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A PC for Minecraft

I want a PC that would play minecraft at maxed out settings and with mods/resource packs. Im later going to upgrade it for more games like call of duty and such. I most likely will do a dual moniter and just minecraft for now.
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  1. I would recommend starting off with an AMD A10-6800K APU, along with 2133MHz RAM to minimize bottlenecking of the onboard GPU. And as far as I know, the more you discover and build in Minecraft, the more RAM it takes. So it's good to have more than you NEED.

    Here is the APU: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CPLGGXM/?tag=pcpapi-20
    Here is the RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226433

    If you want to add a graphics card later, you will want at least a 500W power supply just to be safe. I would recommend one that's within your budget from Corsair or Seasonic.

    The case is completely up to you, as there are different form factors to choose from. Let me know what kind of features you look for. I would also recommend getting a Seagate SSHD for storage, I currently have a 2TB SSHD, and it's pretty quiet for a mechanical hard drive, and the speed benefit from having an onboard SSD cache becomes more noticeable after the first several uses, even though I use it as a storage drive.
  2. imkadenl said:
    I want a PC that would play minecraft at maxed out settings and with mods/resource packs. Im later going to upgrade it for more games like call of duty and such. I most likely will do a dual moniter and just minecraft for now.


    Minecraft is a really simple game that isn't resource intensive at all; even with maxed settings and mods. What kind of budget are you looking at? Because even low end systems running micro ITX size motherboards with an i3 processor can handle that. Playing FPS's is significantly harder and will require a legitimate graphics card. Which you can, as you said, upgrade to later.
  3. thismafiaguy said:
    I would recommend starting off with an AMD A10-6800K APU, along with 2133MHz RAM to minimize bottlenecking of the onboard GPU.

    Here is the APU: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CPLGGXM/?tag=pcpapi-20
    Here is the RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226433

    If you want to add a graphics card later, you will want at least a 500W power supply just to be safe. I would recommend one that's within your budget from Corsair or Seasonic.

    The case is completely up to you, as there are different form factors to choose from. Let me know what kind of features you look for. I would also recommend getting a Seagate SSHD for storage, I currently have a 2TB SSHD, and it's pretty quiet for a mechanical hard drive, and the speed benefit from having an onboard SSD cache becomes more noticeable after the first several uses, even though I use it as a storage drive.


    Those are solid choices, though 16Gb of RAM is going to be wasted on uses like this. I would recommend cutting down to 8 to lower cost.
  4. fofosfederation said:
    imkadenl said:
    I want a PC that would play minecraft at maxed out settings and with mods/resource packs. Im later going to upgrade it for more games like call of duty and such. I most likely will do a dual moniter and just minecraft for now.


    Minecraft is a really simple game that isn't resource intensive at all; even with maxed settings and mods. What kind of budget are you looking at? Because even low end systems running micro ITX size motherboards with an i3 processor can handle that. Playing FPS's is significantly harder and will require a legitimate graphics card. Which you can, as you said, upgrade to later.

    i would say around $700-$800
  5. thismafiaguy said:
    I would recommend starting off with an AMD A10-6800K APU, along with 2133MHz RAM to minimize bottlenecking of the onboard GPU. And as far as I know, the more you discover and build in Minecraft, the more RAM it takes. So it's good to have more than you NEED.

    Here is the APU: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CPLGGXM/?tag=pcpapi-20
    Here is the RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226433

    If you want to add a graphics card later, you will want at least a 500W power supply just to be safe. I would recommend one that's within your budget from Corsair or Seasonic.

    The case is completely up to you, as there are different form factors to choose from. Let me know what kind of features you look for. I would also recommend getting a Seagate SSHD for storage, I currently have a 2TB SSHD, and it's pretty quiet for a mechanical hard drive, and the speed benefit from having an onboard SSD cache becomes more noticeable after the first several uses, even though I use it as a storage drive.

    The case doesn't really matter to me
  6. CPU: http://www.amazon.com/AMD-4-Core-Processor-Socket-FD4100WMGUSBX/dp/B005UBNL0A/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1386621702&sr=1-1&keywords=CPU

    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226184

    Motherboard: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Motherboard-Motherboards-970A-G46/dp/B0073JYZ48/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1386621909&sr=1-1&keywords=atx+2133+am3%2B

    Something along those lines should set you off in the right direction. I can see putting a little more down initially and going with a more powerful CPU, but it shouldn't be necessary.

    Edit: This list is well below that budget, so getting a graphics card out of the gate is very possible.
  7. fofosfederation said:
    CPU: http://www.amazon.com/AMD-4-Core-Processor-Socket-FD4100WMGUSBX/dp/B005UBNL0A/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1386621702&sr=1-1&keywords=CPU

    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226184

    Motherboard: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Motherboard-Motherboards-970A-G46/dp/B0073JYZ48/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1386621909&sr=1-1&keywords=atx+2133+am3%2B

    Something along those lines should set you off in the right direction. I can see putting a little more down initially and going with a more powerful CPU, but it shouldn't be necessary.

