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

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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    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.
  2. 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!
  3. Hey! I found the video for Fraps optimization!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEGDgzlc7mA

    Cheers!
  4. 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?
  5. 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
  6. mmodding said:
    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


    CPU matters a lot for minecraft
  7. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LM7qNG -$993

    This build would likely handle Minecraft and mods and fraps at a steady 60FPS. If you do choose to build this, please do post pics and comments about the experience with the build on pcpartpicker. ^-^

    Reasonings behind the component choices:

    CPU: The 4770K will handle multitasking programs in Minecraft efficiently.
    CPU Cooler: What's great about the Hyper 212 EVO is how the heatsink's thermal plate is designed. Copper is spread across the whole plate, rather than keeping to the heat pipe design (which would potentially miss the CPU's "hot spot"). At $30 it has one of the more popular heat dissipation designs, and with the copper thermal plate there isn't much to argue about price-wise. Includes a fan as well. :3
    RAM: 16GB is around when the performance increases diminish, so this is a default for many Gamers.
    Motherboard: Having a motherboard that supports higher frequency RAM is nice. RAM Mhz improvements of FPS in games decrease in price effectiveness around the 2400Mhz range.
    Hard Drive: A SSD would certainly be a preferred alternative, though a 7200RPM drive isn't horrible. Using a RAMDISK to emulate a linux/windows OS is where the performance difference could change drastically.
    Video Card: The 750 Ti is a very solid GPU for the price it is listed at.
    Mid Tower/Case: At around $50, and having 3 fans pre-installed is fairly decent.
    PSU: SeaSonic is well.. SeaSonic. Solid Power Supply Unit.
  8. This computer can handle Minecraft with shaders at 60fps or more. Some of the components in this list, I'm using is in my rig right now.

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 - Unlocked processor, managed to overclock to 4.3Ghz - you can manage to 4.5ghz.
    CPU-Heatsink: Hyper 212 EVO - As you know, this is a really popular cooler for any CPU on the market.
    Memory: HyperX FURY Series 8GB (2x 4GB) - Runs on dual-channel mode, really powerful stuff for the price!
    Motherboard: Gigabyte 970A-UD3P - Perfect motherboard to overclock the CPU at 4.3GHz.
    HDD: WD Black 1TB - Fast and solid hard drive, perfect to store videos and stuff.
    GPU: SAPPHIRE AMD R9 280 - Currently using it, great for shaders and playing games at high settings!
    PSU: EVGA 500B 500W 80+ BRONZE PC Power Supply - Clean and stable power for your PC
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 - I use it and I must say, this case is so quiet! I made it even quieter by changing the fan speeds and making them turn on when the computer reaches a certain temperature.

    Overall, I'd say this computer can handle anything. If you're just playing Minecraft, don't buy a second card (Minecraft doesn't support crossfire). Ram doesn't really increase the fps of games, 8GB is enough for any game out there. Don't cheat out and buy a cheap PSU, they're your heart in your rig. If something goes wrong, sometimes the PSU will take something out with it, your GPU or CPU for instance. I'd also recommend a SSD for your operating system and some of your games. I know, AMD doesn't have the strongest cores, but if I was a streamer - I'll use this.
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