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January 21, 2013 3:40:04 PM

I need a computer under $400 to play minecraft on max , do not include the case,keyboard,mouse,speakers
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January 21, 2013 3:55:11 PM

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January 21, 2013 4:07:21 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($23.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($106.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $408.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 13:06 EST-0500)

This will play it no problem. Also should handle other modern games on medium setting or high depending on your screen resolution.
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January 21, 2013 4:10:11 PM

Any other suggestions? How about a 2GB graphic card?
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January 21, 2013 4:11:59 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yNy2
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yNy2/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yNy2/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($116.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($97.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Logisys 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($22.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $417.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 13:11 EST-0500)
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January 21, 2013 4:21:51 PM

1gb is sufficient, 2+gb only for high resolution or dual monitor setup. Do not buy the build given by ikes9711. I'm not trying to be rude or anything, but that is a pretty poor choice in parts.
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January 21, 2013 4:24:29 PM

Minecraft only uses 1 core. (2 rarely) It runs the best on an i3 as far as a budget chip goes. I switched from a phenom 2 x4 965BE to the i3 I have now and there was a considerable difference. I would go with the build I posted.

As stated above, a 2gb video card won't make any difference on this low end of a card. You will only see the difference with a 7870 and up or with more than one monitor.
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January 21, 2013 4:34:57 PM

bob hays said:
I have to say that tiny voices' original build was much better (not to smash on ikes) but as stated minecraft only uses 2 cores, so getting this
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80623g860
will do you just as well for about half the price (of the i3).

and this HDD has the 750gb at almost the same price
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...


The i3 is a dual core itself, and that HDD has very low ratings to I would avoid it. I would suggest not getting a Pentium because you'll have to upgrade it very soon since it is low end and you'll end up having wasted money.
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January 21, 2013 4:37:33 PM

I agree. Just get the build I posted. It will serve you without issue and not cause any problems. You will even be able to play modern games on it with decent FPS.
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January 21, 2013 4:44:54 PM

NerdBBQ said:
The i3 is a dual core itself, and that HDD has very low ratings to I would avoid it. I would suggest not getting a Pentium because you'll have to upgrade it very soon since it is low end and you'll end up having wasted money.


What are the advantages of an i3 down the road (honest question)?
and the hdd's are pretty much the same, unless you mean that the specific model that i mentioned is rated low, if so then it was my bad for not double checking.

EDIT: my bad I chose the HDD off of Ikes' build, I thought it was the same as iceclock's.
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January 21, 2013 4:51:00 PM

An i3 hyperthreads. This allows it to be considerable better than the pentium in windows tasks and anything like photoshop or video editing or running many processes at the same time. There's a reason it costs $50 more.
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January 21, 2013 4:53:46 PM

Higher clock speeds, hyper-threading, and just plain newer :p 
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January 21, 2013 7:19:05 PM

Best answer selected by I5core.
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