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Help With First Build - Minecraft - ~$500 (USD)

Creekwood222
  • 55 months ago

Hello Builders,

Before we get started, I just want to disclose that I am an extreme novice when it comes to computers and this would be my first build. I used to play Minecraft on a regular basis before my laptop bit the dust and I am looking to start playing again, but this time via desktop. For starters, I am looking to spend around $500, hopefully a bit lower than that, but if need be, I'm willing to exceed that number. I have always had an interest in computers and computer games, so if possible, I would love to start with a build that I can gradually upgrade. Peripherals aren't necessary at this time, as I have some parts that I can use in the meantime. The main use that this build would get would be with Minecraft and just general internet usage. Last, but not least, if you have any recommendations on when this best time to buy these parts would be (With Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the horizon), that would be very helpful as well. Thank you very much in advance!

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  • 55 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $68.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI A88XM GAMING Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $96.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $44.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $67.44 @ OutletPC
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Enthusiast Edition Video Card $101.98 @ Newegg
Case Antec P50 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $45.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Cooler Master VSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.96 @ Newegg
Other Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $601.31
Mail-in rebates -$105.00
Total $496.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-18 21:53 EST-0500

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