I need A Gaming PC for under 700 dollors.
I don't care if it is AMD or Intel.
I am Only Going to Play Minecraft
I Want a 2GB Graphs Card
I don't need a monitor, mouse, or keybord
8GB Ram (DDR3)
Answer by catchatyou · Jun 23, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Why do you want 2GB of VRAM on your graphics card? I don't really think that 2 GB is necessary, however, your wish is my command...
Here's what I've been able to compile:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533 (Best speed)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697 (Best price)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 (limited in speed by the SATA II interface, but I do own it, and it's pretty good)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152245 (Most GB per dollar, however, uses slightly dated SATA II)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103996 (I personally use the FX 6200)
Out of these two CPUs, I would choose the AMD one, but I included this just in case you would rather go with Intel.
Motherboard-AMD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131757 (This is the motherboard that I use)
Motherboards-Intel (listed in the order that I would pick):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138355 (Most desired)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 (Good alternative)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502 (Yet another option)
Case and CPU bundle (saves a few bucks):
Personally, I would go with either the RANGER or the CHALLENGER.
RAM (will work with either platform...AMD/Intel):
Since you "must" have 2 GB of VRAM, those were the two best cards I could get in your price range. However, you really don't need that much VRAM, so here's some more high end graphics cards that would work well in your price range:
I've also decided to include some optional parts.
Optical Drive (DVD burner): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
CPU Heatsink (I've used this in two builds, and it works fantastic!): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
One other thing to note; I would recommend running a Linux distribution Like Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, Fedora, etc. instead of buying Windows 7 for $100. I can assure you that the motherboard that I use works with Ubuntu, and probably works with the rest of the popular Linux distributions. You told me that you were going to only play Minecraft, and that's why I recommend Linux. It's incredibly simple to play Minecraft on Linux.
I have verified that all of your essential parts add up to $690 at their most expensive point, so you could easily spend $50 less, and maybe get the optional parts like the heatsink and optical drive. One thing I did not factor in was shipping, but thankfully, most of the parts come with free shipping.
Please converse with me if you are unsure about any certain parts that I have chosen, and I'll give you an explanation to why I've chosen it. Also, if you want to know what parts that I would use in a build (out of these possibilities), I could tell you.
Answer by josephLtech · Jun 24, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Here's what I would do to accomplish a cheap gaming rig: Buy a reasonable new-ish desktop PC from a reputable company, Upgrade the Power Supply, upgrade the RAM if necessary, slap in a nice card, put the cover on, enjoy. Did that with a Compaq I had once. Bought a 600w power supply then got a nice 1GB GDDR5 Graphics card. Worked nicely for Portal and Minecraft. I could even record with 60FPS with Fraps. Costed a total of... probably 400 or 500 dollars.
Answer by swagmanT · Jun 24, 2012 at 05:24 AM
All building a computer is is basically finding the components, screwing a few things in, and cable management. With a little bit of digging you can buiold a computer for almost any price range. One time I threw together an entire rig built basically for minecraft for just over $400, so you don't even have to spend the $700 if you don't want to.
Answer by Mitte · Jun 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Your requirements are a bit strange. Minecraft asks some resources, but not so much you need a high end pc. If you want to live stream it with skype in the background and maybe edit video on it, I can get why you'd want a system like that. If it's just for a casual friday night, put the money in a $700 dollar notebook and upgrade it to 8GB of RAM.
Answer by jadtechnic · Jun 25, 2012 at 01:14 PM
most all modern PCs today can and are for gameing any PC that is dual or quad core with 8 to 16 GB of ram that cant run most average games today the maker should hang it head in shame ..
and most will be well under $700 though if you are bound and determined in today's market to sped nearly $1000 on a PC go for it because in the next 3 to 5 year the face of technology computing and gaming is going to change so much it may well be difficult to do such a thing it will be consider unnecessary and overly excessive ..
dont forget to stock up on them cd/dvd drives as in the next few years they will be obsolete :)
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