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Hi I'm trying to build a pc that can run minecraft around 60fps consistently. I know nothing about building a pc, so I need a

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June 14, 2014 10:25:09 PM

Just looking to build a pc for the first time

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June 14, 2014 10:33:06 PM

Well Minecraft uses 1 CPU core, so an Intel CPU will be by far the best for the money. Probably an i3-4130 or Pentium G3220 as low cost options.
How much do you plan to spend total, and do you need a monitor/keyboard/mouse as well? I could suggest a list of parts.
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June 15, 2014 11:13:58 AM

Yes I would like a list of parts, and I have a mouse, monitor, and keyboard. So I want to keep the price around $700
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June 15, 2014 9:56:31 PM

This would run Minecraft well over 60 fps. It's also suitable for pretty much any other game at high settings.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($162.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($28.76 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.99 @ TigerDirect)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $656.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-16 00:51 EDT-0400


If you want to spend less money and still hit your goal for Minecraft, this would also be enough. Other new games it'd be more around medium settings, but Minecraft isn't hard to max at 60+ fps.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.40 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital RE2 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($28.76 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($42.30 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $560.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-16 00:56 EDT-0400
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