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June 23, 2014 9:18:33 PM

Hey guys, I was wondering if someone can give me the best possible gaming PC parts on PCPartPicker.com for $750. I want a good gaming computer that can run Minecraft while RECORDING at a stable 60+ fps. I know it is possible if I am building it myself because reduction of labor costs. I also want to be able to play high-end games as well. Thanks. :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
June 23, 2014 9:32:26 PM

I'd go with an i5, r9 260x/270 hdd+ssd build, apparently recording requires a lot of hdd bandwidth. Ill update in a couple minutes with a build. US, right?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.48 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Fury Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme II 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $715.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

II'd actually upgrade to a r9 270/270x, if you have the money. But for minecraft, it won't matter. (Actually, you might want to consider nvidia, they're always advertising their gpu accelerated recording- shadowplay is it? Might want to give it a thought.)
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a b 4 Gaming
June 23, 2014 9:32:44 PM

This would suit your needs
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($152.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line Glow ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $786.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

But it's over budget
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June 23, 2014 9:32:50 PM

Also, the case is your choice. Spec 01, fractal design core 1000, source 210, coolermaster n400 are all awesome.
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June 23, 2014 9:52:38 PM

Mike Friesen said:
I'd go with an i5, r9 260x/270 hdd+ssd build, apparently recording requires a lot of hdd bandwidth. Ill update in a couple minutes with a build. US, right?


Yea, U.S. Sorry about the late response, I was doing some summer work. haha
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June 23, 2014 9:55:20 PM

IRONBATMAN said:
This would suit your needs
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($152.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line Glow ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $786.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

But it's over budget


Hmm.. I like this, I might be able to squeeze a bit more into the budget, just maybe. If I can I will consider this. How much FPS will I get you think in a game like Minecraft while and while not recording? If you could make an estimate that would be great. :) 
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June 23, 2014 9:57:16 PM

Rodbrollin said:
IRONBATMAN said:
This would suit your needs
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($152.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line Glow ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $786.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

But it's over budget


Hmm.. I like this, I might be able to squeeze a bit more into the budget, just maybe. If I can I will consider this. How much FPS will I get you think in a game like Minecraft while and while not recording? If you could make an estimate that would be great. :) 


200ish
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a b 4 Gaming
June 23, 2014 10:26:51 PM

If you don't wanna go over budget, this will do exactly what you want:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 V2 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($55.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: Kingston Fury Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Core Edition Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $750.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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June 23, 2014 10:32:28 PM

Pcbuilder123 said:
Rodbrollin said:
IRONBATMAN said:
This would suit your needs
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($152.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line Glow ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $786.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

But it's over budget


Hmm.. I like this, I might be able to squeeze a bit more into the budget, just maybe. If I can I will consider this. How much FPS will I get you think in a game like Minecraft while and while not recording? If you could make an estimate that would be great. :) 


200ish


Is there any way you can minimize that fps by making is cheaper so I can fit a monitor and keyboard/mouse in there? I will be good with about 100 fps?
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June 23, 2014 10:43:46 PM

Rodbrollin said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
Rodbrollin said:
IRONBATMAN said:
This would suit your needs
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($152.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line Glow ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $786.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

But it's over budget


Hmm.. I like this, I might be able to squeeze a bit more into the budget, just maybe. If I can I will consider this. How much FPS will I get you think in a game like Minecraft while and while not recording? If you could make an estimate that would be great. :) 


200ish


Is there any way you can minimize that fps by making is cheaper so I can fit a monitor and keyboard/mouse in there? I will be good with about 100 fps?

Sure :) 
[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nFFn8d) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nFFn8d/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6300wmhkbox) | $112.99 @ NCIX US
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $19.98 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga78l...) | $49.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/a-data-memory-ax3u1600w4g9...) | $69.99 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/hitachi-internal-hard-driv...) | $69.00 @ B&H
**Video Card** | [Asus Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-r7265dc22g...) | $155.38 @ Newegg
**Case** | [NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-s210001) | $37.99 @ Micro Center
**Power Supply** | [Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500...) | $39.99 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0) | $15.98 @ OutletPC
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050) | $84.98 @ OutletPC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $656.27
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June 23, 2014 10:44:40 PM

Go for a r9 270 if you want, rest is awesome! Will play 120ish ultra
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June 23, 2014 10:55:59 PM

Pcbuilder123 said:
Rodbrollin said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
Rodbrollin said:
IRONBATMAN said:
This would suit your needs
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($152.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line Glow ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $786.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

But it's over budget


Hmm.. I like this, I might be able to squeeze a bit more into the budget, just maybe. If I can I will consider this. How much FPS will I get you think in a game like Minecraft while and while not recording? If you could make an estimate that would be great. :) 


200ish


Is there any way you can minimize that fps by making is cheaper so I can fit a monitor and keyboard/mouse in there? I will be good with about 100 fps?

Sure :) 
[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nFFn8d) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nFFn8d/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6300wmhkbox) | $112.99 @ NCIX US
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $19.98 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga78l...) | $49.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/a-data-memory-ax3u1600w4g9...) | $69.99 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/hitachi-internal-hard-driv...) | $69.00 @ B&H
**Video Card** | [Asus Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-r7265dc22g...) | $155.38 @ Newegg
**Case** | [NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-s210001) | $37.99 @ Micro Center
**Power Supply** | [Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500...) | $39.99 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0) | $15.98 @ OutletPC
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050) | $84.98 @ OutletPC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $656.27


hmm.. How much FPS would this get on MC while recording? A stable amount? 60 or so? 70 possibly?
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June 23, 2014 10:59:53 PM

Rodbrollin said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
Rodbrollin said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
Rodbrollin said:
IRONBATMAN said:
This would suit your needs
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($152.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line Glow ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $786.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

But it's over budget


Hmm.. I like this, I might be able to squeeze a bit more into the budget, just maybe. If I can I will consider this. How much FPS will I get you think in a game like Minecraft while and while not recording? If you could make an estimate that would be great. :) 


200ish


Is there any way you can minimize that fps by making is cheaper so I can fit a monitor and keyboard/mouse in there? I will be good with about 100 fps?

Sure :) 
[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nFFn8d) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nFFn8d/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6300wmhkbox) | $112.99 @ NCIX US
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $19.98 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga78l...) | $49.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/a-data-memory-ax3u1600w4g9...) | $69.99 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/hitachi-internal-hard-driv...) | $69.00 @ B&H
**Video Card** | [Asus Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-r7265dc22g...) | $155.38 @ Newegg
**Case** | [NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-s210001) | $37.99 @ Micro Center
**Power Supply** | [Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500...) | $39.99 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0) | $15.98 @ OutletPC
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050) | $84.98 @ OutletPC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $656.27


hmm.. How much FPS would this get on MC while recording? A stable amount? 60 or so? 70 possibly?


Go for the r9 270, and you'll get 70 no problem on ultra.
Make sure to select the best solution if I helped :) 
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