Tempest Posted June 23, 2022 Share Posted June 23, 2022 A family member gave me their old PC that they were no longer using. Since it's slower than the PC I'm currently using I've decided that I'm going to turn it into a dedicated MAME box. While the specs aren't amazing, I think it should work for what I want to do: Gateway DX4860-UB32P Core i3 2120 Intel HD Graphics 6GB RAM 1TB Hard Drive I plan on using the built in HDMI out to plug it into my TV (a 43" 1080p) and hopefully play some arcade games from the comfort of my couch. I do have some questions though for those who are knowledgeable about such things: 1. Given the above specs, what's the latest year I can run games from. I'm thinking maybe stuff from the late 90's/very early 2000's. 2. What's a good controller to use for this? As I'm sitting on my couch, I need something that can sit on my lap. I know they make fancy controllers for that (which I might eventually invest in, any suggestions there?), but I want to use something that I might currently have laying around. I'm thinking maybe my Xbox 360 controller or maybe my PS3 controller. 3. I'd like to minimize the use of the keyboard if possible. I'm going to have the PC boot directly into MAMEUI, but I'm not sure if I can get around having to have a keyboard laying around for stuff like inserting coins and managing save states. Then again the 360/PS3 controller has a lot of buttons... 4. Would it be worth upgrading the video card with something cheap that supports HDMI? This is all for fun so I don't want to dump a lot of money into it, but if the built-in graphics are really poor then I might have to. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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