Need a good budget gaming PC build.

Budget: $400 - $450
Games I'll be playing: Minecraft


It isn't really a demanding game, I have a terrible processor with a 7750 and it handles it pretty good, maxed out settings at anywhere from 100 - 300fps (Depending on server and biome), I can record with this setup at anywhere from 40 to 60fps, I'd like to record at 60fps stable.

I appreciate any feedback/help
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.29 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($94.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.13 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $382.37
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-06 04:27 EST-0500)

    Don't need OS then go with this I guess.
  2. Where do you live and did you mean US$400 ? What are the components that are not included in this $400 ?
  3. I had this so far, but I'm guessing I could get a better build,

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.97 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($59.91 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($100.38 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $444.18
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-06 04:35 EST-0500)

    (I could go up from $400 - $450
  4. I live in the UK, $400 in GBP is around £250
  5. I think if he is mainly playing minecraft, he won't need a GPU unless he uses texture mods.
  6. what are the parts you don't need ?
  7. I have an oldish PC with an alright graphics card, so I could possibly excuse that from the build, I currently have a 7750
  8. Can I have your full PC Specifications ?
  9. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.97 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($59.91 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.13 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Xion XON-560 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($26.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $415.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-06 04:51 EST-0500)
  10. Yeah sure, no problem

    CPU: Intel Pentium E2200
    Motherboard: Acer MCP 730
    Ram: Crucial 4gb (DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400)
    GFX card: AMD 7750 1gb ddr3
  11. Thanks alot 3Dns
  12. oh, so you have a pre-built PC ? What a waste. It's usually more worth to build your own PC. The only parts you should re-use is the Hard Drive , Graphics Card ,Optical drive , case , and the other peripherals. If you plan to play more GPU intensive games then a better GPU would be great.

    here
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£82.79 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£54.84 @ CCL Computers)
    Memory: Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£58.99 @ Dabs)
    Total: £196.62
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-06 10:12 GMT+0000)

    This would be a nice GPU upgrade

    GTX 660
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-gtx-660-gaming-twin-frozr-iv-pcie-30-(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-1033

    you get free games too. But if you're just playing Minecraft, it won't be necessary. you might need a stronger PSU too.
  13. thanks alot man, and yeah pre-built with added extras, graphics card memory and harddrive, its old
  14. Do remember to pick the most helpful comment as the solution so that you can close the thread and also thank the person who has helped you. Same applies to all other threads
  15. 3Dns said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.97 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($59.91 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.13 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Xion XON-560 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($26.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $415.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-06 04:51 EST-0500)



    I started ordering these parts and the ram is out of stock :[
  16. Thanks alot dude!
  17. I thought I ordered all the parts and then realised they dont ship to UK :/
  18. you should use the uk version of pcpartpicker then
  19. I made a new thread ^
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