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Would this PC be good enough to play Minecraft on the highest settings?

#1llamathiefPosted 11/10/2013 1:56:15 PM
My sister needs a new PC. Never played Minecraft so I don't know how demanding it is, although it doesn't look like it needs very much.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/20kFE

If this is overkill, how much cheaper can I make it while keeping Intel and Nvidia.
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#2Skul_Posted 11/10/2013 2:06:08 PM
Cheaper and better: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/20l99
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#3PhilOnDezPosted 11/10/2013 2:28:45 PM(edited)
MC doesn't take much on the GPU side of things but it's actually pretty demanding on the CPU side, especially if you play with modpacks like FTB. I had to OC my 3570k to 4.4ghz for a solid 60 FPS. There's also no real "Highest settings" for it, you can always push it harder, whether that's getting a higher res texture pack, increasing the draw distance (On the furthest draw distance with Optifine I only get like 20 FPS in an otherwise vanilla install), adding shaders, etc etc.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/20lsZ

This would be a very solid start, I'm gonna check newegg though because in this price range and for this task you can probably do better by buying a prebuilt and just adding a GPU to it.

E: No prebuilt deals worth bothering with on newegg currently. You could get an i3 3220 system and add the same GPU I linked there into it and still be in the $500ish range but I don't think it would be worth it since I can't make any guarantees on the PSU.
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