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November 25, 2012 7:00:39 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.

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February 3, 2013 9:22:14 PM

It's difficult to make a good computer for 500 dollars.
I'd go with an APU configuration that combines graphics and cpu in the cpu chip on the motherboard. He'll need some ram for minecraft and decent graphics. A build like this:


APU and motherboard combo deal:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 3, 2013 9:25:30 PM

it comes out to about 475 dollars
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June 6, 2013 8:16:17 AM

The cheapest option would be to make it your
Self but you can run minecraft without lag on this computer

Cpu-AMD fx 4100

Gpu-onboard intergated

Ram-8gb

You can get this of ebay for about £300(400 ish dollars)
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June 6, 2013 8:46:07 AM

What do you need for your computer? Do you need to buy a copy of Windows? How about a monitor, or a keyboard and mouse? If you already have a monitor, what resolution is it? The more info we have, the easier it is for us to help.
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September 27, 2014 8:44:16 PM

Any modern computer will do
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September 27, 2014 9:18:18 PM

Do you want an OS in the budget? The Monitor? Mouse/Keyboard? etc Also, where do you live?
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September 28, 2014 7:03:44 PM

Literally the most powerful computer strictly for minecraft in this budget range. Why? Ok first the AMD FX 8350 is a VERY powerful 8 PHYSICAL core CPU has BEAST MODE CPU processing power (very good for video editing and MODDED minecraft "your son should know what modded is"! , then adding a a discrete Dedicated and well cooled GT 740 GRAPHICS card will allow your son to video edit in hd and a dedicated low latency high speed ram will feed the CPU and gpu. The gpu will allow your son to run the heavily modded minecraft with Graphically intense shaders. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/R4x7Mp [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/R4x7Mp) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/R4x7Mp/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8350frhkbox) | $173.99 @ NCIX US
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $28.49 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga970...) | $74.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [\*Patriot Viper 3 Low Profile Blue 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pvl38g160c9...) | $67.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [\*Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $45.99 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce GT 740 1GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn740...) | $79.99 @ Newegg
**Case** | [NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-s210001) | $29.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500) | $29.99 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $531.42
| \*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria |
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-28 22:03 EDT-0400 |
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February 22, 2015 8:57:17 AM

gabsillis said:
It's difficult to make a good computer for 500 dollars.
I'd go with an APU configuration that combines graphics and cpu in the cpu chip on the motherboard. He'll need some ram for minecraft and decent graphics. A build like this:


APU and motherboard combo deal:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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February 22, 2015 9:01:03 AM

Are there any video's to build all of these items together into a gaming desktop?
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February 22, 2015 6:04:07 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor ($128.99 @ Directron)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer A11 74.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($44.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $422.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-22 21:19 EST-0500

Buy the GPU and monitor used, pick up a Logitech key/mouse combo for ~$20 or look for those things used also (I've found near-new key/mouse combos for <$10 of decent quality)

For minecraft I advise an AMD GPU with as much VRAM bandwidth as you can get your hands on (this will facilitate good performance with texture mods). Should be able to find a used HD7850's on craiglist for ~$75. MineCraft leverages the openGL API. AMD GPUs are better optimized for openGL workloads so you'll get more performance for your money from AMD GPU's for this game.

Basic 1680X1050 and 1920X1080 LCD's sell on craigslist for <$50 pretty often.

I know you want to keep it under $500, but doing so is going to come with some pretty big compromises on quality.
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January 12, 2016 8:09:55 AM

well any pc over 200$ can make videos. get a gtx 750ti Sc and an amd fx 6300 then get a upgradeable motherboard so if he gets into more games he can upgrade his graphics card to like a gtx 960/970. for a cpu you could go for a fx 8320 its better but not as good for the price.
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January 12, 2016 8:39:37 AM

Minecraft is not a demanding title, by any means. If recording minecraft gameplay, for said video, then I would go with this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD2 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSC0 DVD/CD Writer ($13.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $493.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-12 11:33 EST-0500




Given the budget target, if not recording gameplay, then I would go with this. GTX 950 would have been better, but it would have also been a few dollars over budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($128.67 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R7 370 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSC0 DVD/CD Writer ($13.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $497.39
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-12 11:38 EST-0500
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