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Best minecraft gaming computer

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November 25, 2012 7:00:30 PM

Hello,
I want tot get my son a gaming desktop computer for minecraft. I would love to keep it under $500. The main thing he does is Minecraft. But I would also like him to be able to make videos on it and word process things for school.
November 26, 2012 1:53:58 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital RE2 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.77 @ Compuvest)
Storage: Sandisk ReadyCache 32GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($37.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($101.97 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $468.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-25 22:53 EST-0500)
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November 26, 2012 6:59:07 PM

milkshakez7z said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital RE2 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.77 @ Compuvest)
Storage: Sandisk ReadyCache 32GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($37.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($101.97 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $468.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-25 22:53 EST-0500)

Why would u do the ready cache if h77 supports intel SRT?
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