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Build for just minecraft - Any good ?

mallon01
  • 71 months ago

Looking to make a cheapish build purely for minecraft, would this be any good ie. compatible and does anyone have any idea what fps I'd be able to run at ? Will probs overclock the cpu if needed and in this case would buy a decent fan/cooler, but for the fundamental build, how am I looking ? FWIW I currently have a toshiba laptop 3gb Ram, Intel Celeron. so almost anything is gonna be an improvement. I'm not a hardcore gamer and only like to play minecraft occasionally with a friend, I currently can get around 20-30 fps (no laughing in the back) so if you can recommend a build that can achieve 60fps plus for around £300 then I'll be happy to hear it.

Appreciate any advice offered.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

This should be posted in the part lists wanted instead of opinions, this is for if you already have a list and want other peoples opinions on it. Regardless, I made a list that I tried to make as cheap as possible since you said it will be mostly for minecraft.

This build should be able to keep 60+fps all the time even at high render distance and fancy settings etc. The apu is also unlocked so you can overclock that and it will improve your graphics also. A lot of people don't realize that AMD actually makes really nice apus.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A6-6400K 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor $62.74 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Biostar Hi-Fi A85S3 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard $54.00 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $44.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Case BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $306.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-21 19:17 EDT-0400
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

This is around £300, I would recommend either builds listed, This will achieve more FPS than 60 guaranteed, and play Steam games easily! I would recommend upgrading your PSU in the future if you use this list :)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $109.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Antec KUHLER H2O 650 Liquid CPU Cooler $39.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $69.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $69.97 @ TigerDirect
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card $69.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill R536-BK ATX Mid Tower Case w/500W Power Supply $67.24 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $17.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $17.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $518.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-21 19:23 EDT-0400
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Nononono, trust me do not pay for a cheaper CPU and get a very low end card, in a budget like this I recommend the first list.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

agreed although I would definitely go with at least an A8.. spend the little extra its worth it

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

something like this.. I dont suggest a cooler as these chips run at 100 watts and are designed to keep cool.. spend the extra $30 saved on a better APU something like this..you wont regret it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $126.97 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-S1 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $34.69 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $44.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $23.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $305.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-22 11:07 EDT-0400
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

or if your budget allows this would be the step up.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $126.97 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler $14.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-S1 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $34.69 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $81.00 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk Solid State Drive 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $23.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $411.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-22 11:15 EDT-0400

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