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PC for Minecraft mostly ~$250

LuigiSuperStarSaga
  • 9 months ago

I want a PC with at least: A i3. 6GB RAM. No GPU preference, I guess Nvidia. 500GB of HDD. No SSD. A keyboard. A mouse. A monitor with at least 720p Can you make a part list for me? Or is it not possible?

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Not possible with new parts for $250.

Light games like League of Legends, CS:GO, and Minecraft are very playable on the Athlon 200GE with it's Radeon Vega 3 Integrated Graphics.

But Windows adds another $100 to the cost. You'll probably have to use Linux instead, but I heard you can run Minecraft on Linux. Google is your friend.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon 200GE 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor $51.91 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $64.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $36.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $20.93 @ Amazon
Case DIYPC MA01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $25.97 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12III 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $35.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Sceptre E205W-1600 20.0" 1600x900 60 Hz Monitor $65.40 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard With Optical Mouse $14.95 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $332.12
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $317.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-03 17:29 EDT-0400
  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah this is pretty as cheap as you can get. Just go with this guys build. As for Windows I would download it on a usb thumb drive (If you don't have another PC or Laptop to download it from go to local computer store than they will probably do it for you) than put the drive into your pc to download windows and you can just use it without a key. It works the same you just have a watermark on the right bottom corner of your screen but it is rather small.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I can use used parts.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

If that is the case you should probably just look on ebay for a a cheap full system. (Or Craigslist, Facebook Market Place, ect)

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Use of Windows must be done with a legitimate product key.

Per Microsoft:

You are authorized to use this software only if you are properly licensed and the software has been properly activated with a genuine product key or by other authorized method.

For more information please see: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Useterms/Retail/Windows/10/UseTerms_Retail_Windows_10_English.htm

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't even remember posting a non-legitimate key?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

This is going to be your best bet (is it OK if the budget is stretched to $300?)

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
Video Card *Gigabyte GeForce GT 1030 2 GB Low Profile Video Card $84.49 @ Amazon
Monitor Sceptre E205W-1600 20.0" 1600x900 60 Hz Monitor $65.40 @ Amazon
Custom Refurbished HP Desktop ( Intel Core i5 2nd Gen 2500 (3.30 GHz) 8 GB DDR3 750 GB HDD + 160 GB SSD Windows 10 Pro) $147.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $297.88
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-04 19:10 EDT-0400
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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

+1, but I'd probably look into a 1650 (the 1060 3GB needs a 4pin power cable, which most of those OEM units won't have)

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