Drives and stories then it makes 0 different, for hard drives you use on this as long as they are satin, I would, try to buy a bigger hard drive as possible, to give you as much space for possible, for your games modern. Titles do take up quite a bit of space and once you start emulating you'll, find how much these games take up for, this build I opted with a 1 terabyte standard, hard drive these, can be found as little, as 20. Pounds, online plus, even, come with the years warranty if you buy from, cex, or something similar I'm not sure if this is available in other countries but I'm sure you have the same equivalent, in most regions as a, bonus, in with the price I also opted, for a 250.

Gigabyte SSD. This, is not essential but it kills me to boot a machine that runs its operating, system from our normal, standard, hard drive it's. Just not as responsive with. 250. Gigabytes, you have enough space for the OS a few programs and, even, some for your favorite games for a snappier, experience, of course non-essential, like I said so if you miss out on this you, can still have extra, cash to upgrade your CPU, or GPU if. Wanted, these, can be found for days are about 40, bucks now, I know I know it's, not best practice, to use second-hand, drives due to failure rates but, in all honesty in my 30 years of making, and using pcs, I've only ever had, three. Hard drives failing, me on my, PCs are on literally, for like 24/7. Maybe I'm lucky you, judge but as long as you don't stall your family photos it's extra on there and you buy from a site that offers some kind of warranty, or protection, you should be good to go at least for a year in the worst case. Now. For the boring bit the power supply, again. You don't require anything, special, with the PSU, and they, can be picked up for pennies I would, however go, for known brand EPS use and if possible one, that has at 80 bronze certificate. It may sound silly spending, so, much on a power unit but cheap ones will, often, fail or not be able to the standards, that they actually advertise, I would, however up for, a 550. Watt or over, PSU, as I'll though complete, overkill for this build it will give you Headroom, if you want to upgrade or wish, to use it again in other future, bills I budgeted. 30 bucks for this but if I was you I would spend an extra 10 bucks and buy a brand new one or a well, branded, one for, the sake of mind, onto. The case then the bit that makes it look all flashy this, is all down to your personal taste and budget as almost everything, we use this small form-factor, you can use almost any case, remember. You need to have one that fits the PCI, Express or, the graphics, card and the, power supply you. Have chosen unless. You want something super small, you, should have no worries, I managed, to pick up the thermit 8 core v1, mini for 20 bucks on my local ads and this, was in almost perfect condition these. Are tiny and then the future were going to be gold even smaller for, the same price. Now. Ignored, they all in one cooler, I have in there at the moment this is definitely, not, needed in this setup it, will not affect your build in any way by including it we have non, overclocked, CPU, in there with lots of ventilation so. Something like this is complete overkill, for this specification, of build as I, talked about this is not the end of these build videos, I want to do some experiments, with some over CPUs, in this build in the coming weeks I added the water cooler, in the as I would have had to take apart almost the entire PC, for, me to add the cooler later down the line so, I did the sensible thing it added it now that. Way I can showcase some more options for you in future videos but, for you guys just stick, to the stock cooler, so. In total then so, far we have gone for the i5 2500. That is 35, UK, pounds, eight gigabytes, of 1333. Megahertz. 30 bucks, 1050. NVIDIA GPU, 90, bucks the PSU, was 30 bucks the, hard drive 20, bucks, 1155. Motherboard, compatible, is 40, bucks and the case was 20 bucks meaning, that the totals, priced, for us to get running, bare-bones.

Is, 265. UK. Pounds, however, again you can add the optional, SSD, in there for 40 bucks to give you a much snappier. Experience. Bring the total up to. 305. UK. Pounds, which I believe is around about 390. US dollars but that comes in for quite the bang for book and in just a second I'll show exactly, the performance, that we're gonna get for a modern PC gaming, and some of the most demanding emulators. Are available, today remember. That although this looks quite expensive for, the total u.s. price I know that, much, of those parts can be found for a fraction, of the price over there. Well. What does it want we, want. So. We built the system we put it all together and we've tested more, or less everything that I can throw at this and what have we learned from it yeah, we can more or less play everything, or every. System, that can be played. On a PC, emulated. PC, games this, will play everything, the only time it stumbles, is on, those, modern. Advanced. Emulators, on the, cutting-edge, games, so, yeah, if they are more than playable, but for me it's not the complete gaming, experience, so, we do need to push this even further again. Like I've said over and over in this video I don't want to throw more money at this what I want to do is tailor the actual specifications. To, suit these emulators, in particular, so. Building. More pcs, let's, build another one and see where that goes this time round again, I want to keep the budget in the same bracket but. I've just ordered a new, case this is it it's, basically the same size as a ps4, I'm gonna, get more grunt, and more specs out of this one while still keeping on the same budget, I'm just, waiting for the CPU, to come through and we. Are good to go I cannot wait to get my teeth stuck into this and see, what we can smash, out of this build, I love, mildewed these pcs, I love tested emulators, I love games in general so, doing things like this for me is just bread and butter I could do this all day the. Only thing is I want to hear from you guys is what, systems, would you like me to test obviously, I'm, gonna push those more troublesome games to see if those work on this build but, I want to notice any systems, you want me to showcase in particular Sega, Saturn Dreamcast. Some of the more retro systems, if there's, any features, within those emulators. Or in fat PC, games that, you want me to try and test out on this. Build, of system, this, is just as much your channel. Just as much your series, and just as much your build and all this because the end of day I'm putting, these together to, hopefully. Encourage you to think outside the box and get this kind of setup and way, of thinking in your, gaming, lifestyle. So hopefully. That. Has encouraged, you guys to make. Magic, happen, it's. Been an absolute, pleasure bringing. This here this first episode has, been bumper. I've covered so much information, I had, to cover so much information, for you guys to know exactly, what's going on so you could follow so, you could, actually get, the relevant information to you I do. Make, long videos that's just the way I am I'm afraid. Hopefully. It's all been relevant and pertinent to you guys so, put. In the comments down below again, if you would like me to feature, anything. At all it's, been an absolute pleasure as always bringing this here all the thanks, goes to my patreon, guys those, are the, people who made this possible the. Money that comes in from patreon. I can pump into parts and build systems like this I can test emulators, in different ways I can build systems. And play games, and, test them for you guys so the entire gaming community, knows what, magic, can be done when, you put a bit of grey matter into, it so thanks, again to everybody that supports me on patreon, there's links if you want to help out in the description down below thank.

You To all the emulator, guys and most of all thank you to you for actually watching, this super, bumper, length, episode, hopefully, it's entertaining but as, always please, like please subscribe, ring. That bell or whatever it is that people do nowadays I think you also drink about 5 bells to actually get notified, if I make a video but, as always most, of all most. Of all you. Guys have a good day, laters.

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FINALLY! I got this puppy up and running :D If there is any emulators or games you would like me to add for future videos like this let me know. On this one I just tried to get the more demanding ones. But ... its your content just as much as mine so you decide :D Also next Build already underway. Next video like this I will take you through actually BUILDING it and installing the software you need to make the magic happen! Thanks for all your support, you are all AMAZING!

How about M.A.M.E.?

Daan Damhuis, Yes the I7s are hyperthreaded however it's generally not particularly useful in emulation /:

Castlevania HoD Stage 2, and especially stage 3. Good luck running that sucker. I found a 8700k did the job. A 3770k did not. You'll have to delete a few of the DLC files to get it to play out of trial mode. When considering which console to emulate I recommend the PS3 for it's higher weapon/armor drop rates. Settings Interpreter (Fast), ASMJIT (fastest), auto load libraries, enable thread, enable SPU, SPU Cache. Preferred SPU Auto, Blocksize Safe, TSX, Enabled. GPU Vulkan, 1280x720. Write colors, use GPU texture scaling, Vsync to get the menu to show.

