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Searching for a cheap computer thats good for playing minecraft and WoW on high settings.

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July 6, 2013 10:56:03 PM

Im looking for a pc but im on a bit of a budget. I can only pay about $450-$500 max $550. I want it to be able to play minecraft on max settings. (far render distance, fancy graphics, smooth lighting, ect) I would like to have from 40-60 fps. and also play World of Warcraft on high-ultra graphics with about the same (40-60fps) maybe a little lower than that.

I have a computer im looking at but i dont know if it is good enough to do what im wanting. Here it is:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If this isnt good enough I would like for someone to suggest something else, maybe better? Please include links if possible. THANKS!!!
July 6, 2013 11:04:05 PM

dear god, dont buy prebuilts
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July 6, 2013 11:10:07 PM

SirGarner said:
Im looking for a pc but im on a bit of a budget. I can only pay about $450-$500 max $550. I want it to be able to play minecraft on max settings. (far render distance, fancy graphics, smooth lighting, ect) I would like to have from 40-60 fps. and also play World of Warcraft on high-ultra graphics with about the same (40-60fps) maybe a little lower than that.

I have a computer im looking at but i dont know if it is good enough to do what im wanting. Here it is:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If this isnt good enough I would like for someone to suggest something else, maybe better? Please include links if possible. THANKS!!!


Chris Kennedy said:
dear god, dont buy prebuilts


do you have any prefered websites to make custom builds?

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July 6, 2013 11:12:20 PM

Honestly, for that budget that system would probably be about as good as you'll find.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.49 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($86.97 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $562.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-07 02:11 EDT-0400)

Doesn't even come with a mouse/keyboard. And the cpu on the prebuilt one is better. Having to factor in a copy of Windows hurts cheap budget builds greatly.
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July 6, 2013 11:16:26 PM

Swordkd said:
Honestly, for that budget that system would probably be about as good as you'll find.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.49 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($86.97 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $562.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-07 02:11 EDT-0400)

Doesn't even come with a mouse/keyboard. And the cpu on the prebuilt one is better. Having to factor in a copy of Windows hurts cheap budget builds greatly.


would that run minecraft and WoW at a good fps? Is the pc i found not very good?
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July 7, 2013 1:02:10 AM

except for a couple parts, the one you found is pretty solid. Minecraft needs a decent cpu. The 3350p is better than the 6300fx. My build costs more money, but has a better video card, psu and ram. the ram is negligible though. I'D go with the one you linked.
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August 22, 2013 5:44:06 PM

Dear god, dont buy anything with Windows 8
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August 23, 2013 8:55:36 AM

Deadpool1 said:
Dear god, dont buy anything with Windows 8


Windows 8 is a good OS. The Metro menu can be completely ignored, and the OS boots faster and uses less resources than Windows 7.
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August 23, 2013 9:17:54 AM

Emil Stjernberg said:
Deadpool1 said:
Dear god, dont buy anything with Windows 8


Windows 8 is a good OS. The Metro menu can be completely ignored, and the OS boots faster and uses less resources than Windows 7.


Honestly for me, its waaaay too inconsistant. Its either metro or desktop, it feels like im using an ipad without a touch screen. But I prefer windows 7, and from what ive heard a few games dont play well with windows 8
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August 23, 2013 9:56:19 AM

Deadpool1 said:
Emil Stjernberg said:
Deadpool1 said:
Dear god, dont buy anything with Windows 8


Windows 8 is a good OS. The Metro menu can be completely ignored, and the OS boots faster and uses less resources than Windows 7.


Honestly for me, its waaaay too inconsistant. Its either metro or desktop, it feels like im using an ipad without a touch screen. But I prefer windows 7, and from what ive heard a few games dont play well with windows 8


I agree that the Windows Metro menu is a bit tacked on, mostly for the touchscreen notebooks, ultrabooks and tablets. But since it allows for complete cross-platform support for programs and more inter-connectivity between devices, I'm all for it. I've gotten quite used to the File Explorer and the Classic Shell mod that gives me a Start button like 7. I really enjoy it, and it seems like 8.1 is bringing some great features along with it too. And as for games, I still haven't found a game I played on Windows 7 not to work on Windows 8. I think it's a pretty solid platform.
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August 23, 2013 10:03:09 AM

The Newegg prebuilt you linked will not play wow at anything close to high. The gtx650 is a WEAK card. It will run the game at low or maybe medium at 1080p. Other games will be at low settings for sure. The hd7770 in the build above is MUCH better.
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September 2, 2013 5:24:22 PM

Emil Stjernberg said:
Deadpool1 said:
Emil Stjernberg said:
Deadpool1 said:
Dear god, dont buy anything with Windows 8


Windows 8 is a good OS. The Metro menu can be completely ignored, and the OS boots faster and uses less resources than Windows 7.


Honestly for me, its waaaay too inconsistant. Its either metro or desktop, it feels like im using an ipad without a touch screen. But I prefer windows 7, and from what ive heard a few games dont play well with windows 8


I agree that the Windows Metro menu is a bit tacked on, mostly for the touchscreen notebooks, ultrabooks and tablets. But since it allows for complete cross-platform support for programs and more inter-connectivity between devices, I'm all for it. I've gotten quite used to the File Explorer and the Classic Shell mod that gives me a Start button like 7. I really enjoy it, and it seems like 8.1 is bringing some great features along with it too. And as for games, I still haven't found a game I played on Windows 7 not to work on Windows 8. I think it's a pretty solid platform.


To each, his own.
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January 19, 2014 6:59:51 AM

This will work really good Dell
Inspiron 15 15.6" Laptop Computer
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