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created 08/07/2015 1:20 am by reece2004
last reply 08/09/2015 11:53 am
So I may be getting a new desktop computer soon, for Christmas of course, that's basically the only one thing I want on it, if there is a way I can customize it online so my parents don't have to help me build it would be amazing. (We would probably mess it up lol) Any suggestions?
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08/09/2015 11:24 am
Level 1 : New Miner
marin0508
I would recommend the brand new Asus K501lx-eb71 . The ASUS K501LX-EB71 delivers the performance of best desktop replacements in the market for hundreds of dollars less. For those looking for the superb desktop replacements in the market, you might find yourself paying upwards of $1500, for an assortment of high-end features like Wireless Display (WiDi) technology, Blu-ray drives, and giant hard drives. If you want comparable performance without breaking the bank, the ASUS K501LX-EB71 is a what you can call a step in the right direction.
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08/09/2015 12:41 am
Level 33 : Artisan Pokemon
reece2004
I'm not good with computers, what are these "keys"?
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08/09/2015 11:53 am
Level 11 : Journeyman Explorer
53MP3RF1
Essentially, they're a software version of a real key. You know how a key will only fit one lock, and a lock can only be unlocked by a single key? It's the same sort of deal, but instead it's with software. For example, a Windows key will look like several sets of 5 alphanumeric characters (e.g. 1A2B3-C4D5E-6F7G8-H9I10). This will activate one copy of Windows, and that one copy of Windows will save to your computer so it can't be activated anywhere else.
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08/08/2015 12:49 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Geek
ThatWiiMaster
I would recommend 6 gigabytes of RAM (maybe 8 if you want slightly better performance), Intel Core i5, a 1TB hard drive, and a good video card (Try NVIDIA!).
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08/08/2015 12:24 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Network
vXIRTRIXv
Hey try this. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jBkdQ7
You can upgrade windows 8.1 to Windows 10 for free. Or you can get Windows Ten or get Windows 7 and Upgrade to Windows 10. Great parts, all of them have 4.5 to 5 star review. Very Similar to my personal gaming desktop.
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08/08/2015 12:14 am
Level 22 : Expert Crafter
Killertoad
aeropulse
CaptainMurica
Dr__Steve
Also, would an Intel Celeron be powerful enough to run Linux and/or MC?


If you're lucky (and patient), you might get the launcher to make it to the login screen.

In other words, don't trust processors that sound like vegetables.

Nah, the desktop Celerons are just slightly (I mean, not even noticable) slower desktop Pentiums. It's work fine for Minecraft, and any game that a Pentium would do fine in. They even run BF4 fine on lower settings, but thats with a good GPU.
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08/07/2015 9:45 pm
Level 72 : Legendary Pixel Painter
AudioOwl
CaptainMurica
Dr__Steve
Also, would an Intel Celeron be powerful enough to run Linux and/or MC?


If you're lucky (and patient), you might get the launcher to make it to the login screen.

In other words, don't trust processors that sound like vegetables.
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08/07/2015 9:42 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Robot
Dr_Steve
CaptainMurica
Dr__Steve
Also, would an Intel Celeron be powerful enough to run Linux and/or MC?


If you're lucky (and patient), you might get the launcher to make it to the login screen.

And it would be next to impossible to play on MC servers cause I have those old 56K modems, but luckily I have those NIC's, but even then, they may be too slow, too.
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08/07/2015 9:22 pm
Level 46 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
Dr__Steve
Also, would an Intel Celeron be powerful enough to run Linux and/or MC?


If you're lucky (and patient), you might get the launcher to make it to the login screen.
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08/07/2015 8:18 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Miner
anonpmc1072506
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08/07/2015 8:21 pm
Level 46 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
That build is $640 before rebates and doesn't include a copy of Windows. He's gonna need Windows and I don't think his parents are gonna want to buy a key from a non-retailer.
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08/07/2015 8:28 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Engineer
RoboShadow
And it has a low power CPU which it doesn't really need.
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08/07/2015 9:10 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Robot
Dr_Steve
That reminded me about some old PC's I had (they have 64MB of RAM and a 400 MHz Intel Celeron CPU, and a Fujitsu hard drive [6.4 GB]) , that I would put Linux (or something) on it, and, given that 64 MB is abxolutely NOT enough to play any modern game, I assumed I would make a swap partition of about 1 or 2 GB's

(I would need 4GB or so for the OS itself, as well as updates [I remember I had a small Hdd image for a VM and I ran out of HDD space when I was updating Windows and the WIndows Defender antivirus definitions {if you dont know what they are, theyre used to identify malware})

And then I could possibly play MC on those PC's.


Also, would an Intel Celeron be powerful enough to run Linux and/or MC?
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08/07/2015 8:58 pm
Level 46 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
And an extremely expensive motherboard. You can get a halfway decent Z97 board for that price.
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08/08/2015 12:26 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Network
vXIRTRIXv
You don't need a Z97 or Z87 unless you are overclocking. Which I don't think he is.
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08/08/2015 10:06 am
Level 46 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
I was just trying to make a point...
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08/07/2015 7:58 pm
Level 46 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
If you buy all your parts from NCIX, they will build your PC for you for like $50 or $60.
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08/07/2015 8:01 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Pokemon
reece2004
Than I'm gonna need some good parts. Suggestions?
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08/07/2015 8:18 pm
Level 46 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
You could do this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB Superclocked Video Card ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($91.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $699.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-08-07 20:18 EDT-0400
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08/07/2015 8:20 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Engineer
RoboShadow
You can save a around 70 dollars buying the OS at /r/microsoftsoftwareswap if you want to, but you buy the keys from an independent seller though.
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08/07/2015 1:43 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Network
NobleChash
Will you be multi-tasking a lot on that computer and are you building yours from scratch?
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08/07/2015 7:55 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Pokemon
reece2004
I will be multi tasking a whole bunch since I do work on minecraft things a lot and I am NOT building mine from scratch, I just wanna know a good one so I can game happily.
And also my internet is fine, no laggy videos for me!
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08/07/2015 1:26 am
Level 33 : Artisan Pokemon
reece2004
Around 500-700 i think?
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08/07/2015 1:26 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Crafter
mcnickserver
Youtube really depends on your internet, what is your budget going to be, do you know?
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08/07/2015 1:25 am
Level 33 : Artisan Pokemon
reece2004
I was thinking steam games and minecraft, I wan't it to be like good on a browser too cause I don't like laggy youtube videos.
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08/07/2015 1:24 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Crafter
mcnickserver
Just for minecraft, other games, what are your aspirations?

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