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Building A Computer: Record Minecraft at 60 fps while running shaders mod

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October 22, 2013 3:55:31 PM

Hi i'm 13 years old and have never built a computer ever. what i need help with is all the parts i need . As you can tell in my title i need to record minecraft at a locked 60fps with the shaders mod. What the mod does is it shades everything and makes it look realistic btw it lags your minecraft. Some specs i require are i don't need a noisy fan it will interrupt the videos thank you for your help

Budget : $1000

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October 22, 2013 4:27:32 PM
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I recently built my nephew a PC to do just that, well... FRAPS on lots of different games but minecraft is one of them. However he cant seem to get more than 40FPS in mincraft WHILE recording. I think the problem is writing to the disk.

Here are the parts I used (the ones I remember):


Western Digital WD Black WD5003AZEX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Rosewill 10" Serial ATA III Red Flat Cable w/ Locking Latch Support 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, and 1.5 Gbps transfer rate Model RCA-RU-10-SA3-90-RD
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipe
2x CORSAIR XMS 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M1A1600C11
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

I donated to him an old 650 watt PSU, a used 250GB 7200 RPM HDD, Lian Li case and my old 460GTX video card.

We overclocked the CPU to 4.2GHZ just my stepping up the multiplier.
We need to get him a better GPU as the gtx 460 just barely cuts the mustard. Get yourself a GTX 760 2gb or better and you'll be happy!
the memory that came with the bundle above is sub par but its not a performance deal breaker.

At any rate, we have the OS installed on one HDD and he installs everything else he can to the second HDD (including were he configured fraps to write to)

the problem with FRAPS is that it is a big piggy with I\O to the disk.
the problem with Minecraft is that it runs on JAVA so its almost entirely CPU bound (thus you want to OC your CPU if possible)

If you want to RECORD minecraft up around 60FPS you are going to need to get two additional hard drives and put them in RAID 0. Then have FRAPS
record to that raid drive. I found a freally awesome video on youtube where they benchmarked this but I cant seem to find it.

At any rate... the above build works great for him but you'll need to add a PSU, case, video card and a dvd player to the above build as I didnt list them

the trick with FRAPS will be to record to a dedicated hard drive, the faster the better. Hope this helps some.



October 22, 2013 4:29:35 PM

and I cant promise you'll get to 60 fps while recording with fraps, I am just passing on the information I have learned so far. Best of luck!
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December 5, 2013 11:21:37 AM

I want to do a similar thing with recording my specs so far are:

Intel i7 4770 CPU
MSI Z87 G43 Motherboard
8GB 1600Mhz Corsair LP RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
600W Platinum Efficency PSU
120GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD

Will this be able to record minecraft with shaders at a reasnoble fps so lag doesn't show?
January 18, 2014 10:13:16 AM

AtomicoX said:
I want to do a similar thing with recording my specs so far are:

Intel i7 4770 CPU
MSI Z87 G43 Motherboard
8GB 1600Mhz Corsair LP RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
600W Platinum Efficency PSU
120GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD

Will this be able to record minecraft with shaders at a reasnoble fps so lag doesn't show?


That will be able to run bf4 at a stable 60 fps or higher. The processor doesnt really matter unless ur using extreme editing so ya, get the if instead and make sure that ur processor is the same lga as ur motherboard had that prob
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