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Minecraft gaming computer with monitor $500 and under

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June 8, 2014 8:43:01 PM

I'm looking for a gaming computer that can run minecraft smoothly with mod pack. The monitor and PC must be $500 or below please.
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June 8, 2014 9:26:34 PM

This'd work.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($51.38 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill AEGIS 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Pipeline HD 320GB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($36.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R7 250X 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($28.76 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Hannspree HL163ABB 60Hz 15.6" Monitor ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $493.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-09 00:25 EDT-0400)
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June 8, 2014 11:07:10 PM

Ineed said:
I'm looking for a gaming computer that can run minecraft smoothly with mod pack. The monitor and PC must be $500 or below please.


That's kinda a tall order...
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June 8, 2014 11:08:44 PM

you could spend 200 on a gpu and 300 on the rest, that would probably work, or you could get an amd apu and crossfire it with a cheaper vid card...
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June 12, 2014 3:41:15 PM

I would suggest something like an AMD A10 with its integrated graphics. Or maybe you could add in a GPU there if you want better performance. Minecraft is more CPU intensive than GPU. Also, if you are planning to play some other games on it, you might as well consider a dedicated graphics card. Maybe something like what @Rationale posted on this topic.
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