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Cheapest Possible Gaming Rig for Modded Minecraft

warden66

38 months ago

Hello! My little sister is really interested in playing minecraft with a few mods, but the laptop that she has now is no where near powerful enough to do that. Anyways, she is saving up for a PC, and wants to make it as cheap as possible. - Budget: $350 - Location: USA - Use (gaming, rendering, etc): gaming - Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): nope - Operating System required: nope Hopefully you guys can come up with a parts list for her. Thanks!

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $104.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $45.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $28.50 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Mini Video Card $99.99 @ Newegg
Case BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case $21.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $376.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-26 13:56 EST-0500

I tried but failed to get under budget hopefully someone else will do better.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for taking the time to make this, it does look pretty good, and 26 bucks over budget is not much, and with the parts on the list it's well worth it.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $74.93 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock 970M PRO3 Micro ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $38.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $35.60 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $129.99 @ B&H
Case Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case $14.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $23.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $413.47
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $358.47
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-26 14:28 EST-0500
This is the build that can rock minecraft.
Only 8Bucks over the buget, This build will be able to play some other games at med-high settings.
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, this list is really good, and you even fit a 1050 ti in there. The only thing that I'm kind of worried about, but I'm not sure if I should be is that the cpu is old. But otherwise this a fantastic list.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

On minecraft it will be fine, The 4 cores should benfit it "Minecraft being a Cpu wanting game" If you want a better cpu lower the 8gb to 4 and 1050ti to 1050.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The four cores on that thing is very weak. Enough to run MC? Vanilla, sure. Modded? No, not really.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

With the 1050Ti it'll be fine.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Even still, the budget is the budget, Stuttering might be a thing but in her budget it's a thing

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If the 500Gb is to small, here you go just a few more bucks https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LcK7YJ/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st31000340nsffp

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet, pretty sure I'll use this list. Thanks

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

How is my build doing for you?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

well, we haven't bought the parts yet, and I don't know if we will very soon. It's probably going to take her a while to save up, but I'll definitely show it to you and post it on pcpartpicker when it's finished. Thanks a lot for checking in though!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If this is the list you are choosing you may want to change the 1050ti to a regular 1050 and use a better CPU, the only reason I say this is because when I used to play modded MC (things like FTB Infinity Evolved, so using more than just a few mods) I would have some occasional stuttering even with an OC'd i5 4690k (4.2 GHz). You could possibly use an i3 6100 or something along the lines of that. I hope your build goes well!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU The iGPU in there is more than enough to run MC Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $108.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Good budget board ASRock H110M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $45.98 @ Newegg
Memory 16gb on a modded Minecraft will do WONDERS. Trust me, 8gb is not enough Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage No SSD, but you can get that later. Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.78 @ OutletPC
Case A cheap but good budget case Zalman ZM-T4 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $32.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Cheap and good. Rosewill 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $362.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-08 12:47 EST-0500

I recommend you get a 1050ti later down the line

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