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Need ideas for a computer dedicated to Minecraft

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  1. CptSwollhouse

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    Hey everyone. I'm going to be looking into a computer for gaming (mostly minecraft), and want to know your opinions on what to use. It's amazing how far computers have come since 2009 when MC was released, as even average computers are so much more powerful and can easily render large maps. I know VERY little about computers, but I do know I don't need a super computer for minecraft. Also, before I hear about people telling me to not buy a computer just for MC, I'm currently playing on a laptop, and want to move to a desktop anyway, so I might as well get one that can easily handle the game at its max settings.

    Thanks!
     
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    First things first:
    What's your budget?
    Do you wants per built computer or are you going to try building one?
     
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    Budget is very flexible, show me what you got.

    I don't know the first thing about building computers, but I wouldn't mind buying a pre-made one and making changes to it!
     
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    i have a cheap ~400$ ibuypower pc from walmart and it runs minecraft with 200 fps+ :D
     
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    You don't need a giant NASA machine to run Minecraft I play at 60fps on a 26 euros processor ;)
    Consider AMD for value, an A4 is the cheapest you can get (the one I use) or an A8 if you want to go high / use shaders (shaders also require a medium-high end GPU too)
    As of GPU without shaders, a GTX650 will get you 60fps, on a GT210 it's around 30fps (both with optifine)
    Optifine is really essential, always use it. (watch out for adware)
    You can figure out other hardware yourself, that shouldn't be hard.
    8Gb ram, maybe HyperX Fury/ Savage, really cheap and really fast.
    So yeah..

    Cheap build, no shaders: AMD A4 6300k, Nvidia GeForce GTX 650, 8 GB Ram
    Shaders build (little more expensive) AMD A8, Nvidia GeForce GTX950, 16/8 GB Ram

    Hope this helps, you might consider using Intel though!
     
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    Buy a NASA PC.

    It depends, if you will only play Minecraft you can save alot of money, while if you want to play last-generation games or use VR stuff, it's another PC. If you answer me, I'll recommend a PC as best as I can
     
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    ¡¡¡buy it!!!
     
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    If you really want a cheap computer, I'd get a dell computer, download optifine and you'll probably get 200fps :p. Also, most Dell computers come with windows 10
     
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    Alot of people prefer windows 7, or 8.1 with the ability to upgrade
     
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    The free upgrade period ended months ago.
     
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    I am way behind, sorry :p
     
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    Here is a parts list that I put together in just a couple of minutes.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($56.95 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus H110M-A/M.2 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($49.00 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($32.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.71 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 460 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($84.88 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Acer G226HQLBbd 21.5" 60Hz Monitor ($90.98 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $613.45
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-28 22:53 EDT-0400


    This computer should be able to run Minecraft at around 300 FPS fully maxed out settings. If you like to save some money on the build you can remove the SSD and the RX 460. Without the RX 460 expect performance in-game to be around 150 FPS.

    If you have any further questions do not hesitate to ask!
     
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    CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($110.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($53.88 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($73.08 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING Video Card ($199.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Corsair Carbide SPEC-M2 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($58.28 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($42.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $573.20
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-30 13:36 EDT-0400


    The i3 will help keep the system from struggling to multi-task. Do not get a plain dual-core these days - I had a G3258 a couple months back, and even overclocked I was having serious performance problems while lightly multitasking.
     
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    Thank you so much @Skylord_Duck and @LeeTheENTP !

    From what I understand, these builds are both pretty beefy for the price. If I went to 2 or 3 monitors in order to run recording software/chat services at the same time, would they still be able to keep up without issue? Since I originally posted, I've put a lot of thought into recording videos and stuff for YouTube, and so there are now a couple of "needs" :p
     
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    If you record with Nvidia Share, neither build will have issues recording. Unfortunately, Share's audio capture isn't the best. If you want to use OBS or some other recording software that encodes on the CPU, you'll want at least an i5 (with an i7 being preferred).

    What's your budget?
     
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    I'm going to take time with it, buying part by part, so budget isn't really an issue. I probably wouldn't want to spend over $1500 total, but if there's something expensive that's definitely worth it...:rolleyes:
     
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    What's included in your budget? Just the computer, or peripherals as well?
     
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    All inclusive. I have a turtle beach headset already with mic, so that's not much of an issue to start with. Almost everything else is needed
     
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    How about this?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($328.78 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.64 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: *Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($117.67 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING Video Card ($249.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Corsair Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case ($103.33 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: *AOC G2460PQU 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Wired Standard Keyboard ($92.53 @ Amazon)
    Mouse: Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse ($67.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1484.89
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-01 09:54 EDT-0400



    Or, if you'd like something compact, here's pretty much the same build but in a much smaller case:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($328.78 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.64 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($157.89 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: *Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($117.67 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING Video Card ($249.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: *AOC G2460PQU 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Wired Standard Keyboard ($92.53 @ Amazon)
    Mouse: Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse ($67.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1454.45
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-01 09:56 EDT-0400


    If you don't plan on overclocking, you can fit a GTX 1070 into the budget:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($294.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.64 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H170M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($97.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: *Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($117.67 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING Video Card ($399.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: *AOC G2460PQU 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Wired Standard Keyboard ($92.53 @ Amazon)
    Mouse: Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse ($67.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1510.75
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-01 10:00 EDT-0400