my little sister loves minecraft..... Her laptop is not very good at handling it though. here's the build. please help:) http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kr4n8d
First of all. It won't turn on since their is no GPU and no intergrated graphics.
Actually, the motherboard has integrated graphics. But those are not gonna do anything for games, even simple ones like Minecraft.
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thank you very much. And what approximate fps would we be looking at playing minecraft with shaders on this build?
With shaders, 30-45. Without shaders, 60+. Just a rough estimate.
Would she need the gpu? That's a bit over budget. She HAS to be within budget. She doesn't have a whole lot of money. She's only 12 and she's saving for this build. And thanks for the fps estimate:)
i personally think this is a minimum to build an extremely decent gaming PC, you could go lower but the price / performance ratio just goes downhill very quick
Yeah she would need the GPU.
A better option more optimized for minecraft would be to use an a-10 5800K
If she really has that small a budget I'd imagine she's been trying to save money by raking leaves in Brooklyn's projects ;) In all seriousness though, a 750 TI is more than what she needs, maybe try to find an open box one?
Without a GPU, it woudln't run it at all..You'll have to add a GPU or an APU..
I'm always learning.... does the MB have a graphics chip on it?
You can run Minecraft on Intel integrated graphics
EDIT but that build isn't using Intel derp
Hey man - nice thing you're doing for your little sister. I would suggest looking into an AMD APU to save yourself some money. This build here could play minecraft very well, but costs a lot less. You can save even more money by using Linux instead of Windows, since Minecraft runs perfectly in Linux! Here's how to get started with Linux: http://www.linuxliveusb.com/
I would suggest trying out ZorinOS, Ubuntu, or PeppermintOS.
She is also looking to play large modpacks as well. And I was one step ahead of yuh on using Linux with this build:)
thanks for the build :) but she wants to run it with shaders so what about putting like a gt 640 in there?
Here's the game running on the same integrated GPU as in this build, with shaders and BandiCam running in the background:
As you can see, it's getting very playable framerates throughout. If you wanted to go to a dedicated graphics option it's going to cost you a lot more, but I suppose you might want to take advantage of nvidia technology if you're using Linux (less spotty driver support).
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MswhmG :I've decided on that, and she's happy with it. I'll pay the extra $50 for her I guess. She likes to play GTA V too so this will be a-ok for her. Right?
Should be awesome. Of course you'll have to wait until this Fall for GTA V on PC, right? Do we know its system requirements yet? Anyhow I wouldn't worry too much; this should run it fine. Get another 8Gb stick for an upgrade when you can; that way she can have dual-channel performance and enough RAM to run a minecraft server in a RAMDisk (the best way to run one, if the most complicated - but it could teach her a LOT about how computers and servers work!).
This: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wBY9t6 Would be better. Idk if you needed an OS.
What estimated fps would she be lookin at? And im not really good with pcs, so she would still be able to put a graphics card in later right?
This should be able to run it with 30+ FPS on max settings, and if you disable a few things you could max it out. And yes, you would be able to put in a graphics card in the future if you want to. However, the power supply might need an upgrade depending on what you get, but I'm assuming you won't be getting something high end.
Well i was thinking about telling her to get a 750 ti.
Alright, the 450w PSU will be able to handle that just fine.