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Question Looking for a PC to play Java Minecraft

Mar 13, 2020
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I've recently made the move from console to Java Minecraft and want to buy a PC to play on, as my laptop is a little slow and gets fairly warm. I'm new to PC's and would love some advice on what specs to go for and any PC recommendations or good custom build PC websites/stores (I was looking at Cyber Power, if they're any good?).

I don't need an insane gaming PC - I'll mostly be playing on single player (or with 1 friend) and will be doing the usual building and making some small redstone farms (but nothing too crazy). I play vanilla Minecraft but would like to use Optifine, shaders, Vanilla Tweaks and maybe some mods (like the shulker box one) and would eventually like to play Skyblock maps and join one of the Hermits' Patreon severs once I get better at the controls.. I've always been a console player, so it's taking me some time to adjust!

I'm happy to spend around £400-700 but can take another look at my budget if needed. Thanks in advance for any advice, it's really appreciated!
 

Sohom

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PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/9RZ9Rk

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£151.50 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£53.80 @ More Computers) (requires a bios update)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£70.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£61.95 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.99 @ Box Limited)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 580 8 GB ROG STRIX Video Card (£168.48 @ Ebuyer)
Case: GameMax Expedition MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£26.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£98.40 @ Alza)
Total: £683.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-13 13:54 GMT+0000

PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/m2t9Rk

CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor (£136.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock B365M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£63.48 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£71.08 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£61.95 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.99 @ Box Limited)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 580 8 GB ROG STRIX Video Card (£168.48 @ Ebuyer)
Case: GameMax Expedition MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£26.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£98.40 @ Alza)
Total: £678.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-13 14:02 GMT+0000
 
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Apr 10, 2020
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This should be plenty for minecraft. It should run shaders and mods fine, and I used a 2nd Gen Ryzen so you wouldn't need to update the bios and could save some money. If you have the money, feel free to upgrade to a 3rd gen ryzen, but unless you can spend >$150 on a motherboard (with the X570 Chipset) you'd need to do a bios update. I also went with a RX570 4GB to save you $60 as minecraft doesn't need 8GB VRAM, and you mentioned you didn't need an overkill system.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KJ8sPn

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($83.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 570 4 GB ROG STRIX Video Card ($129.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $700.87 (£562.38)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-11 00:01 EDT-0400
 

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