Simply Austin would you build one for me as I'm no good with stuff like this lol an would love one cheers

great video dude as always. had a pop at this my self I have a descent pc with a ryzen 1700x cpu 32gb dd4 3200mhz and gtx 980ti 6gb but a fancied building a mini system to run this on so I set my self a £300 budget like you did and as of last week set off on my quest as too speak . I got a ryzen 2400g £130 8gb ddr4 2400mhz £64.00 128gb ssd Adata £40 seagate 1tb hdd £24 asrock a320m-dgs am4 motherboard for 39.99 the whole lot took me too 297.99 . I went a little over budget to buy a case with psu but got one of ebay for 25. so in total I spent 322.99 and all this kit was new and sealed. I have done a number of test and I get more or less the same results as you do I think the vega 11 and the gtx1050 are about the same. anyway this is an option for anyone who likes Amd kit over intel.

You are amazing for just 341 bucks I think definitely going to make this.

Frosty Comedy-Man To bad, my motherboard doesn’t support Ivy Bridge. Isn’t i7 hyper threaded?

Pretty sure you're trolling Xander but no you can't. Not on any system except for the ps4 itself

Daan Damhuis, if Austin is going to use the same chipset i'm pretty sure he'd be going with something like an I7 3770K. I have an I7 2600 and the performance increase over the 2500 is VERY negligible.

So I can play PS4 games on this system??

Simply Austin are you going for an i7-2600 or are going to the 3rd gen? I’m thinking of upgrading my i5-2500 to an i7-2600.

A used gtx 970 goes for around the same price as a 1050 ti, is worlds faster, and supports all the latest APIs

Gopher360 is pretty good, it free software that allows you to control windows with a gamecontroller and you can toggle between a keyboard and mouse mode on the controller to gamepad. Just install windows 10, set the dpi higher. And boom, works really well.

Your description says we can prob source win10 for free these days. Any suggestions as to how?

@Chris McCaulley: Hey, if you want to go out and spend thousands of dollars buying the original consoles and long out-of-print games, be our guest. Seriously, if you feel that strongly against emulation and roms, then what the hell are you even doing here watching this? Ah well, I guess I can't stop you from trolling random videos to make up the fact that you have no real friends. Piss off, NARC. Just saying. :P

When is this gonna release

Hype for the next video! August is my birthday. So I will wait for your next build to see if it meets my needs and be able to build it my self watching your video! :)

I've been trying to do this for years, but after building theorizing and organizing, you start to like the process rather than the results. I don't even play the tens of thousands of games I've curated/downloaded. Launchbox, Hyperspin, Retroarch, Retropie, Recalbox, Kodi, and Plex, can't quench the collector in me. Hundreds of gigs worth of metadata, and terabytes of roms aren't enough.

Great video! Good to see a new upload

@Chris : WTF?

@ 1:02 u say X-Box, what emulator to use? CXBX Reloaded?

+Simply Austin You really need to stop pirating games and telling people it's ok to do so.. pretty sad. Nobody really gives a flying shit that you have a working wiiu emulator and the hardware to run it... just saying.

Simply Austin it looks amazing. hopefully this is available for android at some point.

Yeah, I did originally have the build first then benchmarks, but it was boring hehe. Switched it but forgot to give the basic specs first. Formula will be changed a bit on next build. Ryan... Yeah seen that mate. They got the 3D stuff going now to a little bit. Can't wait for those switch emus to kick in

Simply Austin riyuginx is running 2d games at hunerds of fps

hey austin! love the video, but maybe a suggestion for next time, put the specs in first? benchmarks don't really mean anything to me unless i know what the hardware it's running on is. Just my thoughts though, obviously do whatever you think is good.

Could you do a 3do emulation video plz.

no worries mate. Off top of head the best 3DO emu is 4DO (FourDO). It has a fork on the RetroArch side too

But what hardware?

Please test CXBX-Reloaded on the next build

I already have such system - it is my PC that runs every game perfect

At the 1060 point, just get a GTX 980 Ti. It's older and may appear to be clocked slower, but don't be fooled: it has more core components that help out! If you play your cards right, you can even get a GTX 980 Ti for near the price of a 1050, and most 980 TIs can be overclocked slightly to give even more power. That and the 980s typically had more GPU ram, so it renders the whole DDR3 thing inert.

I think this is actually a pretty sensible, affordable build. The only issue that puzzles me is if the CPU and the board do still get BIOS support for Meltdown and Specter. If they do, there should be nothing to stop people to try a hand on it, but if they don't then a build based on newer parts should be better (mainly CPU and board), even though it's bound to be more expensive.

U can't play Ps4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch games, but u keep saying u can play every game of every console

You're making me want to build an emulation-specific PC for my living room. Stop it.

that counter strike banner was stolen from fitz please credit him

hey bro whats the name and model of the new case u bought? thnxs

Yeah, fractal node 202. Be aware it needs a SFF PSU though

ohhhh its the fractal node

Whats the software you are using to show fps and temperatures?

I’m a gameing fan boy to

But what about vr

Great video, Austin! I am wondering if Sega Saturn and Atari Jaguar will run on your budget rig.

This was on my trending video, totally irrelevant but watched it anyway and I can see how much time you've put to make this video. Great Job.

Here's the parts on PCpartPicker, just not listed as "Used" parts so its more expensive. CPU - Sandybridge intel i5-2500 RAM - 8 gig 1333mhz GPU - 1050 Palit 2gb Storm x MoBo - Gigabyte H77N-Wifi micro itx HDD - 1TB Power - corsair cx500M 80+ CASE - Thermaltake Core V1 Mini Some items do not have a price and may need to find an alternate for your region. Just change the "country".


I will follow your channel

Anyone have more fun setting it up than actually playing the games?

PC = 1 Console = 0

The GTX 1050 does wonders! I'm using one on my 2011 PC, with an AMD Phenom II X4 955 and 6 GB RAM. Works great with current gen games.

Cool Rob Hubbard sid32-chip music!!!! The days and nights as a ten year old spent listening to him, and Jeff Minter, and Martin Galway - priceless melancholy: thank you. And an awesome result for 300 quid. I feel a build coming on for my daughters' upgrade PC and that spare Horipad Switch controller that's knocking about in one of the boxes somewhere.

wish u well on this project

Who the fuck calls pounds “bucks”? That’s slang for dollars.

Haha good luck playing the crash bandicoot McDonalds happy meal game from about 20 years ago on that.

Erm... Just to make sure, how does this build allow you to play games you own physically? There doesn't seem to be a disc drive, or any way to plug a cartridge in. :/

I feel like getting a 1050 ti or a 960 4gb would give you more bang for your buck and newer pc titles and upscaled emulators might require more than 2 gb of vram.

Awesome video dude this got me really excited! Sadly you didn't cover any xbox emulators :(

Also, when you're buying anything online. I highly recommend downloading the honey discount app for chrome or Firefox. Slice the price down as much as possible.

Love it. Cant wait for the next video. I have a fairly new laptop with a 1060, wondering if I should build a dedicated PC rig or just use my laptop, what do you think?

enjoy your videos but this is by far the best video so far a step by step on how to get it to stage yours is at from software point using a couple of different front ends would be amazing

Only a matter of time before the Nintendo Ninjas strike and start offing folks.

Hell yeah

Great to see what can be done on budget. I'd love to see a video on just controllers and emulators. Can one controller work for all? If not, then suggested controller for each emulator. Thanks!

I'm eager to watch this tonight when I got home, a lot of this philosophy is what drove my initial design for Gam3B0x - and the fact you did it for under 400$ is amazing (Mine was 1,200$ in 2015)

Please please please say quid not bucks, after all old chap we are british.

