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Can someone make me a build for minecraft under 320 dollars?

I just need something for minecraft and regular use and so i can eventually upgrade it.
Thanks, Mindbuster
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  1. OS needed? Not sure it will be possible if you do..
  2. Need a few minutes...
    It's based on my first build
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.73 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-S1 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($34.69 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.06 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.95 @ Mwave)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 250 2GB Core Edition Video Card ($62.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Rosewill Galaxy-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $313.39
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($75.66 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.96 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $353.58
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    Here is a great build. The i3 with Intel HD4400 graphics will easily run minecraft no problems. The motherboard can accept up to the newest i7 CPUs, and the PSU will accept any GPU up to an r9 270 or a gtx750ti/ gtx660.

    If you don't need to play any other games before you upgrade I strongly recommend this. It is a bit overbudget, but is THE BEST base platform for upgrading.
  5. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8gHbTW
    Got you a 9-series motherboard for an upgrade to Broadwell
  6. LucoTF said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.73 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-S1 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($34.69 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.06 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.95 @ Mwave)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 250 2GB Core Edition Video Card ($62.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Rosewill Galaxy-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $313.39
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


    This is a good option, but has much less upgrade ability and the PSU is decently low quality. It will be better right off the bat (for games other than minecraft) than my build, but in the long run the build I suggested has WAY more room to grow.

    OP, these are all good points to take into consideration.
  7. zeyuanfu said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8gHbTW
    Got you a 9-series motherboard for an upgrade to Broadwell


    The graphics on the Pentium are only enough to run vanilla minecraft at 20-30fps at 1080p. This is why I STRONGLY recommend an i3 as it comes with hd4400 which is over 2x as powerful as the pentium on board graphics and is enough for locked 60fps at 1080p.
  8. tiny voices said:
    zeyuanfu said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8gHbTW
    Got you a 9-series motherboard for an upgrade to Broadwell


    The graphics on the Pentium are only enough to run vanilla minecraft at 20-30fps at 1080p. This is why I STRONGLY recommend an i3 as it comes with hd4400 which is over 2x as powerful as the pentium on board graphics and is enough for 60fps at 1080p.

    Well don't run it on 1080p. Run it on 720p or 480p. I got by with the IGP on an old laptop processor (Pentium T something) a few years ago.
  9. Tiny voices suggestions are good if you plan on upgrading later on.
    But anyway, heres an alternative build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.49 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($45.38 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.95 @ Mwave)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R7 250X 1GB Video Card ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $326.78
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    The CPU is pretty powerful so won't need to be upgraded for a while, but for upgrades in future you can get a better GPU such as an R7 260x, and/or upgrade to 8gb of ram.
  10. moozilbee said:
    Tiny voices suggestions are good if you plan on upgrading later on.
    But anyway, heres an alternative build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.49 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($45.38 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.95 @ Mwave)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R7 250X 1GB Video Card ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $326.78
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    The CPU is pretty powerful so won't need to be upgraded for a while, but for upgrades in future you can get a better GPU such as an R7 260x, and/or upgrade to 8gb of ram.

    AMD has weaker construction than Intel (32 nm vs 22 nm) and with the 14 nm Broadwell upgrade coming about this Christmas, it'll be even weaker (unless I'm wrong).
  11. RazerZ said:
    OS needed? Not sure it will be possible if you do..


    nope i dont need an os
  12. zeyuanfu said:
    tiny voices said:
    zeyuanfu said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8gHbTW
    Got you a 9-series motherboard for an upgrade to Broadwell


    The graphics on the Pentium are only enough to run vanilla minecraft at 20-30fps at 1080p. This is why I STRONGLY recommend an i3 as it comes with hd4400 which is over 2x as powerful as the pentium on board graphics and is enough for 60fps at 1080p.

    Well don't run it on 1080p. Run it on 720p or 480p. I got by with the IGP on an old laptop processor (Pentium T something) a few years ago.



    Why run it at 720p, when he can run it at 1080p easily with the build I posted?
  13. mindbuster said:
    RazerZ said:
    OS needed? Not sure it will be possible if you do..


    nope i dont need an os


    I would have a look at the build I posted. It seems to best suit your current and future needs.
  14. tiny voices said:
    mindbuster said:
    RazerZ said:
    OS needed? Not sure it will be possible if you do..


    nope i dont need an os


    I would have a look at the build I posted. It seems to best suit your current and future needs.


    How many frames will it get on maximum settings
  15. I like tiny voices build for the upgrade path. If you're looking for better immediate performance you can swap the CPU for a G3258 and add a cheap discrete graphics card like a 250x.

