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created 05/13/2017 5:06 pm by Guywholikespie
last reply 06/26/2017 4:49 am
Minecraft is a fun game but I never had a computer that could support it very well so I stopped playing it. But I'm gonna go to college next year so I got some money together to buy one I buying a used one so I can a faster one for a good price the one I'm looking at was bought in 2012 here are the specs I was given so far:
OS X Yosemite
Version 10.10.5
Processor 2 ghz intel core 2 duo
Memory 8 gb 1333 mhz ddr3
Graphics nvidia GeForce 9400 256 MBA
Serial number h09221ts6mj
How well it it run with stuff like mods, mod packs, shaders, and running a camera(not all at the same time but like individually)
How much fps will it get
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06/26/2017 4:49 am
Level 1 : New Miner
richardJio
IndyJacksonTT

I don't use that, I use my own method of publishing packs. I create a .zip file and put mods, texture packs, configuration and maps in it!

You can download it on my website https://jacksonjohnson317.wixsite.com/gigapack
Just follow the steps and you should be on your way to playing my pack, it's getting a new name and adventure map soon!

thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed it
05/18/2017 9:12 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Warrior
IndyJacksonTT
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05/18/2017 9:10 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Warrior
IndyJacksonTT
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05/18/2017 5:08 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
Btw what's an actual realistic estimate on how fps get with mod packs with 130+ mods
05/18/2017 5:31 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Mlem Mlem Bat
Karrthus
would depend what mods tbh
05/18/2017 5:34 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
Good point. A modpack with fairly large mods like madpack 2 or something
05/18/2017 3:19 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Warrior
IndyJacksonTT
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05/18/2017 3:16 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
Ok I thinks that's it for now when I buy it all and get it put together I'll tell you guys how well it does.
Thank y'all for the help
05/18/2017 1:49 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Mlem Mlem Bat
Karrthus
should do yes, would fit easier cuz its small too

($80 for "expert" installation, dam im doing something wrong with my life)
05/18/2017 1:18 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
05/18/2017 12:05 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
And DANM that guy was getting like 300-500 fps
05/18/2017 12:02 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
That big of a difference huh? So will any 1050 I get be compatible or do I gotta get a specific one? Will that computer support the power it needs? And will it fit?
05/18/2017 1:44 am
Level 45 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
As long as you get at least a MT model, any 1050/1050 Ti will fit. From what I can tell, the OptiPlex X90 (390, 790, 990) and up use standard motherboard layouts, so compatibility won't be an issue. Because of the size of the case, longer video cards may have trouble, but even the full-length 1050 and 1050 Ti models should have no problem fitting.
05/17/2017 11:54 pm
Level 45 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
Guywholikespie
So you thinking I should go with a 4gb 1050 ti. How well do you think that'll perform

It'll perform very well.

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05/17/2017 11:42 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
LeeTheENTP
Guywholikespie
How much fps do you think I'll get without upgrading it and leaving it as it is

Not much, considering what kind of GPUs they ship these machines with. The listing says "AMD Radeon HD 7000 1GB," which could technically be anything from an HD 7450 to an HD 7850, but my money is on it being the former.


So you thinking I should go with a 4gb 1050 ti. How well do you think that'll perform
05/17/2017 11:27 pm
Level 45 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
Guywholikespie
How much fps do you think I'll get without upgrading it and leaving it as it is

Not much, considering what kind of GPUs they ship these machines with. The listing says "AMD Radeon HD 7000 1GB," which could technically be anything from an HD 7450 to an HD 7850, but my money is on it being the former.
05/17/2017 4:58 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
Model: Optiplex 9010 Mid-Tower
Processor: Intel Core i5-3570 3.40GHz
Memory: 8 GB
Hard Drive: 1TB
Optical: DVD-RW
Video: AMD Radeon HD 7000 ( 1 GB dedicated video )
DVI Port
VGA Port
Serial Port
3 x Display Port
10 x USB ( 2.0 and 3.0 )
Everything seems good on this I just don't if the video card is good or not.
Also the i5 is a 3rd gen
And if the stock video card is a no go, do you think the gtx 750ti would be compatible with that. I looked up the price it's right around the area of $120

And there's 2 kinds of 750's I found 1 is a 2gb and the others a 4gb. Is there much of a difference? Is the 4gb one worth getting
05/17/2017 7:20 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
Or would the gtx 950 be a better pick
05/17/2017 10:56 pm
Level 45 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
You should be looking for a 1050 or 1050 Ti. They're the current gen cards and much better for the money.

