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November 28, 2013 2:52:10 AM

Hello, my friend wants a computer to play Minecraft on, yes, just Minecraft. Not a $500 PC that will run games like BF4. He just wants to be able to play Minecraft on max settings and get at least 60< fps and only spend $500-$600 in the process, he doesn't know much about computer parts so I offered to help him. I was thinking a good i3 CPU and maybe a AMD 7750 or nvidia GTX 650 Ti? What are your suggestions. Feel free to just name one part but it would be awesome if you could tell me everything you'd put in it if it were your PC! Thanks!

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a b 4 Gaming
November 28, 2013 3:06:10 AM

jcup said:
Hello, my friend wants a computer to play Minecraft on, yes, just Minecraft. Not a $500 PC that will run games like BF4. He just wants to be able to play Minecraft on max settings and get at least 60< fps and only spend $500-$600 in the process, he doesn't know much about computer parts so I offered to help him. I was thinking a good i3 CPU and maybe a AMD 7750 or nvidia GTX 650 Ti? What are your suggestions. Feel free to just name one part but it would be awesome if you could tell me everything you'd put in it if it were your PC! Thanks!


hey there,
here is my recommendation...
depending on your total budget you may get a better gpu if you'd want...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($151.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake VO545A1N2U ATX Mid Tower Case w/450W Power Supply ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $538.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-28 06:05 EST-0500)

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a b 4 Gaming
November 28, 2013 3:12:54 AM

Here is something for your friend

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($104.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.55 @ OutletPC)
Total: $580.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-28 06:14 EST-0500)
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