Computer specs

I need to get a computer that doesn't lag when playing mine craft.
These are the min req. from mine craft
Minimum Requirements:
CPU: Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 (K8) 2.6 GHz
GPU (Integrated): Intel HD Graphics or AMD (formerly ATI) Radeon HD Graphics with OpenGL 2.1
GPU (Discrete): Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT or AMD Radeon HD 2400 with OpenGL 3.1
HDD: At least 200MB for Game Core and Other Files
Java 6 Release 45

I have found this computer would this be suitable? 909301701 Thanks

geek_rubyredslipper, Jul 5, 4:11 pm

Nope, the graphics setup is too slow

You'd be better off with a desktop form factor system which you can add a modest graphics card to

geek_vtecintegra, Jul 5, 4:14 pm

Price is right and if you want to spend an extra $100 you can have the graphic card upgraded to suit your game.

geek_newbie5, Jul 5, 4:58 pm

Thanks, it's hard when you don't know much about computers, any other computers in that sort of price range on trade me? Thanks

geek_rubyredslipper, Jul 5, 5:38 pm

What about this one? 912162254 thanks

geek_rubyredslipper, Jul 5, 9:06 pm

Shop around. You can get a lot better bang for buck than either of those if you don't rush it.

geek_namtak, Jul 5, 9:37 pm

Thank you, do you have a place you recommend?

geek_rubyredslipper, Jul 5, 9:38 pm

What's your budget? First thing to establish when doing almost anything is the budget.

geek_lugee, Jul 5, 10:37 pm

About the $400 to $500 mark I could extend it a bit if necessary

geek_rubyredslipper, Jul 5, 10:55 pm

everything at that price range listed seems to be overpriced.
This will be good for your purposes, but I wouldnt want to spend much more than the reserve if it goes higher.

EDIT: Actually, around $400 probably wouldnt be too unfair to pay for the lot.

geek_schizoid, Jul 5, 11:05 pm


geek_slowenemy, Jul 6, 10:58 am

Pretty hard to tell what its worth from that listing TBH given it doesn't say exactly what components were used, or whether it has a COA for WIndows

Personally I'd sooner go with an ex-lease system and just add a graphics card - at least you get a reasonably reliable power supply that way

geek_vtecintegra, Jul 6, 11:15 am

but most ex lease PC's listed are SFF, which means having to find a capable low profile graphics card.

Bear in mind, those minimum requirements for Minecraft will jump considerably when mods are added.

geek_schizoid, Jul 6, 2:36 pm

NZ is 1sec behind

geek_kevymtnz, Jun 15, 10:54 am

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