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NEED HELP WITH PC FOR MINECRAFT!!! PLEASE HELP ME

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created 07/01/2015 6:59 pm by FilthyClowns
last reply 07/16/2015 9:55 am
I've spent a lot of time looking for PC builds and everything and i see a refurbished gaming PC on eBay for 169 shipped(Look at specs below). I think it looks like it could handle minecraft at a decent frame rate maybe even record my gameplay? I want to be able to record, play with a decent frame rate, run Skype, and use chrome. That is honestly all i need out of this PC and looking for something cheap and preferably upgradeable in the future.

SPECS OF PC ON EBAY:

Brand- HP

Processor Speed- 2.83 Ghz

Product Line- Elite

Graphics- Nvidia Geforce 7900 GTX

Ram- 4GB

OS- Win 7

HD- 320GB

Processor Type- Intel Core 2 Quad

PLEASE REPLY, also if this cant run minecraft link me to a build or for sale for under 200 if this is possible i would be so thankful.
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07/16/2015 9:55 am
Level 1 : New Miner
simon0001
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07/12/2015 10:46 pm
Level 24 : Expert Crafter
Killertoad
Here is a very well done video, with a lot of detail.

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I'd recommend clicking the time links down below to see the video in youtube

CPU Install: 5:42
RAM Install: 6:36
Case Prep: 8:11
Motherboard: 10:06
Front Panel: 15:01
Power Supply: 18:16
Cooling: 21:02
Graphics: 27:10
Drives: 30:24
Fans: 36:00
07/12/2015 9:44 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Explorer
FilthyClowns
Just to let everyone know I did order the parts and what do I need to put the computer together?
07/02/2015 2:53 am
Level 22 : Expert Ninja
_benjimaestro
If you want Windows 8.1 free and legally, check this out: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/eva ... 99156.aspx

It's licenced for 90 days, and by then Windows 10 will be out for free, so this should do it.
07/04/2015 12:27 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Explorer
FilthyClowns
I'm just going to get Win7 for free, haha I like it a bit better than 8, I have an 8 laptop though.
07/04/2015 9:31 pm
Level 22 : Expert Button Pusher
Azrath
But, but but... Win 8&10 has better performance..!
07/01/2015 11:57 pm
Level 1 : New Engineer
jmashr
I might get it if I had the money to make some modifications.

The hard drive should be 1 terabyte or you will very quickly run out of space and have to delete all videos (unless you intend to delete the videos as you go) also having 2 or more drives is what I would recommend, one for your operating system and the rest for every thing else.

You should also have 8GB or more.

If you don't want to change any thing about the hardware I would suggest getting Lubuntu (its a Linux Disrto). If you get Lubuntu be careful when installing and partitioning. Lubuntu takes about 128MB of RAM and needs less than a 1ghz processor! If you do get Lubuntu a good screen recorder is Kazam its free.

If you don't want to do these things don't get the computer!
07/01/2015 11:39 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Candapoo_
Here's what I recommend. I think it's best if you get something like an FX-6300. It's way cheaper than a a10 6800k, and is only about 100 bucks on Newegg. It also has 2 more cores, and a better cache too. For the mobo, don't get something too expensive, since you are on a budget. Something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product
As for the GPU, something like a R7 260X would be perfect. The HDD should be larger than 200gb, since you will be recording and making videos, so a WD Blue 500gb will be good for $50. Lastly, the case. Something not to expensive. The Cooler Master N200 is small and only about 50 bucks. It's a bit over budget, but this should be decent. Hope I helped.
07/01/2015 8:49 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Explorer
FilthyClowns
-Woody-
MineVideo_YTThat can run Minecraft. It can run at 20+ FPS. But an Intel Core 2 is an old processor. If you want to play it with good framerate most of the time, then get another computer like the Razer Blade or Alienware since good computers are usually $1000+.


-Insert insult here that could be found offensive or whatever-

1. "20+ FPS" is not running a game. By your logic, my laptop from 2010 that was even low-end for its time "runs" GTA 5.
2. "Razer Blade"/"Alienware". First of all, he's not looking for a laptop. That rules out the Razer Blade. And Alienware is just-- just no. No Alienware ever. And what made you ever think he could get either of those with his budget. Alienware and Razer stuff is the most expensive (and overpriced) stuff you can buy in PC gaming.
3. "Good computers are usually $1000+" Not true. Not true at all. Look at TheShadbusher's post with the G3258 and the 750ti. How is that a bad PC in any way?

