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New Gaming PC - Great for MINECRAFT - $500 BUDGET

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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  1. second is lots lots better
  2. 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
  3. butremor said:
    second is lots lots better

    Explain to me why...
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. I think you should spend extra money on the i5 3570K. :)
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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?
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Best answer
    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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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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