I just bought a Dell XPS 8300. It will have Intel Core i7-2600 processor(8MB Cache, 3.4GHz), 8GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 4x2GB,Nvidia Geforce GT530 and 500GB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive 7200 RPM. I am replacing a HP media pc that I bought 4-5 years ago as it seems that the graphics card as well as other issues are about to make the motherboard fry. My son play's the 3D game Minecraft. I just want to make sure if he continues to play,that it won't do the same thing to this pc. I did some research and it seemed without moving up to Alien Ware this was the best I could do for the money. Any help or where I can furthur my research would be appreciated!
I do not play Minecraft but I am pretty sure it's a Java based game and that would mean it's more CPU intensive than graphics card intensive. That is a good thing because you have an amazing CPU and a really underpowered graphics card. It should be fine for that game but you should not expect to run anything more than that.