OG Xbox emulation is still in its infancy.

Great video! I love this stuff as much as the next guy, but to have someone expertly assess configurations like this is a dream. Its impossible to have every game tested for every person, so maybe It would be great if you had a google sheet somewhere of games tested and their frame rates etc. You could add to it as requests come through. (or add it to a long description... eek) I would love to see some pinMAME examples. Addams family. Star trek next generation. PSX examples: Driver, Rival schools, Tenchu. MAME examples S.T.U.N runner. i specifically bought an alienware alpha for complete console replacement, and never looked back.

I am speechless...

This was a great idea though, something I've been bandying about to all the SBC guys for a while, I love my Pi but seriously it can't touch the RAW POWAH of a pc like this. I have followed your example on this one, although I do have a Xbone, I tend to let my kids play on that while I stick with my pc. It's kind of cool playing my own game of Fallout 4 while they are doing the same thing on the tv. My biggest thing with using a pc though, much like you said, is Dreamcast...what about that Dreamcast, though??? Gah, can't get enough. I think I'm even willing to pony up the $20 to get that front end, that baby is clean. Great stuff as usual!

Hi Austin! love the video, and looking forward to seeing more from you and this series :D would like to see some Gamecube games on dolphin emulator. Thanks :D

thank you very much! So will you create a new video with a new configuration specific ONLY for run all the emulators? At 47:20" there is an awesome case, the Fractal NOde 202: it's fantastic. Is it possible to insert gpu like GXT1050 or 1060 inside?

just gonna make a comment here that with BOTW there are some graphics packs that help with the FPS thing. I use them myself and i get a stable 30FPS with it. The YouTube channel "BSoD" made a video about it. I would look into his channel to get BOTW running in Cemu better.

How do find Ram that cheap ?

Hey I wanted to ask if this system is good CPU:I5 3570k Mobo:Asus p8z68-v lx Ram:8Gb of ddr3 1600mhz (I'm looking forward to upgrade to 16gb) GPU:Gtx 970 PSU: 550w HDD:1tb I'm looking forward to get a 250gb SSD too

Great stuff!!! Id like to see a few different versions of builds for the newer emulators!

did i miss it? can it play ps4 or xbox one games? some uncharted 4?

what game is 47:51? ty in advance

How much did you manage to get your node 202 case for?

90 with the PSU mate. Not a huge saving but it saved some pennies and in perfect nic

Hey Austin. Awesome job on the video. :) I'd love to see some Ratchet & Clank ps2 games tested on your system. I get pretty bad slow downs on my i5 2400 with a 1050 ti.

Excellent video as usual. Looking forward to the next one.

Will be fun to revisit this concept in a few years

Great inspiring video. I'm interested on what CPU you're waiting for. The i5 2500 is pretty good and should be enough for what you need.

Eventually, all emulators will be on vulkan so AMD won't be a problem

You should look at Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

What about PS4 exclusives and Nintendo switch games? This is an interesting concept and build but it's not truly everything.

I am so glad that there is a channel like yours where I can get so much info about emulation. You're doing a splendid work and I hope to see more of your videos in future. Thank you.

There are DS games that tax my system more than 3DS games when upping the internal resolution

Heck yeah! Can't wait to see more of this series!

You should test Final Fantasy XV in the future. It's very intensive and highly scalable

What is the best free frontend?

Hi Austin can’t wait for the next vid showing how to actually build one !!! Your inspiring me to build my own !!! I have a request for the next emu to cover how about Technoparrot (sega ringwide/ringedge) ??? Had ago myself but seems very difficult especially setting it up through rocketlauncher!!! Any tips or vids would be appreciated mate !!!

You had to make this after I made my gaming PC

Would love to see some Nesicaxlive and Taito type X arcade dumps.


why does he say ''bucks'' when hes on about British pound?

Always wanted to build and set up something like this. Thanks, this was very helpful

This is the very first video that I've launched on your Channel, can you show off this build your computer your whole setup would be nice to see a video of you actually putting a gaming system together or maybe you already have and I don't know.

Austin you're doing amazing work bud, greetings from California

Austin just a quick question sir do you have any news on the ordoid front end you where working on?

Simply Austin thanks dude!

all done... will release it this week I hope

I thought this was gonna be one of those clickbaity videos But this This is great, content like this is rare in Youtube Subbed!

can it run switch games

what is the program you used for the gpu usage, cpu usage, fps meter etc. that is in the corner of some of the screens? ive seen it in many places and want to get it

Will you make builds that are focused on certain consoles ? For example you could make a build that plays wii/gamecube games

but I only have time for a couple of games :( lol

Sooooooo.... You just built a PC?

You can tell, a lot of love went into this video. Thanks Austin :)

Simply Austin of course haha. You went over the top, and I appreciate it :)

Thank you mate. I really enjoyed it. But 50 mins.... Hehe never again!!

Have you got the link for the front en/ gui?

Look for ETAPrime/ Launchbox videos on YouTube to see how to install and customize your front end consoles

yeah mate, more of a setup one in the next. Bults, setup and test

brillient thanks, in the next video are you able to explain how to get it to launch straight into launchbox?

Ah, it's just the normal theme on there. City Hunter it's called.

got the launchbox downloaded. sorry i ment the gui you used lol

i cant see it? :S

In description matey

errr - rgb lights add 5-10 fps? Is Nvidia aware? :p

dont forget to add a sonic plushie inside so it gotta go fast

Simply Austin It's just like the racing stripes

ROG have patented it

imagine this build after 11 series gpus come out

You mean PC right? Because emulation.

Crosshair placement is everything in fps games

Top man

But i still cant finish the fight

39:03 says he got a palit gtx 1050 2gb *shows palit gtx 1050ti 4gb* *heavy breathing*

Simply Austin hey man im not hating i love the content! do you think it would be possible to create portable emulating stations, and i dont mean as in gpd win (which is great) but by like upgrading a psp or an old nintendo, or using its hull and use different parts from scratch? thought that would make a cool video/series

next one has a 960.... just trying to use different parts and combos to see how it effects dif games/emus

Simply Austin nice video either way, allthough i think you wouldve gotten better benchmarks with a used 900 series card for the same price

hehe yeah, I noticed that. I just used a stock photo not seeing that in the pic. check out the real life box few secs before.... you can see there 2gb

Waiting for Switch emulator ;)

peasents: why wanna sit in an uncomfortable chair behind a disk in a dimly lit basement when you can game on a tv on your couch PCMR: we can hook our pcs up to a tv aswell.. peasents: but try playing with a mouse and keyboard hahahahaha youll just press the wrong buttons every time controllers are way better and comfortable PCMR: we can hook up every controller in existence additional to the mouse and keyboard peasents: but but but we- we have EXCLUSIVES! YES HAHAH TRY BEAT THAT ONE PCMR: hold my beer..

You made it sound like your setup would include Xbox one and PS4,I was thinking u had dedicated consoles and setup remote play for them both to the PC connected to the TV

Hey Austin! Everyone's talking about the ODROID Go, it would be great to hear your take on the device in a video!

Hey Guys! This is Austin

Love the videos. How about the Atari 800XL computer or maybe Firefox on Mame which I have never get running. Are you ever going to a video on Mobile Emulators consoles?

Wow! Those 50 minutes just flew by! Excellent video!

Ok. What video guides me to not only build the machine but also install the GUI and the games to create a every game on every system machine ???