As for that 9010, it looks to be spec'd out pretty darn well. Definitely go for it if you can afford it.
05/17/2017 10:59 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
How much fps do you think I'll get without upgrading it and leaving it as it is. How big would the difference be if I upgraded it to a 1050ti
05/17/2017 3:49 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Warrior
IndyJacksonTT
I don't use mac...
I got 8GB of RAM, and a great graphics card.
05/17/2017 3:20 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Nerd
likn
LeeTheENTP
2023
The ones I said above are low-profile ready, which means they'll be supported in mini-tower, desktop, and small form factor (SFF)

Getting a SFF system limits his ability to upgrade in the future. Instead of eventually upgrading the power supply to get a more powerful GPU, he'd be stuck to using lower-midrange GPUs, since those are the most powerful cards they make in low-profile form factors.


I know, I was just listing all of the form factors the cards I talked about supports. Also, the 1050 Ti card I suggested is low profile ready, yet it doesn't seem to come with the bracket which is odd. Oops.
05/16/2017 9:47 pm
Level 45 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
OP, make sure the 3020 you found is at least a mini-tower (MT) model. the small form factor (SFF) ones will only fit low-profile GPUs.
05/17/2017 4:25 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
Thanks for pointing that out. it was a sff so I'm gonna go look around and see if I can find something better
05/17/2017 2:44 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Nerd
likn
The ones I said above are low-profile ready, which means they'll be supported in mini-tower, desktop, and small form factor (SFF)
05/17/2017 3:04 pm
Level 45 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
Getting a SFF system limits his ability to upgrade in the future. Instead of eventually upgrading the power supply to get a more powerful GPU, he'd be stuck to using lower-midrange GPUs, since those are the most powerful cards they make in low-profile form factors.

I should also point out that the 1050 Ti you suggested does not come with a low-profile bracket. This Gigabyte card, on the other hand, does.
05/16/2017 9:36 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Warrior
IndyJacksonTT
I could try putting it on technic, to help it's development.
05/16/2017 9:24 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Warrior
IndyJacksonTT
It's much easier and safer than using a technic.
05/16/2017 9:22 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Warrior
IndyJacksonTT
That's about how many I want it to run[/quote]

Well, If ever get a computer that can run that many, I have all the mods in a mod pack! It has custom music, bosses, and even creatable in-game blocks![/quote]

Is it a technic pack? What the name I might try it out[/quote]

I don't use that, I use my own method of publishing packs. I create a .zip file and put mods, texture packs, configuration and maps in it!

You can download it on my website https://jacksonjohnson317.wixsite.com/gigapack
Just follow the steps and you should be on your way to playing my pack, it's getting a new name and adventure map soon!
05/16/2017 8:26 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
I'm gonna order it, a monitor, a mouse, and the ram upgrade then I'm gonna go to this guy I know that's in my town that does computer repair and upgrade. I let him order a graphic card and put it together so I don't screw that up.
05/16/2017 9:09 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Nerd
likn
They'll probably overcharge you. It's very easy to install a graphics card, if you want I can send you a video showing how to open the computer.

As for the GPU, just go with what we said above.I am using a GTX 750ti which works fine and runs with the frames I specified earlier. Then there is a GTX 1050 Ti for a pretty low price but I am unsure if it would work because I've never tried it. Again, you'd be wasting your money if you went to a computer repair shop and have them do it for you IMO
05/16/2017 7:08 pm
Level 25 : Expert Nerd
ParkerTheDev
I'm currently typing this on a Mac, and it's great! It can run slow, just don't run more than 5 mods at a time...
05/16/2017 6:45 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Mlem Mlem Bat
Karrthus
Moved to Gaming and Technology

upgrading to 16gb ram will not solve all your problems, mainly due to the fact that (if im looking at the right pc here) this optiplex comes with integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 which is easily outperformed by cards like a gtx 980 etc, i feel your priorities should lay on getting a hold of a graphics card for it instead of filling it up with unnecessary ram


as for your question on your thread which ima continue over here (2 threads aint really needed

GuywholikespieWhich card would you recommend that's compatible with this model. I was gonna ask about that but I forgot to put it.


