Advice on Minecraft Machine

Hi, It's time for a new computer. After seeing what's on the market these days ($400 for an a4!) I decieded to build a custom PC, I am in a budget though. Around $550 MAX. I already have OS, keyboard, mouse, and a monitor. I found this good deal on a package at tigerdirect.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2913946&sku=B69-0570


I also like this at newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.966163


Also the graphics card has to be a Nvidea 550ti OR BETTER :D

My main purpose for this thing is to multi-task. I want to play Minecraft at 100FPS, on max settings, while recording, xChat open, skype going, iTunes open, and chrome open too. I also plan on video editing

I just need a build good for that and also in my price range. If I were to get a intel processor i want it to be a 2500k OR BETTER.

-Drake
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  1. 550 dollars is not enough for a i5 2500k 550 ti build unless you have terrible cheap everything else. The i5 2500k, decent mobo and 550 ti is 350 dollars without: case,psu,ramand hdd or ssd
  2. You say you want an i5 2500k or better, but neither of your combos listed have even a comparable cpu. Your budget is a little low for that, but I'm sure we could work with it. Do you have a Microcenter near you?
  3. I can run minecraft on my toaster
  4. Oh sorry, I meant if INTEL that, I like phenoms and I'm not so sure about the FX series. APUs are crap
  5. FLanighan said:
    I can run minecraft on my toaster


    I have a dell inspiron 1545 and It can barely run it. Thats why its time for a new one
  6. Sorry man, but at that price range you can't afford an i5-2500k; plus an i3-2120 is better than any AMD processor on the market right now for gaming. It'll handle your needs just fine.

    Here's what I suggest:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($22.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $546.90
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
  7. drakee510 said:
    Oh sorry, I meant if INTEL that, I like phenoms and I'm not so sure about the FX series. APUs are crap



    Yeah the only way you're going afford an i5 2500k on that price range is if you live near a Microcenter. And re-use the HDD and other parts of the current PC.

    And the AMD APUs aren't "crap" they're good for budget machines (like what you're trying to build). And tremendous in inexpensive long battery life laptops. They aren't high-end gaming chips, but they weren't supposed to be...

    Perhaps you should look into doing asymmetrical crossfire with the APU and an AMD GPU instead of the nVidia.
  8. For $650 you can do i5 2500k

    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?BundleExist=Y&ID=27508728&ChangeQty=0

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.953390
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148855


    If you want to drop down to $550, then I would suggest changing the i5 to an i3 2100 or i3 2120. They're great for gaming and $100 cheaper. I wouldn't skimp on anything else.
  9. OK so there is a microcenter around an hour away..... I was able to make a build on their website that was $550 with a 2500k :D


    Intel Core i5 2500k
    gigabyte GA-z68AP
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 7200RPM
    8GB DDR3
    EVGA GeForce GTX 550 TI
    Thermaltake Commander MS
    DVD Drive
    Inland Gold Series 500 watt ATX
  10. drakee510 said:
    OK so there is a microcenter around an hour away..... I was able to make a build on their website that was $550 with a 2500k :D


    Intel Core i5 2500k
    gigabyte GA-z68AP
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 7200RPM
    8GB DDR3
    EVGA GeForce GTX 550 TI
    Thermaltake Commander MS
    DVD Drive
    Inland Gold Series 500 watt ATX



    I would go for a better name PSU (Corsair, Seasonic, maybe Antec), otherwise looks good.
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