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ArchiA

Member
Im pretty terrible at computers but i want to start playing modded minecraft (nothing huge just light modpacks) and im hoping to get something cheap to do the trick and im wondering if this type of computer would be good enough

Case
PCS 3601 CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Quad Core CPU (3.6GHz-3.9GHz/18MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME A320M-K: Micro-ATX, AM4, USB 3.0, 6GB/s
Memory (RAM)
8GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2666MHz (2 x 4GB)
Graphics Card
4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1650 - HDMI
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
Power Supply
CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 10 to 12 working days
Welcome Book
PCSpecialist Welcome Book - United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland
Logo Branding
PCSpecialist Logo
 
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ArchiA

Member
I honestly have no idea how computers work, can someone point me in the direction of a £550 laptop/computer that can run minecraft with some light modpacks. Not sure it a £550 computer can do that but guess ill find out
 

AgentCooper

Damn fine cup of coffee!
Im by no means good at computers, but for me to buy a £800 pc to play minecraft would just be idiotic
For you to spend £550 and expect a custom built PC to be able to functionally do what you're asking isn't idiotic, but it is unrealistic. You might be able to get an 'off the peg' system for something around your price range.
 

ArchiA

Member
like i said, im bad at computers. but the fact that ive went on multiple pc spec test sites and all of them say the AMD ryzen 3 3100 and nvidia GTX 1650 can average at 100fps on most games is convincing me that it can run minecraft with atleast 60 fps, which in reality is all the fps i would ever need since im used to playing mc on 45 fps. so unless ive done something extremely wrong during configuring this custom pc, id say that £550 would do just fine
 

SpyderTracks

Recluse
Moderator
like i said, im bad at computers. but the fact that ive went on multiple pc spec test sites and all of them say the AMD ryzen 3 3100 and nvidia GTX 1650 can average at 100fps on most games is convincing me that it can run minecraft with atleast 60 fps, which in reality is all the fps i would ever need since im used to playing mc on 45 fps. so unless ive done something extremely wrong during configuring this custom pc, id say that £550 would do just fine
You're getting good advice. On this site we will only recommend a spec that has upgradeability for 7 - 10 years.

That configuration is a throwaway PC, it has zero upgrade path and would last maybe a year before it needs to be replaced. As such it's not something that we would recommend.

At this budget, you won't be able to get a custom PC from PCS that's worthwhile. PC prices have gone up substantially during covid, and a £500 PC from March is now around £700.

It's just not doable at that budget I'm afraid, not in a custom PC. I'd also suggest an off the shelf.
 

ArchiA

Member
Why are computers so annoying, all the "off the shelf" ones i can find seem absolutely useless and the one im thinking about buying from here will apparently last a year
 

SpyderTracks

Recluse
Moderator
Why are computers so annoying, all the "off the shelf" ones i can find seem absolutely useless and the one im thinking about buying from here will apparently last a year
Basically you need to save up more to get something worthwhile.
 
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