@OP, TheShadbusher (or MuricaGaming... whatever his name is now) has the best build for your budget. The only downside to it is that it doesn't have an OS, so you'll most likely have to use Linux for a little while until you can get a different OS. (Linux isnt bad, though)

Yeah im gonna go with his build, but i belive my uncle cant get me Windows 7 for free.
07/01/2015 8:10 pm
Level 46 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
If you want a cheap PC that will be able to play and record Minecraft VERY well, take a look at this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-S1 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: DIYPC M88-BK MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $351.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-01 20:12 EDT-0400

I kinda cheaped out on the case, PSU, and RAM (as in they'll work well, but you could do better), so if you want to spend more I'd look towards a decent 8 GB kit of RAM (1600 MHz or better), an EVGA 500B power supply, and something like a Rosewill FMB-02 or Cooler Master N200 case.
07/01/2015 8:20 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Explorer
FilthyClowns
Thats somthing i could probably afford, but do you think this could do the trick, or better maybe? If not let me know. Thanks for the help so far though.


CPU – AMD A10-6800K APU 3.6GHz (View)
Motherboard – MSI A55M-E33 (View)
RAM – Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (View)
HDD – Western Digital 250 GB (View)
Case – Rosewill Dual Fans (View)
Power Supply – Antec VP-450 (View)

This build is around $300 is there anything i can add or change that would help maybe? Is anything needed to be added.
07/01/2015 7:42 pm
Level 1 : New Network
Fractured
Never buy a Alienware you pay for the name, not the hardware. Razorblades are ok though. (This is coming from a person who knows quite a bit about computers). The average price range you would be paying for it 300-500$ if your building it yourself. 300 would get you at least 60fps 500 would get you over 100fps. I recommend somewhere in between and that you start reading up about computers, and if you want to build it yourself, watching LinusTechTips or some other tech channel on YouTube could help you learn more.
07/01/2015 7:21 pm
Level 46 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
You will not find a machine for your needs at that price.
07/01/2015 7:28 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Explorer
FilthyClowns
What price range you think?
07/01/2015 7:41 pm
Level 20 : Expert Artist
Vigri
Around 700$ estimation for an average computer for gaming.
07/01/2015 7:48 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Network
i love pmc
No, you can play Minecraft with about a $350 computer.
07/01/2015 7:58 pm
Level 22 : Expert Button Pusher
Azrath
But can you record it? No.
07/01/2015 7:59 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Network
i love pmc
Yes... Don't be dumb... Recording doesn't lower your FPS unless you're playing with a crap computer. A $350 computer can get you pretty good specs.
07/01/2015 7:21 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
jeeperscreeper77
DON'T GET THAT! You will be buying a new computer in 2 years if you get that, and you can forget about recording! My friend has a dell that is almost the same as yours and he can't even get 20fps while recording. You are better off looking at a site like tiger direct, or other places like that. Then you can get a good one.

Edit: wait, you want a gaming pc for under 200$?!? FORGET IT!
07/01/2015 7:15 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
MineVideo_YT
That can run Minecraft. It can run at 20+ FPS. But an Intel Core 2 is an old processor. If you want to play it with good framerate most of the time, then get another computer like the Razer Blade or Alienware since good computers are usually $1000+.
07/01/2015 8:38 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Blockhead
Woodilicious
-Insert insult here that could be found offensive or whatever-

1. "20+ FPS" is not running a game. By your logic, my laptop from 2010 that was even low-end for its time "runs" GTA 5.
2. "Razer Blade"/"Alienware". First of all, he's not looking for a laptop. That rules out the Razer Blade. And Alienware is just-- just no. No Alienware ever. And what made you ever think he could get either of those with his budget. Alienware and Razer stuff is the most expensive (and overpriced) stuff you can buy in PC gaming.
3. "Good computers are usually $1000+" Not true. Not true at all. Look at TheShadbusher's post with the G3258 and the 750ti. How is that a bad PC in any way?

@OP, TheShadbusher (or MuricaGaming... whatever his name is now) has the best build for your budget. The only downside to it is that it doesn't have an OS, so you'll most likely have to use Linux for a little while until you can get a different OS. (Linux isnt bad, though)

Edit: Sorry for messing his name up lol. He has too many names, I can never keep track of them all xD (I was talking about captainmurica, apparently. Thought his name was changed to muricagaming at some point lol)

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