Hey Austin can you please do a tutorial on new citra emulator

already done on e a few weeks back mate. In the description of vid for a link

Looking forward to that Launchbox discount code ;p

Who plays a racing game from the freaking bumper cam?

hehe I cant play them from behind, I think its from my Wipeout days, just got used to it. I also like to invert my Y axis on FPS too hehe.... I know its bad :D

I was interested that you didn't include on OS in the cost. Obviously the emulators will probably all work on Linux, but windows games can be a bit tetchy. So are you running them in WINE or windows?

hehe.. nooooo.... You can still use an older windows key, install it and upgrade to 10 if you wait for it to update. The long way around it all, but if you wanna stay legit its the way to go :D

Simply Austin no worries, that's what I figured. I should have probs looked before asking. Hang on a minute, does that mean (GASP) that you'd encourage young and impressionable people to pirate windows?! Whatever will Microsoft do to stay afloat?

Windows mate. I did talk about it i the description... it was also in my original edit of the video too, but it was already over an hour so I had to cut it down to make it slightly shorter hehe. 50 mins was already going a bit far :D

i love you r videos and thank you so much for your hard working

Thank you for watching mate :D

your dream is called pc

Discord sucks,I got it,the queues are too long!never again.

Its a new game streaming app.I thought you were reviewing it.

Vortex mate? I dont understand what you mean?

Simply Austin no,no,wrong app I meant vortex.

Ques in Discord?

What about minecraft?

Rico games Booss Nothing can run Crysis.


Simply Austin can you add Nintendo Wii Wiiu gameCube ps3 ps4 ps2 all mame 3do Atari Jaguar lynx intellivision Xbox one Ds 3ds Sega Saturn Sega Dreamcast emulator on one console that plays those emulator and all games in 3d and 4k

show me MGS4 on pc and I'll admit your theory.

i have a GTX 970 and 8GB RAM am i good to go?

Sounds good to go for me mate... as long as it aint laptop

Simply Austin i7 6th gen

yeah, thats some great specs. however for the emulation side, its mostly down to the CPU. What you running mate?

Fritz you mean Fitz?

Get retroarch

Nice build...I would like to see Final Fantasy 15(benchmark tool would be good) running and looking better than PS4 and xboxone...

Hey simply Austin, i have a GPD win 2 and would like to play games on it. Do you think that it is powerful enough for the games and emulators?

I kno it beats the purpose of this system, but you can make a game profile for botw on cemu and change some settings to get up to a 20-40 fps boost depending on the hardware configuration and some non graphical related tweaks

I have a lenoovoo core i5 64 bit @2.70GHz 8GB ram I already have the Nintendo's emu & the ps2 one im trying to get the ps1 & ps3 i need help

Hey, I've watched all your vids and I love them. However........... Everyone knows how to build or buy a system. What people want is where to find games/roms, and how to use them with each emulator. You could make millions if you provided a hard drive with this setup. Thanks.

I know 3d is a gimmick with tvs but for the 3ds it would be nice My brother wants to play pokemon x or y so I thought I'd ask cause I felt that was one of the last games if not the last to really use the 3d thanks to the 2ds

Your channel got me into emulation!

We don't yet have an EMULATOR that can emulate the SAGA SATURN 100%, let alone a GAME SYSTEM. Go fuck yourself.

We need a PS Vita Emulator; also what was that last game you were playing?

Hello. i love your video, i do similar builds in different price ranges, yours its great. i will like to see you trying the N64 with south park racing, it has always been a pain in the butt and crashes often, also mario cart 64 the jungle stage in many of my builds it just skips frames like crazy !!!. great job. thank you

Very good video I watched it all. You touched base on everything and explained it all perfectly. Good job buddy! Awaiting your next video!

Link to that new case?? Does it have a disc slot?

This is an awesome project.

Waiting for next build

I feel this is a dumb question, but I'm assuming this system has no issue with Streamed games such as PSNow or even streaming an xbone or ps4 to the system? I want to build a more powerful version of this system, but if that means I also never need to plug in my parents or xbone to the the again, I'm even more sold

If you built me one.. I'd buy it. I'm from the UK bud

Just put together a mid tier media PC myself. - note, I changed a few parts in this list since I had an old GTX 970 and a windows Pro key laying around. *2200g performs similar to a 3rd gen i7 *Single 8 GB stick of ram is to leave room for upgrading to 16 GB and it's cheaper than 2 x 4 GB *The 500 GB SSD could be knocked down 250 GB if you're only planning on PS1/N64 and older - need the extra storage for PS2, Game Cube & Steam - a 1-2 TB Hybrid would work as well but would be noticeably slower *If you plan on playing newer AAA games then I suggest upgrading the CPU to a 2400g/2600x and GPU to a GTX 1060(1160?) - if you prefer Intel then an i5-8600 for the CPU(K only if you plan to overclock and you'll need a different Mother Board)

This is bulshet

$20 for every game ever... if that isnt a steal idk what is

Top notch video. You have a new sub and a thumbs up. Now I'm off to find a pre built setup as sadly I don't have the skill or the knowledge to build my own.

what about ditching the graphics card and go with a FM2+ motherboard, an A10-7850K Black edition and 512GB of DDR3 RAM and a water cooling system to cool the A10-7850k (Combined CPU/GPU), CORSAIR 1KW PSU.

Omg 4 min in, I'm so excited to learn about this set up! I have been wondering about such a thing for a long time

Awaiting the discount to buy the Launchbox System. Is really nice.

Nice, I've got most systems running on my PC except ps4 and xbox one, so i'll be paying close attention to this video to see how that's possible!

Great video!! Only problems I'm having is finding a motherboard and DDR3.  When I'm looking at the specs the CPU supported list under Core i5 (3550/3450/3570/3470/2300/2400/2320) is all I'm finding.  Guessing that means the I5 2500 is not supported? Lastly the DDR3 8GB is (4GBx2) 240 pin?  Sorry for the newb questions any help is much appreciated.  Thanks again for all the hard work!!

Andy Melton use PCPartPicker

hmmmm well those are all the right socket on that motherboard for that CPU. But not sure why 2500 aint on there? Maybe contact the seller as it would be strange that it wasnt supported. Yes mate, DDR3 and it should be 240 pin. You can go for any combo in size etc up to 32GB with that CPU. But try and make sure you try and make it a combination of 2 dimms (2 sticks of RAM) getting just one stick of 8 for example can slow it down.

Great job on this could you put a list of components that you used in the description bar?

What are ridiculous intro dude you said time and time again...... Time and time again

A raspberry pi of the future

Been rocking an overclocked 2500K and a HD7950 since they were new, and can still play mostly any PC games

can't wait to see that launchbox discount code. keep on putting out excellent content, austin!


i hate nintendo, but love his games :/

How much cost the OS? since is a *budged* gaming system i bet you used GNU OS.

Good to have you back Austin. One of my favorite channels. Keep up the amazing content

Austin you are the Boss! Keep up your great work i need you in my life!

Will my PC be ok Austin? AMD FX8350 - GTX780 3gb - 16gb Ram ?

Yeah it’s a good for organizing emus I bought premium last year and it took a while to set up but rocks and Big Box is a treat when I move my Surface PRO to play on my my tv

what about i5 8400 2.8ghz (up to 4.0ghz turbo) 6 cores 1050ti 4gb gddr5 8gb ddr4 ram 2666mhz so cemu on this what you think

I love your passion man!

Thanks mate, just love this kinda thing

Pc gaming is just awesome.

Can only ask for more, that's exactly the kind of build I'm into: a build that can handle modern games and "modern" emulation in the same time without going above the price tag of the most modern gaming consoles! Its around 450£ for an Xbox One X, 360£ for a PS4 Pro or 300$ for a Switch so to reach the average console budget you still have an extra 70£ to make the best out of it! Of course there's the controller and peripherals but still... Can't wait to see the results with the other CPU you mention in the video (and kinda looking forward to know what CPU is this to make my own build!) Keep up the good work!

or you can build a 500$ PC with the ability of upgrading to future equipment that can potentially run anything.