    Edit: This list is well below that budget, so getting a graphics card out of the gate is very possible.

    Is this all i would need or anything else?
  8. Best answer
    imkadenl said:
    fofosfederation said:
    CPU: http://www.amazon.com/AMD-4-Core-Processor-Socket-FD4100WMGUSBX/dp/B005UBNL0A/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1386621702&sr=1-1&keywords=CPU

    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226184

    Motherboard: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Motherboard-Motherboards-970A-G46/dp/B0073JYZ48/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1386621909&sr=1-1&keywords=atx+2133+am3%2B

    Something along those lines should set you off in the right direction. I can see putting a little more down initially and going with a more powerful CPU, but it shouldn't be necessary.

    Edit: This list is well below that budget, so getting a graphics card out of the gate is very possible.

    Is this all i would need or anything else?


    Sorry, I wasn't covering everything. I'll fill in the gaps.
    You'll also need a hard drive. It doesn't sound like you need anything fancy, so something simple like this will be great: http://www.amazon.com/WD-Blue-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386622516&sr=8-1&keywords=HDD
    You'll also need a SATA cable to plug it in: http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-Right-Angle-Serial-SATA18RA1/dp/B0001Y8UI4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1386622573&sr=8-3&keywords=sata

    Power supply, to power everything: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Watt-CX500/dp/B0092ML0MY/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1386622602&sr=8-5&keywords=corsair+psu
    This is the power supply I used when I built my first computer, it was great.

    You'll obviously also need a case, but that's a very personal thing so I'll let you decide. Just go to amazon or any other vendor and search for cases that support ATX motherboards. ATX is a sizing standard, and the motherboard I recommended is ATX size. You'll want a mid tower case, don't go full tower. They're massive.

    Other than that you should be fine. If you want multiple monitors before getting a real graphics card get something like this: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Express-Graphics-01G-P3-1302-LR/dp/B0049MPQA4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1386622878&sr=1-1&keywords=graphics+card
    Cheap, but gives you enough power and outputs to handle that.
  9. fofosfederation said:
    imkadenl said:
    fofosfederation said:
    CPU: http://www.amazon.com/AMD-4-Core-Processor-Socket-FD4100WMGUSBX/dp/B005UBNL0A/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1386621702&sr=1-1&keywords=CPU

    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226184

    Motherboard: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Motherboard-Motherboards-970A-G46/dp/B0073JYZ48/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1386621909&sr=1-1&keywords=atx+2133+am3%2B

    Something along those lines should set you off in the right direction. I can see putting a little more down initially and going with a more powerful CPU, but it shouldn't be necessary.

    Edit: This list is well below that budget, so getting a graphics card out of the gate is very possible.

    Is this all i would need or anything else?


    Sorry, I wasn't covering everything. I'll fill in the gaps.
    You'll also need a hard drive. It doesn't sound like you need anything fancy, so something simple like this will be great: http://www.amazon.com/WD-Blue-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386622516&sr=8-1&keywords=HDD
    You'll also need a SATA cable to plug it in: http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-Right-Angle-Serial-SATA18RA1/dp/B0001Y8UI4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1386622573&sr=8-3&keywords=sata

    Power supply, to power everything: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Watt-CX500/dp/B0092ML0MY/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1386622602&sr=8-5&keywords=corsair+psu
    This is the power supply I used when I built my first computer, it was great.

    You'll obviously also need a case, but that's a very personal thing so I'll let you decide. Just go to amazon or any other vendor and search for cases that support ATX motherboards. ATX is a sizing standard, and the motherboard I recommended is ATX size. You'll want a mid tower case, don't go full tower. They're massive.

    Other than that you should be fine. If you want multiple monitors before getting a real graphics card get something like this: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Express-Graphics-01G-P3-1302-LR/dp/B0049MPQA4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1386622878&sr=1-1&keywords=graphics+card
    Cheap, but gives you enough power and outputs to handle that.

    one last thing, would i need anything to cool it?
  10. imkadenl said:
    fofosfederation said:
    imkadenl said:
    fofosfederation said:
    CPU: http://www.amazon.com/AMD-4-Core-Processor-Socket-FD4100WMGUSBX/dp/B005UBNL0A/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1386621702&sr=1-1&keywords=CPU

    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226184

    Motherboard: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Motherboard-Motherboards-970A-G46/dp/B0073JYZ48/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1386621909&sr=1-1&keywords=atx+2133+am3%2B

    Something along those lines should set you off in the right direction. I can see putting a little more down initially and going with a more powerful CPU, but it shouldn't be necessary.

    Edit: This list is well below that budget, so getting a graphics card out of the gate is very possible.

    Is this all i would need or anything else?


