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$500 Gaming PC *NEEDS to be Minecraf-Friendly*

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November 5, 2012 2:16:28 AM

Hey everyone,
I've been searching for a gaming PC for 5 months now and I still cannot find one that is my price range and decent. What I'm looking for: A Gaming PC that can play Minecraft at 40-50 FPS on render distance normal and some fancy settings. Mainly I would like a PC that doesn't have to run all out settings on Minecraft but can run smooth on fancy settings and such. I want to play Minecraft at a smooth rate while not having to run tiny render distance and ALL animations off with my crappy laptop haha. I'm rambling too much, but if you could help me that would be very appreciated because I am sick of looking for PCs lol. Here is the link for the PC I need reviewed: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iK2d

Thanks,
Sage

Also, ignore the Sub-Category as I don't know what it is.
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November 5, 2012 2:35:25 AM

You're not going to have anything like that on a prebuilt PC for that price range.

Build a PC yourself - all it takes is two youtube videos on how to build a computer, and you're set. It's really not that hard, and you'll get WAY better price / performance.

EDIT: But yeah, that's not a bad rig. I'd do a lot of things differently, but it's still pretty good.
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November 5, 2012 2:52:09 AM

It's not prebuilt...
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November 5, 2012 2:57:24 AM

Ahh, sorry, the way you phrased your question confused me on that.

Yes, that's a pretty good build - personally I'd get the non GHz version 7770 and overclock it - I'd also think real hard if I could live with a 128 GB SSD of storage, or if I could expand the budget to fit one in.
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November 5, 2012 3:00:04 AM

SageHasGame said:
Hey everyone,
I've been searching for a gaming PC for 5 months now and I still cannot find one that is my price range and decent. What I'm looking for: A Gaming PC that can play Minecraft at 40-50 FPS on render distance normal and some fancy settings. Mainly I would like a PC that doesn't have to run all out settings on Minecraft but can run smooth on fancy settings and such. I want to play Minecraft at a smooth rate while not having to run tiny render distance and ALL animations off with my crappy laptop haha. I'm rambling too much, but if you could help me that would be very appreciated because I am sick of looking for PCs lol. Here is the link for the PC I need reviewed: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iK2d

Thanks,
Sage

Also, ignore the Sub-Category as I don't know what it is.

That should be just fine for Minecraft... Me personally though, I'd shoot for a APU so I can run hybrid crossfire.
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November 5, 2012 3:01:27 AM

It would be better to get 2 x 2gb of ram rather than 1 x 4gb
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November 5, 2012 3:02:39 AM

^Hybrid crossfire is slower than running the card as a discrete with the APU, due to lack of driver support so far. That being said, a good APU build with extremely fast ram will edge out this build.
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November 5, 2012 3:08:30 AM

id say even getting a normal fx processor will do you just fine and will yield more power for less of the price. and if you are going for cheep id say get a $70 motherboard and a cheeper power supply and case. and with that extra money get 8gb of ram and a ssd with that hdd. and right now you can get 8gb of 1600mhz ram for $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 5, 2012 3:10:34 AM

Pgooch said:
It would be better to get 2 x 2gb of ram rather than 1 x 4gb

1 is actually better, not as hard on the Motherboard, google it.
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November 5, 2012 3:16:33 AM

You could do so much better for $500.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($93.30 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $514.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

This should run much higher frame rates than the builds listed above.

First off, it's a MUCH better graphics card, the GTX 560ti runs circles around the 7770. It's almost like a 7850.

2nd, you wouldn't need a Z77 MOBO unless you'd be overclocking, in which the i3's are have locked multipliers and can't be overclocked.

Third, you want more RAM, as Minecraft is very RAM heavy, required more RAM for loading all the chunks.

Also, the XFX 550W is a better power supply than the Corsair one; it's made by Seasonic, which is currently the number one brand in power supplies.

Finally, the i5 will outperform almost all of the AMD CPUs, with the possible exception of the newer 8 core CPUs.
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November 5, 2012 3:21:11 AM

sonicers said:
You could do so much better for $500.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($93.30 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $514.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

This should run much higher frame rates than the builds listed above.

First off, it's a MUCH better graphics card, the GTX 560ti runs circles around the 7770. It's almost like a 7850.

2nd, you wouldn't need a Z77 MOBO unless you'd be overclocking, in which the i3's are have locked multipliers and can't be overclocked.

Third, you want more RAM, as Minecraft is very RAM heavy, required more RAM for loading all the chunks.