tbh if i could run my old optiplex 745 with a gtx 960 stuffed in it (there was crazy bottlenecking but it worked) there is no reason you cant, it comes down to how much money you have and how much you are willing to spend, you can easy stick some of the older graphics cards in it, like gtx 960s, gtx 980 etc the new ones would probably work as well, but as i said it comes down to what money you got (also how good your computer is at cooling but that is easy fixed)
05/16/2017 4:32 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
Alright think I found a optiplex 3020 on eBay
Dell Optiplex 3020 Intel Core i5-4570 3.20GHz 8GB 500GB Windows 10 Pro Desktop
The i5 is a 4th gen
the ram is a 8gb but if it isn't as fast as I want it I found a 16gb ram on amazon
It doesn't say anything about the graphics card though

What do you think about this
05/16/2017 2:39 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Warrior
IndyJacksonTT
I need to have fast computer because I play with about 136 mods!
05/16/2017 3:22 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
That's about how many I want it to run
05/16/2017 9:00 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Warrior
IndyJacksonTT
Well, If ever get a computer that can run that many, I have all the mods in a mod pack! It has custom music, bosses, and even creatable in-game blocks!
05/16/2017 9:07 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
Is it a technic pack? What the name I might try it out
05/16/2017 1:42 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
I'm not as familiar with dell computers so what graphics card and processor would be best to buy to upgrade the computer with
05/16/2017 4:02 pm
Level 45 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
LeeTheENTP
I suggest getting a GPU no better than a 1050 Ti, though - anything more powerful will require a power supply upgrade.


As for the processor, you shouldn't need to buy a better one. Pick up one with at least a second-gen i5 and you'll be good to go, though I recommend getting one with an i7.
05/16/2017 12:26 am
Level 45 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
Guywholikespie
Also which do you guys think would be better to look for iMacs and MacBooks or windows type computers, which would be better to fix up

As we said previously, Windows machines.

Guywholikespie
And what model would be the best to do that to

As we said previously, recent Dell OptiPlex systems.
05/15/2017 10:33 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
I love modpacks their amazing you can something different all the time
And if your getting fps like that it should be great with a lot of mods

Also which do you guys think would be better to look for iMacs and MacBooks or windows type computers, which would be better to fix up
05/15/2017 10:37 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
And what model would be the best to do that to
05/15/2017 4:29 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
I also thought about finding a used computer with a good body to that's was made sometime this decade and just upgraded all the components like the video card and ram to like 16gb or something like that and customize it how I want it
05/15/2017 5:42 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Nerd
likn
That's not a bad idea. I actually use a Dell Optiplex w/ a gtx 750ti, 500gb ssd, 8GB RAM, and an Intel Core 2 Quad (instead of the Core 2 duo) and it works perfect for my needs. I'm able to run most shaders with pretty good frames.
05/15/2017 10:15 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
With that setup how much fps do you get on stuff like modpacks
And how much you get with shaders
05/15/2017 10:23 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Nerd
likn
I've never used modpacks and I don't really know what they are, but I can try them if they're free.

And as for shaders, on med/low settings w/ OptiFine I can get 50-60FPS w/ SEUS
05/15/2017 4:37 pm
Level 45 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
That's not a bad idea if you're on a fairly limited budget. You could pick up a Dell OptiPlex 990/390/9010/3010 cheap on eBay and stick in some upgraded parts. I suggest getting a GPU no better than a 1050 Ti, though - anything more powerful will require a power supply upgrade.
05/15/2017 4:04 pm
Level 20 : Expert Princess
star_weaver
GuywholikespieMinecraft is a fun game but I never had a computer that could support it very well so I stopped playing it. But I'm gonna go to college next year so I got some money together to buy one I buying a used one so I can a faster one for a good price the one I'm looking at was bought in 2012 here are the specs I was given so far:
OS X Yosemite
Version 10.10.5
Processor 2 ghz intel core 2 duo
Memory 8 gb 1333 mhz ddr3
Graphics nvidia GeForce 9400 256 MBA
Serial number h09221ts6mj
How well it it run with stuff like mods, mod packs, shaders, and running a camera(not all at the same time but like individually)
How much fps will it get


core 2 duos are coming up 10 years old and that gpu isnt worth mentioning nowdays
05/14/2017 1:11 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Guywholikespie
Also would I need to buy anything else besides the screen, mouse, and keyboard

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