We definitely have a premium content video here. Very good choice with the hadware but we can buid many other PCs with similar or even better result with other cheaper parts like with Xeons CPU platforms for example. I recomend the "Tech Yes City" channel for this purpose if someone want to get another alternatives on cheaper hardware capable for low cost. I don't say the hadware you chose is bad, only that we have multiple alternatives with old but capable hatdware today. Other sugestions is that I recomend the intel "K" series for the CPU to be able to overclock and get better rasults on those games or emulators that need extra power, to be able to unlock the full potential on the CPU. For the GPU to get a solid fps on 1080p at low cost you have a good choice with that GTX 1050 or even with a GTX 1060 3GB. For me the 1050 TI 4gb was a better choice but I understand you perfectly, you want to stay on the 300 console butget. Good job like always and thanks for the awesome video, I watched it all. :D

Is it called a PC?

fantastic video. loved every minute of watching this, its exactly the type of system I want to build perfect for pc gaming and retro with a budget like that my wife wont end up killing me lol. would love to see how it handles dreamcast and saturn

Great video! Very helpful! Thanks for the hard work you put into it.

Hi Austin! Can you help me how to get this? 1:25 I’ve been looking forever! Thanks :)

Simply Austin I commented before I watched the video. Oops lol

its the Launchbox app mate. Link to their site is in the description :D


Giancarlo Cecere while you are right, of course, access to Microsoft game pass, steam, psnow, the emulators, and virtual machines you get access to 99%+ of all games ever made. And switch is not on this video, but it's available.

I am one of the lucky one's here having Full NBN, optical fibre all the way back, the rest now here will get optical fibre to the street node, then old copper back to exchange, another aussie government stuff up

Overnight, no chance, i tested that way, and its been 20+ hours and 1/3 or artwork, still a Good TIP. just been downgraded to GOD TIP LoL

Don't tick the boxes for artwork, until all rom's are imported, then scan for media, ***BEST TIP EVER..!!!*** Cheers & Beers, but its all a little late sadly, next time, or clone the hdd

There is mate? Just tell it the system you want to add and tell it where your games are. Does all the work for you. Handy hint... dont tick the boxes for art until you added all your systems. Then scan system again once complete and tick all the boxes, leave it overnight to download the art and job done.

TheGroove69 here is his video for Xbox emulator.

I am still importing "roms" been 2 days now, not halfway yet, 2TB of mixed roms, wish there was a batch file or something that scanned the "rom" folder and do all the work of adding Systems & Emulators, anyway i might get to play/try it one day loL

Ill prob just copy this exact build, then extend upon it after time... Getting better gpus and jazz then getting fancier cases further down the road...

delete fortnite

What game at 48:25?

*Surely. Don't call me Shirley......... Loved the video as always :)

Ive been waiting for 4k pokemon Y its the one game in the series i havent played.

Any chance of a video getting the dolphin and cem u emulators up and running?

So u gonna tell us the dang thing

How does it work (in your experience) with different controllers? I like to use the respective controller (USB version I know) for each console I'm emulating.

Is there a emulator for Xbox yet?


These emulators also need a VR option .. Would make the gameplay more immersive again Kinda like DVD to Bluray... But for gaming.

Does this system emulate switch too? Noticed Mario kart 8 or am I seeing anothrr version?

Can I ask if there is a chance for a complete emulator torrent put together by yours truly.. Also.. just as a tip, bitorrent has been bought by the CEO of Tron. He is going to be rewarding people for continuous seeding on torrent networks by paying them in Tron.

Three things Austin. Firstly.. congrats on making this budget system that can even make PS3 games work.. 2ndly.. this is such a breathe of fresh air and I may even consider building a table console.. to hold my coffee. 3rdly.. if you can do this for a budget system.. I am scared to see what you can do with a full "no limits" system.. even glycol cooling to make it the most smoothest and quietest system.. My main question. How many controllers can be programmed for this programme.. I mean.. can I configure a set of controllers from each system , bar say PlayStation..

You missed the cost of the Watercooled CPU cooler and the SSD Hard Drive cost?

£40 for the HDD.. its in the totals section, bringing it to £305. Stated in the video, I only have a AIO cooler in there as I am experimenting with CPUs a the moment on this build for future vids. Between this and the stock cooler it will have zero impact on gameplay. Again, I did say this mate.

In terms of storage.. What is your ideal size SSD ?

As big as you can afford as they are great for loading times etc. But I think best bang for buck is the 250GB spot.

BrandyKoopa I have a GTX 1080 and 8GB RAM so I think I got it covered

Or you output the graphics through HDMI on boot and strip the laptop down to essentially the motherboard and mouth it to the side of a cabinet,with an external power switch.

Simply Austin desktop :)

Alex Diaz the software costs 20$ but has no games included! And there's also a free version

Ayy this type of system is what I have been slowly building over the last 1 and a half years. Lot of database management and networking involved in mine due to it grabbing the roms from a nas

I really like this video, however I’m pretty much a layman, I understand sourcing the parts and putting them together, but you didn’t show any system set up or how you would get the games on them on there?

I found your channel today 03-08-2018 and only watched 2 of your videos, I'm really impressed with your contents and the way of your tutorial is just awwwwesomeeeee...... I'll try many of your tutorials in near future....

Thank you kind Sir, I hope that they help you out :D

Best emulation video I’ve seen on YouTube!! Thank you for this!

Just...amazing.Thank you so much!

Can you show us an Atari 2600 game up-scaled to 4K on this system? it must look beautiful!

Seems awesome, I might have missed it, but does it run og xbox and 360 well? I'd love to put one of these together

intro finishes at 3:30

Timestamps are in the description

I've just built a console box for my CRT outputting everything in native 240p and/or 480i where needed. I did this via an old Optiplex with a Radeon and CRTEmudrivers installed. That runs at 3.2ghz and the only thing it struggled with was SMG and SMG2, did you find the extra .5ghz on this had enough oomph to run those two games via Dolphin? Cheers

I'm not really familiar with emulators and wish to get into it down the line. Aswell as Roms can this emulator play the actual authentic game disc from any gen?

Really Useful, Thanks Austin for such a complete guide, I'm in the process of building a fullsize cab and wanted to take it upto PS2 / Wii builds so this will be perfect! Out of interest - what was the FPS counter you used in these vids?

im getting a pc in september emulators will be key i am proud to say simply austin will be my go to guide

I've been trying to build a console. It boots straight into steam big picture and I have a few emulators running on it.

simply A, please help me i have 2 pc same specs as you!, one with gtx 780ti and one with gtx 970 the cpu are 2500k, but not over clocked so the same as you, when i try to watch you tube in 4k, i get stuttery and no playback , and my cpu loads up max, why can i not get you tube to play, when i can game at 4k on low settings, 1440p on you tube butter smooth,thanks

thanks for the reply, that sucks ,keep up the good work

I got a i7 8700K OC to 5.)Ghz, 16 gig or 32mhz RAM and a nVidia 1080..... I get youtube fullscreen 1080p at 15fps :( Welcome to my world mate :D

Thanks that has helped alleviate all my compatibility fears.  Many thanks!!

Plz try out how Sonic Unleashed on RPCS3 works. ;___;

oh the NBN yeah man its taking way tooooo long, so government is taking shortcuts now to complete by time

I would guess most of Melbourne and the outer suburbs have it, i have not been interstate for a while, no idea for the rest of Aus

Jaz is that in general or just your town. If it's in general that's fucked up, half of my town has had it for a full year already and my half is only just getting in a couple of moths. I hate our government haha :/

300 pounds (us viewer, so $380 for me) is still steep for some! But it's now illegal in the UK

What about 3d world cos I am going to build this reign solely to play that game

good job compiling this one Austin keep it up

Do you sell your builds on eBay or something?

