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October 7, 2012 11:10:19 PM

hi what is a good video card for minecraft i am spending max 245 bucks usd

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October 7, 2012 11:23:07 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
7870, $250 and $20 rebate

That will utterly destroy minecraft at any settings. Completely overkill. What PSU do you have?
EDIT:CPU as well.

yah i'm buying a new psu anyway, so don't worry about that, cpu is core i7 3770k, it is not overclocked
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October 7, 2012 11:23:53 PM

If all you are playing is minecraft, then get a 6670. My old computer had a 6450 and it ran it on 100-200 frames per second.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Also get an amd card because they have open gl. Also, in general nvidia cards are a ripoff compared to nvidia. If you are gonna play difficult to run games like bf3, crysis, max payne 3 etc. I would get a 7870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or a 660
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 7, 2012 11:27:51 PM

minecraft isn't a graphically intense game. You could use integrated graphics and it will be good enough.
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October 7, 2012 11:33:31 PM

lt_dan_zsu said:
If all you are playing is minecraft, then get a 6670. My old computer had a 6450 and it ran it on 100-200 frames per second.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Also get an amd card because they have open gl. Also, in general nvidia cards are a ripoff compared to nvidia. If you are gonna play difficult to run games like bf3, crysis, max payne 3 etc. I would get a 7870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or a 660
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

what about this card: http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=1258164
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October 7, 2012 11:33:41 PM

Its memory you need to be worried about
ive burned up over 5 gigs on minecraft 64 bit java with a custom 256x256 custom texture pack, ive used even higher before but never measured the memory use.
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October 7, 2012 11:33:58 PM

What are you buying PSU wise?
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October 7, 2012 11:53:42 PM

about the same as without it. That chip has integrated graphics, but it mostly uses the processor. My son is using a 955BE and he's getting over 100fps on minecraft.
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October 7, 2012 11:57:27 PM

You will get more than 60 fps, that is all that matters. But I don't think it would be a good idea to get a 2gb card that is 128bit. It will take a long time to read the ram because the bus is slow. I would get the one I recommended since it is $25 cheaper.
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October 8, 2012 12:08:43 AM

NOO!!! Don't get that one, amd will run minecraft better. That card is way overpriced. IF you need to get a nvidia card get a gtx 650 or gtx 560se. Also, why is that $197? If you are gonna spend that much get a 7850, 6950, or 560ti.
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October 10, 2012 2:57:52 AM

elo_86 said:
yah i'm buying a new psu anyway, so don't worry about that, cpu is core i7 3770k, it is not overclocked

That cpu is has intergrated graphics 4000 i think, even that will get a good 80-90 frames a second using a 32x32 texture pack.
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October 10, 2012 3:02:44 AM

If you want to really push Minecraft to the max, download a 256x256 HD texture pack and Sonic Esther's Unbelievable Shaders mod. Then go into fullscreen on a 1920x1200 monitor. That it is where a good video card comes in handy. Otherwise, >4 gigs of ram should easily handle Minecraft - just don't plan to do mass TNT explosions with no lag.
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October 10, 2012 3:03:39 AM

I would suggest a 7770, a 7870 is too much for what you need.
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October 10, 2012 3:04:15 AM

Yeah cheesy might be right. Minecraft is really easy to run. I can run minecraft with 10-20fps with my 3 year old atom cpu on my netbook.
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October 10, 2012 10:34:18 PM

CheesyHotDogPuff said:
That cpu is has intergrated graphics 4000 i think, even that will get a good 80-90 frames a second using a 32x32 texture pack.

Are you sure? I have a i5 and intel hd graphics 3000 atm, 3 or 4 fps (6gb ram)
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October 10, 2012 10:35:17 PM

mastrom101 said:
I would suggest a 7770, a 7870 is too much for what you need.

You are a bit too late, I have already bought thee 7870, but I won't just be using it for minecraft
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October 11, 2012 12:00:40 AM

elo_86 said:
Are you sure? I have a i5 and intel hd graphics 3000 atm, 3 or 4 fps (6gb ram)

I have an i3 2000 graphics and it runs 32x32 texture packs at 15-30 fps.
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October 11, 2012 12:09:01 AM

CheesyHotDogPuff said:
I have an i3 2000 graphics and it runs 32x32 texture packs at 15-30 fps.

:o  I'm using a laptop btw, with a i5 2540M
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October 11, 2012 12:10:50 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
If all you are playing is minecraft, then get a 6670. My old computer had a 6450 and it ran it on 100-200 frames per second.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Also get an amd card because they have open gl. Also, in general nvidia cards are a ripoff compared to nvidia. If you are gonna play difficult to run games like bf3, crysis, max payne 3 etc. I would get a 7870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or a 660
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


what cpu did it have? lol
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October 11, 2012 12:11:33 AM

egilbe said:
minecraft isn't a graphically intense game. You could use integrated graphics and it will be good enough.


no you cant. I have intel hd 2000 and i barely get 40 fps on normal
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October 11, 2012 1:07:34 AM

egilbe said:
minecraft isn't a graphically intense game. You could use integrated graphics and it will be good enough.


elo_86 said:
OK but with those specs and the i7 3770k, how many fps about will I get on this card? http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=1258164


guerrero said:
no you cant. I have intel hd 2000 and i barely get 40 fps on normal



Quite a bit of difference between and HD4000 and HD2000 graphics
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