Also, the XFX 550W is a better power supply than the Corsair one; it's made by Seasonic, which is currently the number one brand in power supplies.

Finally, the i5 will outperform almost all of the AMD CPUs, with the possible exception of the newer 8 core CPUs.


Yesss... exsept that model i5... but that model does however run circles around AMD's supposed 6 core cpu.

I'd go with this build. I'm going with Vishera 8 core myself. But I do like intel. Even a FX 4100 is a better option than a i3.
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November 5, 2012 3:31:15 AM

Kiowa789 said:
A. Outdated game.
B. DDR2 RAM, Low clock speed, 800 Mhz = nothing in todays light.
C. youmustbenewhere.png


:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

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November 5, 2012 3:31:42 AM

sonicers said:
You could do so much better for $500.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($93.30 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $514.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

This should run much higher frame rates than the builds listed above.

First off, it's a MUCH better graphics card, the GTX 560ti runs circles around the 7770. It's almost like a 7850.

2nd, you wouldn't need a Z77 MOBO unless you'd be overclocking, in which the i3's are have locked multipliers and can't be overclocked.

Third, you want more RAM, as Minecraft is very RAM heavy, required more RAM for loading all the chunks.

Also, the XFX 550W is a better power supply than the Corsair one; it's made by Seasonic, which is currently the number one brand in power supplies.

Finally, the i5 will outperform almost all of the AMD CPUs, with the possible exception of the newer 8 core CPUs.


i like this :D 
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November 5, 2012 3:37:50 AM

Kiowa789 said:
A. Outdated game.
B. DDR2 RAM, Low clock speed, 800 Mhz = nothing in todays light.
C. youmustbenewhere.png

you do understand that dual channel in the longrun will help because modern people like to run multiple programs at once like thier game and thier browser or in this case 2 minecrafts or a minecraft and a server running in the background so yes dual channel is faster in modern real life senerios
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November 5, 2012 3:50:10 AM

His point is that your picture means nothing due to the fact that no one has been using DDR2 800 for a long time now, and that COD2 is almost 8 years old now. Single channel RAM is rare these days, except for in really, really, low end builds, which you won't have to worry about, thanks to your budget.
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November 5, 2012 3:52:22 AM

sonicers said:
His point is that your picture means nothing due to the fact that no one has been using DDR2 800 for a long time now, and that COD2 is almost 8 years old now. Single channel RAM is rare these days, except for in really, really, low end builds, which you won't have to worry about, thanks to your budget.

i knew that pic is old it took me 2 sec to google lol im saying its better to have 2 dimms than 1 and is usually cheeper too
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November 5, 2012 4:08:14 AM

Your computer should easily play Minecraft. I have a 6670 with an i5 3570k and 4gb of ram (getting 8 tomorrow) and can play it 40+ fps everywhere. A 7770 would play it a lot better than me.
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November 6, 2012 12:40:31 AM

THANK YOU! THIS HELPED A LOT! I am a noob with Gaming PCs since I have never had one. I am still not familiar with everything, but I'm sure I can build my PC if I look it up on Youtube. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN. <3 NO HOMO
sonicers said:
You could do so much better for $500.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($93.30 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $514.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

This should run much higher frame rates than the builds listed above.

First off, it's a MUCH better graphics card, the GTX 560ti runs circles around the 7770. It's almost like a 7850.

2nd, you wouldn't need a Z77 MOBO unless you'd be overclocking, in which the i3's are have locked multipliers and can't be overclocked.

Third, you want more RAM, as Minecraft is very RAM heavy, required more RAM for loading all the chunks.

Also, the XFX 550W is a better power supply than the Corsair one; it's made by Seasonic, which is currently the number one brand in power supplies.

Finally, the i5 will outperform almost all of the AMD CPUs, with the possible exception of the newer 8 core CPUs.

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December 22, 2013 12:23:58 PM

DarkSable said:
You're not going to have anything like that on a prebuilt PC for that price range.

Build a PC yourself - all it takes is two youtube videos on how to build a computer, and you're set. It's really not that hard, and you'll get WAY better price / performance.

EDIT: But yeah, that's not a bad rig. I'd do a lot of things differently, but it's still pretty good.


DarkSable said:
Ahh, sorry, the way you phrased your question confused me on that.

Yes, that's a pretty good build - personally I'd get the non GHz version 7770 and overclock it - I'd also think real hard if I could live with a 128 GB SSD of storage, or if I could expand the budget to fit one in.


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