Its not a bad but... "Onboard" sound is Garbage. I believe it also tends to shared system ram, as well as a lot of Software-Based processing... and thus, it tends to slow the whole systems performance down... compared to a system that has Separate high quality hardware cards. My old Soundblaster Audigy stomps the living daylights out of the Onboard Realtech stuff on the PCs I see at work. Both is sound quality, as well as in performance boost. The Realtech EQ helps... but... Ive found that its Dodgy as hell. It tends to be inaccurate when the sliders are moved around... and you often have to slide them to their max levels... then back down... to get them to settle to the correct values. Also... the values are sort of Linked... so that if you crank the highs and mids... the Bass output will severely lose power and depth, even when maxed out. Reduce the clarity of the mids and highs a bit... and then wait like 10 seconds worth of play... and the Bass will be serious boosted. Im not sure if its the build in Amplification... and or because they choose to be able to slide values around, rather than dedicate specific range-values. Whatever the case... it makes it a nightmare when playing music... as I end up constantly fiddling with the EQ. And... no matter how much I fiddle with it... its never as clear / clean, and dynamic... as the old Soundblaster cards I have. * Motherboard choice Maybe things have changed... but many many years ago... I learned the hard way, that some boards are simply not as Optimized as others. One of my friends had the same exact processors, soundcard, and graphics card... and his system whipped the pants off of my system. The board was that much better in design... as to be able to deliver far more performance... out of the same exact hardware. Id be suspicious of a mini board... being comparable to a high-end performance-optimized board. While a smaller board may save you a little space... it could be robbing you of a lot of potential performance. It might also have low quality components on it... that are not going to last more than a year or three... without fizzling out. At minimal... make sure to use a very good Surge Protector (not a standard power strip). Voltage spikes can quickly shorten component lifespans. Use a good thermal paste for the CPU, such as Arctic Silver... as Stock paste tends to be poor in comparison, and often will gradually dry out in about a 5yr timeframe... with performance dropping gradually, as thermal dissipation gets worse. * Software - Windows tends to be full of processed that do not need to be running + Eating up memory - Keeping the PC off the network = no need for a system slowing Anti-virus solution. - Hibernation can start a system from deep sleep, in fractions of full boot time, with very little power draw in standby. * Controls - Many of the best Arcade games used unique, custom controls. You might be able to play Robotron with your Mini-Analog thumb-sticks... but you are not going to last long... nor feel good about the clumsy and slow responses, that keep getting you killed. This game specifically needs a set of Wico 8way leaf-switch joysticks, to feel and function properly. An easier and more profound example... is trying to play a game called "Halley's Comet", with a Microswitch button -vs- an 80s style Leaf-Button. In this game... you have to fire non-stop... as fast as humanly possible. Faster fire rates get you more powerup earning potential. But... a microswitch is simply too fatiguing to rapidly press like this... for extended non-stop playtimes. The leaf button is buttery smooth, and the trick is that you do not have to... nor want to, fully press it down. Instead... you depress it just to the point where it fires... and then you lightly "Feather" (vibrate) the paper thin contacts on and off. You can make it so that there is less distance than a sheet of paper between the contacts... between the on and off states... and it takes almost no physical effort at all. Yet another example... is playing any Pac-Man / 4-way games. Yes.. you can play them with an 8 way joystick... but you will suffer slower response times, and often have accidental directional changes or may miss a turn, at a critical point in the chase. The 4 way stick uses a Diamond shaped hole... that allows the stick to go in direct diagonal lines... like a baseball diamond... rather than running around in a much larger Square. It feels better, and controls these games better. A more extreme level of controls... is something like Mad Planets... which requires an 8 way trigger joystick, And a Spinner. The stick moves the ship + fires. The spinner turns the ship to face in the correct direction. Its an Awesome fun game.. and it alone... is worth the investment in the proper controls to play it. Some games like Tempest could be played with a joystick or mouse... but they will stink, compared to using a real spinner controller + leaf-switch firebuttons. Most console games tended to use standard controllers... with exceptions of Lightguns. Though, there are some great exceptions, such as the Sega Master 3d Glasses (Missile Defense 3d is awesome). It also has a special spinner, for Megami Rescue, and Alex Kidd BMX... and a few others. * Display I think this is another issue to consider, when deciding on solutions. Many early games were never designed to be seen on high resolution LCD screens. The artists often designed the objects to look their best, on low-resolution TVs / CRT Tube-Based-Monitors. The shadowmask thickness on older CRT tvs, is visible to the eye... and makes the video game image seem like it has more color and texture. When you display these on a Modern monitor... you see these huge solid filled shapes... that have no shading, nor texture... and it does not look correct / good. There are some software options... such as fake scan-line generators... that help a Little... but Scan-lines are NOT the same as the Shadowmask lines+pattern/texture. There are also some shadowmask simulations for certain emulators. To run them... will require a decent GFX card with shaders, I believe... and you will have to run them at quite high resolution on a high DPI monitor... to get some convincing effects. Even then... it could be difficult to duplicate the real display 100%, as well as the time you may need to spend trying to tweak the 50 different settings, for each game. There are also special displays... such as Vector monitors... of which, as far as I know.. no LCD can match in brightness and effect. There is no way to even describe a true vector monitor. You have to see one in person, to really understand the magic. As for CRT setups... thats a whole other ball of wax.. with too much to explain, about the various pitfalls and options. There is no easy one-size-fits-all solution... and to even display windows on them, without problems, can be tricky to set up. You can check for more information and advice on this... and every other topic. * LCD LAG -vs- CRT LCDs, even with their stated high refresh rates... tend to be far slower in draw/response times... to CRTs. Make sure the millisecond rates are as low as you can go.. if you choose LCD displays for gaming. Its not just the transition time of the crystals... but also delays in the display processing boards. Also.. make sure to turn off any motion-enhancements, such as those displays that try to add fake-frames to smooth things out. IMO, CRTs are best, for Authentic look, timing, and response timeframes. They are just not as easy to deal with... and do not really fit into the whole All-In-One category. There are two main Arcade standards... from Low-Res, to Med-Res. Only a few games used Med Res monitors. Then later in the 2000s... there were some Higher Resolution monitors... that have more in common with older CRT PC monitors. * Mediocre at all -vs- Master of Few Something to consider... is if it is best to have a system/controls set to play all games "OK"... or to have a system/controllers that are dedicated to being the best options for the specific key set of games.. in the best way possible. For many... people will find that Quality, is in fact better than quantity. That playing a game that controls with perfect precision.. is akin to owning + driving a high end sports car -vs- a fleet of used clunkers / mid-rangers. If you had ever driven a beastly super-car before... its going to be very difficult to feel satisfied with racing a slower, poorly responding, generic beater car. After the beater car continually fails to do what you are asking of it... and nearly wrecks / takes your life... you may just get too fed-up to even bother with driving it anymore. This is what its like... trying to play many games without their proper, specially designed...Arcade Controllers. * Final Thoughts 1) Check out the x68000 emulator... and play Thunderforce II. It has more stages than the Sega Genesis version. It also has more Parallax scrolling layers, more graphical details, better voice samples/sounds, more stages... and I think the games balance is a bit more evened out. The Genesis version made one of the bosses nearly impossible to beat... to make up for fewer levels. Both are great IMO. I have not spent enough time with the x68k version yet, to make a verdict on which one may be favored more. I did beat the TF II for Genesis though. Took me like a year and a half of on and off playing to do it... and that was from starting at like level 6? (Max. Stage select level) One day I vow to beat it from level 1. Its one of the few games I always have fun replaying. Hands down, my Favorite Genesis game. I will say, that Target Earth was pretty darn Epic too.