    The only thing I would change in his build is to get a 1TB HDD for $2 more

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003
  16. tiny voices said:
    zeyuanfu said:
    tiny voices said:
    zeyuanfu said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8gHbTW
    Got you a 9-series motherboard for an upgrade to Broadwell


    The graphics on the Pentium are only enough to run vanilla minecraft at 20-30fps at 1080p. This is why I STRONGLY recommend an i3 as it comes with hd4400 which is over 2x as powerful as the pentium on board graphics and is enough for 60fps at 1080p.

    Well don't run it on 1080p. Run it on 720p or 480p. I got by with the IGP on an old laptop processor (Pentium T something) a few years ago.



    Why run it at 720p, when he can run it at 1080p easily with the build I posted?

    1, There's not much of a difference between 1080p and 720p (that I notice)
    2, Here's an updated build:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vKLqP6
    3, Your build is 50$ over budget
    4, Your motherboard is mATX, so it probably has only 1 PCI-E x16 slot while mine has more, so you can run Crossfire
    5, A motherboard upgrade takes some time (hint hint ^^^)
  17. Plus you have to celebrate Pentium's 20th anniversary with the G3258:).
  18. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor (£43.19 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI H97M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£62.36 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Patriot 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.50 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.00 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 250X 1GB Video Card (£65.10 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£31.19 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£34.99 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £302.33
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  19. LucoTF said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor (£43.19 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI H97M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£62.36 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Patriot 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.50 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.00 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 250X 1GB Video Card (£65.10 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£31.19 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£34.99 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £302.33
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    That's almost 90$ USD more than the guy's budget.
  20. zeyuanfu said:
    tiny voices said:
    zeyuanfu said:
    tiny voices said:
    zeyuanfu said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8gHbTW
    Got you a 9-series motherboard for an upgrade to Broadwell


    The graphics on the Pentium are only enough to run vanilla minecraft at 20-30fps at 1080p. This is why I STRONGLY recommend an i3 as it comes with hd4400 which is over 2x as powerful as the pentium on board graphics and is enough for 60fps at 1080p.

    Well don't run it on 1080p. Run it on 720p or 480p. I got by with the IGP on an old laptop processor (Pentium T something) a few years ago.



    Why run it at 720p, when he can run it at 1080p easily with the build I posted?

    1, There's not much of a difference between 1080p and 720p (that I notice)
    2, Here's an updated build:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vKLqP6
    3, Your build is 50$ over budget
    4, Your motherboard is mATX, so it probably has only 1 PCI-E x16 slot while mine has more, so you can run Crossfire
    5, A motherboard upgrade takes some time (hint hint ^^^)


    No, your motherboard cannot run crossfire.

    There is a BIG difference between playing at 720p and 1080p on a 1080p monitor.
  21. mindbuster said:
    tiny voices said:
    mindbuster said:
    RazerZ said:
    OS needed? Not sure it will be possible if you do..


    nope i dont need an os


    I would have a look at the build I posted. It seems to best suit your current and future needs.


    How many frames will it get on maximum settings


    Should lock at 60fps.
  22. On a 1080p monitor. Well, I never had a 1080p monitor, so I can't tell the difference:). Just save the money and get a 720p monitor.
  23. And BTW my build has a REAL GPU, not like yours which has an IGP. Plus, you can mine cryptocurrency with it(the GPU).
  24. I really doubt that this guy cares about coin mining, especially since your builds GPU is very weak and will never turn a decent profit from mining.
    The integrated graphics in Tiny voices build are more than powerful enough to run MC, you don't need a "REAL GPU", stop being so condescending.
  25. moozilbee said:
    I really doubt that this guy cares about coin mining, especially since your builds GPU is very weak and will never turn a decent profit from mining.
    The integrated graphics in Tiny voices build are more than powerful enough to run MC, you don't need a "REAL GPU", stop being so condescending.

    Oh, OK...
  26. zeyuanfu said:
    On a 1080p monitor. Well, I never had a 1080p monitor, so I can't tell the difference:). Just save the money and get a 720p monitor.


    This is poor advice. In this day and age, a 1080p monitor is the MINIMUM you would ever buy new as you can get them as cheap as $99. Buying a 720p monitor is a pointless endeavor. Plenty of things aren't even scaled for 720p.
  27. Best answer
    Why has no one used an APU?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD A10-7850K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.96 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-HD3 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($55.18 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-2000 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $370.10
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    If you want intel:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($75.66 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-2000 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $335.61
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  28. No one used an APU because OP wants alot of future upgrade possibility.
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