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New Gaming PC - Great for MINECRAFT - $500 BUDGET

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November 19, 2012 4:00:07 PM

Hey,
I posted on this about a month ago, but I need someone to review and compare these two links of parts for a new PC. I am on a $500 budget, but if the $600 PC is a LOT better, then I will consider buying the pieces for the better performance. First PC - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iK2d Second PC - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mzus

Thanks guys,
Sage
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November 19, 2012 4:53:48 PM

second is lots lots better
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November 19, 2012 4:55:35 PM

Hello,
the first machine will be fine, as far as I know minecraft doesn't use more than 2 cores, so 2 to 4 won't make much difference.
However, with that said, you can replace Z77 board in first build with the H77 from the second. There's no need to get a Z77 that's $40 more for features that you aren't going to use. With that money you can get a better GPU than 7770
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November 19, 2012 7:41:15 PM

butremor said:
second is lots lots better

Explain to me why...
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November 19, 2012 7:49:18 PM

AntiZig said:
Hello,
the first machine will be fine, as far as I know minecraft doesn't use more than 2 cores, so 2 to 4 won't make much difference.
However, with that said, you can replace Z77 board in first build with the H77 from the second. There's no need to get a Z77 that's $40 more for features that you aren't going to use. With that money you can get a better GPU than 7770

What do you suggest that I buy for a GPU? I am a noob when it comes to PC's and I don't know what is better than a 7770
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November 19, 2012 8:03:47 PM

For the first one you should try to find a 650 Ti because it is a bit faster, for the second one try to get a 7850/7870 because it can be found at the same price as the 560 Ti, or even less (the 7850) and both will outperform it and use less power.
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November 19, 2012 8:11:54 PM

I think you should spend extra money on the i5 3570K. :) 
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November 19, 2012 9:11:06 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oo6J This will last you much longer if you are going to expand your game library, but if you're not then I suggest build 1 with a better graphics card like the 650 Ti and dropping that Z77 motherboard for something cheaper because that's a overclocking board and your cpu is not a overclockable one.
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November 19, 2012 9:26:46 PM

completelyrandomname said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oo6J This will last you much longer if you are going to expand your game library, but if you're not then I suggest build 1 with a better graphics card like the 650 Ti and dropping that Z77 motherboard for something cheaper because that's a overclocking board and your cpu is not a overclockable one.

Thanks, so do you think that this can run Minecraft at a good 40-50 FPS if I have settings on medium? If you are friendly to Minecraft, what I mean is like normal render distance and fancy settings...
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November 19, 2012 9:31:09 PM

SageHasGame said:
Thanks, so do you think that this can run Minecraft at a good 40-50 FPS if I have settings on medium? If you are friendly to Minecraft, what I mean is like normal render distance and fancy settings...


They will easily get above 100fps.
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November 19, 2012 10:04:42 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oozA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oozA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oozA/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $528.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-19 19:04 EST-0500)

More then enough for Minecraft
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November 20, 2012 12:12:52 AM

guerrero said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oozA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oozA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oozA/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $528.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-19 19:04 EST-0500)

More then enough for Minecraft


I hear that the 7770 sucks ass cheeks. Care to tell me wrong?
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November 20, 2012 12:33:05 AM

guerrero said:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=681
here are some benchmarks against the new gtx 650

and idk how it will suck since YOU said youll just be playing minecraft

Oh ok, sorry. I am such a noob with computers. I have heard from 3 other people that the 7770 sucks, but if it's just good for minecraft then it's all good. Thanks
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November 20, 2012 12:35:02 AM

SageHasGame said:
Oh ok, sorry. I am such a noob with computers. I have heard from 3 other people that the 7770 sucks, but if it's just good for minecraft then it's all good. Thanks


Ima beat up those 3 people (lolz jk)

and the only thing minecraft uses from a video card is VRAM
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November 20, 2012 12:37:32 AM

guerrero said:
Ima beat up those 3 people (lolz jk)

and the only thing minecraft uses from a video card is VRAM

Only thing I know about good things for Minecraft: Needs RAM because of chunk loading
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November 20, 2012 12:39:10 AM

SageHasGame said:
Only thing I know about good things for Minecraft: Needs RAM because of chunk loading


minecraft dosnt even need "ram ram" it needs video ram lol
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November 20, 2012 12:35:03 PM

SageHasGame said:
Oh ok, sorry. I am such a noob with computers. I have heard from 3 other people that the 7770 sucks, but if it's just good for minecraft then it's all good. Thanks



Saying the HD 7770 sucks, is relative.

For average detail games, and minecraft it is top-tier, it's cheap and well powerful enough to handle them.

But if you're comparing it to cards such as GTX 670 and HD 7970's, and you're trying to play Crysis 2 and Battlefield, yes it will suck ass.

Relative.

the HD 7770 is a great card.
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November 20, 2012 5:31:01 PM

azathoth said:
Saying the HD 7770 sucks, is relative.

For average detail games, and minecraft it is top-tier, it's cheap and well powerful enough to handle them.

But if you're comparing it to cards such as GTX 670 and HD 7970's, and you're trying to play Crysis 2 and Battlefield, yes it will suck ass.

Relative.

the HD 7770 is a great card.

OH, ok thanks for clearing that up, because the other people maybe didn't see that I said I need it for Minecraft and other games that don't need a great CPU and other parts.
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November 20, 2012 6:46:09 PM

It all depends on the resolution and processor when using the 7770 on higher end game. On say a 1400x900 or 1600x900 on high settings a 7770 will play BF3 and get good frames from what I've been told and read. Irrelevant post seeing how he just wants to play MC, but whatever.
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November 20, 2012 7:55:15 PM

azathoth said:
Saying the HD 7770 sucks, is relative.

For average detail games, and minecraft it is top-tier, it's cheap and well powerful enough to handle them.

But if you're comparing it to cards such as GTX 670 and HD 7970's, and you're trying to play Crysis 2 and Battlefield, yes it will suck ass.

Relative.

the HD 7770 is a great card.

Also, can you tell me what kind of monitor I will need for the computer if I want to run Minecraft and games like that. I plan on buying a monitor a little after I buy my computer parts. I would probably buy it somewhere like Costco (in California) or Best Buy, though Best Buy isn't a great seller. I want one around $70 to start off with.
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November 20, 2012 9:18:02 PM

SageHasGame said:
Also, can you tell me what kind of monitor I will need for the computer if I want to run Minecraft and games like that. I plan on buying a monitor a little after I buy my computer parts. I would probably buy it somewhere like Costco (in California) or Best Buy, though Best Buy isn't a great seller. I want one around $70 to start off with.



With a $70 limit for a budget, you are going to be VERY LIMITED!

I'm talking, the only monitors I could find were $75, refurbished 19" screens with 1366x768 resolution.
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November 20, 2012 9:39:12 PM

azathoth said:
With a $70 limit for a budget, you are going to be VERY LIMITED!

I'm talking, the only monitors I could find were $75, refurbished 19" screens with 1366x768 resolution.

Alright, what price would be reasonable for a monitor and good for games such as the ones I will be playing like Minecraft?
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