I recently built a small side computer exclusively for this kind of thing, it's rocking a i5 4570 & an 1050ti, I honestly have played on that thing more than I my normal desktop

i have had a massive problem for me to emulate for a while now, how and where do you find the files for the wii u, ps3 and 3ds, i.e. the newer emulators because i have copies of some of these games such as persona on ps3 but in disk format. I know with the newer emulators there is no way somewhere like emuparadise will have the files so where can i find/buy and especially download the files?

Welp, there goes my idea I had back in the early 2010s, but mine's more of something else (which I won't tell because I know people steal ideas or never implement them).

Where is that giveaway?

Vid up tomoz launching the giveaway :D

How do you add movies to launch box? You should do a video about it

Is this easier to setup than Hyperspin? I have been struggling to make my HS system to stay run everything good. Getting a bit frustrated with how much work it has been and it is still not seemless.

+99999 for the Parallax theme in the background in several spots :D

If I pay you 400$ plus shipping would you be able to make one for me and ship it to me?

US Customers can often go to a mom and pop shop for PCs and get an Intel Stock cooler either cheap, or if you're friends, they'll often just give you one as they swap them out on custom builds.

Am I the only one to realize the title theme tune being Robocop 3 on c64? It maybe just a slither of it, but it still sounds like it to me.

This is the 1st vid that ive actually watched without skipping , you earned a sub!

haha thank you very much mate. I had allot to fit in :D

This is a great video, I'm impessed with myself for sticking it all the way through to the end haha Good job! What's the case called at the end? the PS4ish one

haha thank you kind Sir.... that is the Node 202 from Fractile Design mate (think thats how it is spelled :D)

Anyone know where to get ps3 ISO’s?

I bought my i3 pc for about 400 usd back in 2012..I want the i7 now if it can be less than 700. Was wanting to build a in desk pc so i wouldnt need a case. But ill wait a little lonegr.

Ayy this type of system is what I have been slowly building over the last 1 and a half years. Lot of database management and networking involved in mine due to it grabbing the roms from a nas. PLEASE READ THIS LAST BIT AUSTIN: Have you encounter anything capable of playing dual disc games like the MGS series while keeping the console aesthetic because currently it appears it still isn't from what Ive found. ily

Then make a fight stick for pc/ps3/ps4... And then maybe a portable pi emulator system...

This is what I always wanted especially bc I'm poor. I have two older pc but I'm literally computer retarded. Help me.

Great Video Austin :)

Great content as usual Austin !

I liked your video a lot, without googling anything, idk how much more expansive it'd be with a 2500k and p67 chipset Mobo but it gives you access to ram speed up to 2200 mHz officially, granted those sticks are stupid expansive but if you already have the mobo + CPU you could buy cheap ddr3 day1 and upgrade that component next, I'm using that CPU @4,5gHz and recently switched from 8gb 1600 mHz to 16gb 2133 mHz and that was a day and night difference for me, I'm using a gtx 1080 (another world in terms of cost but not my point) and I can play any games in 1440p very smoothly in ultra for most (I don't play RTS games, don't like the genre but I guess Ashes of singularity would suck on my rig), at 1080p with a cheaper GPU you could also run anything in high settings. Let's hope the micron/hynix/samsung lawsuit will drastically lower ram prices at some point, cost me 194€ for my sticks but 10/10 would do it again

You will never run the ps4 or xbox one on it. And the ps3 emulator can't run all games decent, even a 360 emulator does not excist i believe.

Is it a Retropie? :p kidding, I wrote this at the start. Looking forward to this :)

kinda broke plz

I was thinking of making a similar sort where you have a xbox1, ps4 and switch mother boards in one box with custom firmware to boot into each console. I was also thinking of having the ps4 and xbox one sharing the dvd drive

I've seen a lot of vids from USA that use PC Picker to build a compatable pc, I've not found a UK based site that does a similar thing. Which sites do you use to source parts for builds?

Sorry if i didnt get this from the video but are you basically playing this stuff on a pc, or what hardware are you using i have my own alienware pc nvidia gtx 1080 so is this software that i can just get, or is this a more powerful piece of hardware cause all i see is basically retroarch with a bunch of emulators?? Is that the case??

Awesome! IMO, you should sell these. I'd pay good money to have someone of your expertise to build me a machine like this :)

Is there a website the has the system already setup?

commodore 64

My favorite channel.

Great video. I was thinking of a pc build aimed at emulation for a long time, but I didn’t know where to start. I have a question though. What if I want to make this build for emulation only with less focus on pc games. What do you suggest?

Just a heads up. With the right motherboard even the non K i5 2500 can over clock above turbo to 4.2ghz.

Are you using afterburning and MSI Afterburner to monitor GPU and CPU ? I tried them and they seem to slow down my games a little bit. Citra for example would lose approximately 10 to 20 FPS when I have them on.


I can't find the motherboard anywhere, not on eBay, on Amazon, or other online websites or stores. Are there any other options in the same size? Great video!

any branded motherboard to be honest. Just needs to be the same socket... 1155 to fit the CPU and m-ITX in size if you want to keep it small

make a short one playing n64 games like conkers bad fur day and golden eye!

Great video, cant wait to see the next iteration

I need one of these

skip to 3:34

My controller doesn't register in Big Box mode... it's a DS4. Anyone able to help?

I got upto 30+ more FPS by adding rainbow RGB lighting.

Look into Dell Optiplex 790 or 990, regular size or SFF

Please post specs

Why does it have to be 1155

I have found everthing from the cpu to the case but i cannot for the life of me find the Gpu anywhere. I need help xD

Ah yeah, didn't check ebay. Found it pretty much instantly. Thanks :D

To be honest I would have thought the 1050 would have been the easiest to get mate? Nothing on eBay?

WOW I got most of your build free from recycling electronic bins in Vancouver office buildings

I built a gaming PC several years ago(around 2013 or '14), and although it may have begun to lag behind in modern titles I haven't found an emulated title it can't play. I'm even able to bump the resolution on Dolphin and pcsx2 to 3x or 4x the native, and have a bit of a better graphical experience than the original system. My point behind this is that I use an ASUS R9 290 and have no issues with OpenGL.

i am guessing if we wanted this launcher we can download it?

Mantap. Jangan lupa mampir ya....

Does Emulation run good on Ryzen chips?

And FX 8350?

Same or better than what you see above mate. But you would want a dedicated GPU for modern games and compatibility with all emus

What software do you use for benchmarking?

Alright, thanks for the answer.

In this I used Rivia Tuner so you could see for yourself mate

It's called having a pc

put this man in the overwatch league

I have little to no experience in pc building so I'm curious. You mentioned that you were going to make a video on a lesser priced but more powerful build just for emulation, but how does that work ? Fantastic video, really looking forward to what you do in the future !!

Love emulation and all but putting this much effort into it seems unnecessary for most people whose entire life is not gaming (kind of sad if it is). My emus sit in their respective folders, I make shortcuts, boom, done and no need to think about it. I don't spend my life on a couch. If I need to access web browser while I'm gaming at a tv I do have a mapping set up with JoyToKey. It can also toggle between my tv and desktop monitor with a button combo longpress, so I can do, like y'know, work and stuff too. Like building my dinosaur parks.

breath of the wild playable on this?


I'm still rocking an i7 2600k, lol.

Interesting video... Very long winded...