    Sorry, I wasn't covering everything. I'll fill in the gaps.
    You'll also need a hard drive. It doesn't sound like you need anything fancy, so something simple like this will be great: http://www.amazon.com/WD-Blue-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386622516&sr=8-1&keywords=HDD
    You'll also need a SATA cable to plug it in: http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-Right-Angle-Serial-SATA18RA1/dp/B0001Y8UI4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1386622573&sr=8-3&keywords=sata

    Power supply, to power everything: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Watt-CX500/dp/B0092ML0MY/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1386622602&sr=8-5&keywords=corsair+psu
    This is the power supply I used when I built my first computer, it was great.

    You'll obviously also need a case, but that's a very personal thing so I'll let you decide. Just go to amazon or any other vendor and search for cases that support ATX motherboards. ATX is a sizing standard, and the motherboard I recommended is ATX size. You'll want a mid tower case, don't go full tower. They're massive.

    Other than that you should be fine. If you want multiple monitors before getting a real graphics card get something like this: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Express-Graphics-01G-P3-1302-LR/dp/B0049MPQA4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1386622878&sr=1-1&keywords=graphics+card
    Cheap, but gives you enough power and outputs to handle that.

    one last thing, would i need anything to cool it?



    Yes, but enough will be included. The CPU already has a heatsink included; better ones exist, but you shouldn't need one. The case should have a few fans included, if you want more you can get this: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=case+fans+pack&rh=n%3A172282%2Ck%3Acase+fans+pack&ajr=2
    Then you'll have an excessive number of fans and be fine.
    This is a great cpu cooler: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Plus-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386623558&sr=8-1&keywords=cpu+fan
    But like I said, you don't need something better than whats included (for what you're planning on doing anyway).
  11. fofosfederation said:
    imkadenl said:
    fofosfederation said:
    imkadenl said:
    fofosfederation said:
    CPU: http://www.amazon.com/AMD-4-Core-Processor-Socket-FD4100WMGUSBX/dp/B005UBNL0A/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1386621702&sr=1-1&keywords=CPU

    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226184

    Motherboard: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Motherboard-Motherboards-970A-G46/dp/B0073JYZ48/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1386621909&sr=1-1&keywords=atx+2133+am3%2B

    Something along those lines should set you off in the right direction. I can see putting a little more down initially and going with a more powerful CPU, but it shouldn't be necessary.

    Edit: This list is well below that budget, so getting a graphics card out of the gate is very possible.

    Is this all i would need or anything else?


    Sorry, I wasn't covering everything. I'll fill in the gaps.
    You'll also need a hard drive. It doesn't sound like you need anything fancy, so something simple like this will be great: http://www.amazon.com/WD-Blue-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386622516&sr=8-1&keywords=HDD
    You'll also need a SATA cable to plug it in: http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-Right-Angle-Serial-SATA18RA1/dp/B0001Y8UI4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1386622573&sr=8-3&keywords=sata

    Power supply, to power everything: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Watt-CX500/dp/B0092ML0MY/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1386622602&sr=8-5&keywords=corsair+psu
    This is the power supply I used when I built my first computer, it was great.

    You'll obviously also need a case, but that's a very personal thing so I'll let you decide. Just go to amazon or any other vendor and search for cases that support ATX motherboards. ATX is a sizing standard, and the motherboard I recommended is ATX size. You'll want a mid tower case, don't go full tower. They're massive.

    Other than that you should be fine. If you want multiple monitors before getting a real graphics card get something like this: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Express-Graphics-01G-P3-1302-LR/dp/B0049MPQA4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1386622878&sr=1-1&keywords=graphics+card
    Cheap, but gives you enough power and outputs to handle that.

    one last thing, would i need anything to cool it?



    Yes, but enough will be included. The CPU already has a heatsink included; better ones exist, but you shouldn't need one. The case should have a few fans included, if you want more you can get this: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=case+fans+pack&rh=n%3A172282%2Ck%3Acase+fans+pack&ajr=2
    Then you'll have an excessive number of fans and be fine.
    This is a great cpu cooler: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Plus-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386623558&sr=8-1&keywords=cpu+fan
    But like I said, you don't need something better than whats included (for what you're planning on doing anyway).

    http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Guardian-Tower-Black-921RB-001-BL/dp/B004351H9G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1386624310&sr=8-2&keywords=atx+computer+case
    is this a good case?
  12. fofosfederation said:

    im going to use windows 7, or should i use windows 8?
    and im thinking of changing the graphics card, could you find one thats about 150-200$
  13. imkadenl said:
    fofosfederation said:

    im going to use windows 7, or should i use windows 8?
    and im thinking of changing the graphics card, could you find one thats about 150-200$


    Use windows 7. Windows 8 is just bad for so many reasons.

    This is a graphics card that fits the build: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-2048MB-Graphics-02G-P4-2651-KR/dp/B00966IOYS/ref=sr_1_13?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1387216668&sr=1-13&keywords=graphics+card
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