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Budget: $400
Use for: Light recording/coding and minecraft

The biggest problem is that you want to record, this means you need not only the power to run games well but also run the recording software at the same time.

Something along the lines of this would work:
Core i5 4430 3.00GHz
Mushkin Blackline FrostByte 8GB (2x4GB)
Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3 Intel B85 mATX
COOLERMASTER HAF 912
SEASONIC S12II BRONZE SERIES 430W
ASUS HD7750-1GD5-V2
WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLUE WD10EZEX 1TB
Cost: around $1000
And that doesn't include having it built.

There are parts that could go cheaper but I couldn't promise it would be able to record.
 

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Hi
That would be GREAT if you priced me out one
your the expert but im looking for something under $350 if that is possible plus cant you make the 1tb down to like 500gb? or make the i5 i3? I dunno ill keep looking around on websites?
see what I can find
thx
 

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If anyone else wants to take a shot...
You can't get anything for under $350 that will play Minecraft and record.
 

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Gigabyte GA-E350N Motherboard
A-Data 2x2GB DDR3-1333
Aywun A1-1001 Desktop Case, 250W PSU
Western Digital Blue Hard Disk Drive 250GB
~$350

A sub $400 machine (not including having it put together and setup), after looking up the specs this would barely get 15 FPS in Minecraft.
My suggestion is to save your monies till you have around $1000 and buy a beastly gaming computer that will last you at least 2-3 years.
 
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If you want a decent computer for that price, elmoinc, get a second hand computer.

The budget you have specified is really for a computer that can browse the net and be a paperweight. Not at the same time.

Your budget neglects a graphics card... Y U NO SAVE UP?

Also, CptWin: I lol'd, my i7 is about the same cost at the mentioned build above
 

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I have found one at my local computer store will see how it goes
. Plus my current computer has like a 7 yr old cpu and 1gb ram and can easly run minecraft at 40fps on normal?
 

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What are your current computer specs elmoinc?
Maybe you could just upgrade a part?
 

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Hi

will these computers record minecraft and if they do which one will record best??

1.
CPU:Intel Core i3 3220 3.30GHz 3M LGA1155 Dual Core Processor Ivy Bridge

Motherboard :Asus H61M-A Intel H61 mATX Socket 1155 2x DDR3-2200 Onboard VGA/DVI/HDMI

Memory: Hynix 8GB DDR3 1600

Video card :Onboard VGA

Hard Disk : Seagate 1TB SATA3 HDD

DVD writer : LiteON 24X SATA DVD Writer Retail Box

Audio:Audio Realtek ALC887 6-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC

Lan Card : 8111E Gigabit LAN controller

Case: ATX Case with 420W PSU Black


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CPU : Intel Core i5 3.2GHz 6M L3 Cache LGA1155 Processor

Motherboard : Asus H61M-A Intel H61 mATX Socket 1155 2x DDR3-2200 Onboard VGA/DVI/HDMI

Memory: Hynix 4GB DDR3 1600

Video card : On board Intel Video card

Hard Disk : Seagate 1TB SATA3 HDD

DVD writer : LiteON 24X SATA DVD Writer Retail Box

Audio:Audio Realtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC

Lan Card : 8111E Gigabit LAN controller

Case:Midi Tower Case 429 with 420W PSU
 

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So the only difference between the two is one is an i3 and the other is an i5.

So for starters, neither of these is going to be very good at recording as neither has a dedicated graphics card. Recording is very CPU intensive but your CPU will already be under a lot of stress as it will be running the integrated/on board intel video.

But (generally) the more cores the better, so the i5 is going to be the better recorder/overall better performer.
 

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And BTW, that case and the power supply are TERRIBLE!
I've seen them before and the longest I've heard the power supplies lasting in those is about 3 months. They also tend to take the motherboard and CPU with them as well!
 

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Yes, DDR2 is VERY OLD. Unless your buying a second hand 7-8+ Year Old PC it should have DDR3.
 
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