Watched through this video a few times now, can't wait to get stuck into my first pc build, looking forward to the next pc build video as I'm a console gamer so I want a case that's compact like the one shown at the end of this video

try get running 'journey' for ps3

D He lives in the UK, the shipping would probably be almost $400 (I shipped a box of 32 radiator fans to Austrailia a few years ago and it was $389 with UPS).

This would be amazing if nintendo didnt shut alot of emu and rom sites down even emu paradise won't allow downloads

Emuparadise is ded my guy your dream was over before it could even start.

Ark survival evolved

Where's the parts list for this build? CPU, MOB, GPU, Memory, PSU, Case.?

Do you have links to all the hardware? Or no?

Oh my pc is ok then I7 2600 Gtx1050 TI 8gb DDR3

There are def some bargains out there. Got an older generation mini atx 1155 mobo for £20 , an i5 3470s cpu for £31 and found an asus gtx 1050 for £60 with a bit of haggling. I’m already £54 ahead of Austin.

Haha seee!! Told you guys... Easy to find this stuff and even cheaper if you look

I've been planning on learning how to do this for so long. Just started the video, I'm so amped!

Hope it helps mate

Im having a hard time finding a decent priced 1150 itx motherboard. Did you get yours on ebay used?

Good call glad I didnt order anything yet haha. I have a i5 3570k laying around which uses the same socket. Figured Id build a small gaming rig since I have all the parts except the mini itx case and motherboard. Still struggling to find a 1155 motherboard that will fit my needs though.

1155 mate

What's your guys opinion on what nintendo is doing and having all these emulator and rom sites shut down or making them not allow downloads at all

New to pc gaming and looking to build my first gaming pc. Would this build be able run games like bad company 2 etc? If not what could I upgrade to be able to play fps based games and that. Be gentle im a total noob but fancy having a pop at building this.

Holy cow, The i5 2500 processor for $45 US??? The cheapest I've been able to find is $130 US....

I'm making this.

Where did you find an i5 for £40 ($50)? The cheapest I could find on Amazon is $85.

Cheers Austin, and may have found a tower case with 500W psu for £10 all in, if so make that £92 ahead lol. Should have a comp for the cheapest build that can do 60fps at 1080p

What are you using for monitoring frame rate and load?

But CaN iT rUn CrIsIs?

does it really run all of the games at the fps you showed

when do you think The ULTIMATE Budget Gaming System V2 will be done and can you give links to the parts

Can it play FreeCell?

What is the program you're using to benchmark the games and emulators? I'm looking for one that displays the CPU and GPU like yours does.

Great video!

What is this called you should sell these for 400 dollars I would buy it. Also should do one thats more expensive but much more powerful parts.

I do believe most emulators come with this, I know Dolphin can show you framerate and hardware usage.

Of course it does

I haven't got the exact solution, but Dolphin includes options to see framerate and hardware usage, and you can also use Task Manager.

Emuparadise isn't the only ROM site.

To me that looks completely fine for emulating consoles from the Wii and behind, you could possibly play Wii U with some tweaking, too.

Well Nintendo is only taking down their own ROMs and ISOs, but if they're gonna resell them at a good price, then I'm ok with it, but if they're gonna either resell them at a stupid price or not at all, then I don't support it. We need to make sure games last for future generations.

I do believe he showed the most recent Doom running on this system, which requires better hardware than bad company 2, so games like bad company 2 will be fine to run.

Well the thing is, my current prebuilt PC contains 4gb ddr3 ram, an i5-4460 and an Intel HD 4600, I believe it also came with a Keyboard and Mouse, only for £150, and I can run Animal Crossing: City Folk and every gamecube game at at least native settings, so it's not too hard to emulate with Dolphin.

I actually thought you were being serious until I saw the end and read your name. God damnit, man.

The CPU seems acceptable, and the GPU is good, you might (might) need some tweaking though. So I think you'll be able to play it at a stable framerate at native resolution.

I know that the cpu is an Intel i5-2500 and the GPU is a GTX 1050, the ram is 8gb and that's really all I know.

I believe someone did that with the Xbox One and the PS4, combining it all in to one. Not sure it's real though, as it's the same size as a PS4, even though it would need both mobos in there.

DerpySnake nice one. I'll check this out.

I'm not too sure what you're saying, but you should be able to emulate very well, probably around 4x the native resolution depending on the system. Also about the software, he's using things like Dolphin, but Retroarch is a good start because it can download the core to a lot of emulators, such as Dolphin, DS emulators and more.

Are you using Riva Tuner and MSI Afterburner to monitor GPU and CPU ? I tried them and they seem to slow down my games a little bit. Citra for example would lose approximately 10 to 20 FPS when I have them on.

Yeah that's what I meant (Just edited my message). Riva Tuner is actually making me lose frame rate and speed in Citra

He says he uses Riva Tuner to show hardware usage.


By the looks of things, it should run Citra. I'm not too certain on that though.

Pirate Bay, The Deep Web, other places where you can usually find shady things, maybe a legit site if you can find it, and maybe even a legit site that also shares viruses with its downloads. Really, there's no actual way to find ISOs for newer consoles, as they are newer.

I believe he's using multiple emulators, but I do believe some support just popping in the disk. If I'm not mistaken, PCSX2 does this.

I believe it's Xenoblade Chronicles X for the Wii U.

finally all my emulators are over 9000 now i only need 1 thank you

Can you access psn or Xbox live with this setup??

What did you use to show GPU and CPU usage?

Simply Austin this is amazing

Im excited for the next Emulation Build!

Asuras Wrath! YEAH!!!

But can it run Crysis?


weird that i was recommended this, i spent the last 12 hours torrenting wii u games, lmao

RIP Emuparadise

I got a full pc i5-4570 + 8GB RAM + SSD 256GB + HDD 500GB (Dell Optiple 3020) for 200$USD. Now, I just need a video card. :)

50 minute video, and only 10 to 20 minutes of usable, helpful information. All I needed to know was the OS and general specs your machine had.

This seems like a dream build. Unfortunately I can't even spend a cent on a PC build right now, but I really like this video, keep up the good work!


Do you think love can bloom even on a battlefield?

I want to buy this lol

Soooooo a PC with emulators?

I always loved playing on original systems but with modern TVs only having hdmi, emulation is just way more convenient. I definitely will be building a dedicated pc tv in the near future.

1:02 what's that game ?

Hey Austin, I'm curious if you've ever attempted any MAME emulation or anything with to do with light guns? The game Point Blank was released on PS1 also I'm pretty sure, and it was a great game to play with friends, and using the guns was so fun. Its really difficult to find anyone that's got good quality content on emulation, and even more difficult to find anyone talking about peripherals like light guns. If not, that's cool, I'll continue my quest to find info about them. Long time watcher, love your content.

Music is Ocean Loader V2 by Instant Remedy - very nice choice - Brilliant C64 remix.

Can I send you the money and you send me the finished product?

Do you not list the parts used in the description?

You can get a very similar/better set up by buying a second hand Dell Optiplex 3010 from eBay for £50 which has i5 3470/4GB RAM and hard drive and then all you need is 4GB RAM (£12) and a GTX 1050 low profile £100 which brings it to £160. I got a similar spec for my emulation/front room machine with a Dell 7010 / i7 3770 / 16 GB RAM and it runs very nicely.

Hi Austin, very useful video, thank you very much for all this information

love to see you test a full AMD system say r5 1600 and a rx580 :) cheers

You can get a very similar/better set up by buying a second hand Dell Optiplex 3010 from eBay for £50 which has i5 3470/4GB RAM and hard drive and then all you need is 4GB RAM (£12) and a GTX 1050 low profile £100 which brings it to £160. I got a similar spec for my emulation/front room machine with a Dell 7010 / i7 3770 / 16 GB RAM / 1050 Ti and it runs very nicely.

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