There is no doubt that Minecraft is a mass phenomenon whose best version is the computer version, since it is not limited in a draconian way by any manufacturer on what it has to do and what not. In addition, it does not force us to have to pay any paid subscription just to play online and the modding community that creates new types of blocks and game modes is at its healthiest on PC.
Of course, a computer is not cheap. In addition, many times the smallest of the house ask us for a PC to play Minecraft, we go to the store and find that due to the rise in component prices, the computers that are being sold in stores are extremely expensive . On the other hand, and for the reasons stated above, we are not interested in a video game console. The solution? Buy a piece PC for Minecraft and luckily it will not cost us a lot of money.
How to build an affordable PC for Minecraft
The first thing we have to take into account are the technical specifications that the game recommends us to have, which are the following:
game technicians, which are the following according to the official website:
- Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 @ 3.5 GHz / AMD A10-7800 APU 3.5 GHz or equivalent
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 4 GB with the recommendation of the use of SSD
- Graphic card: GeForce 700 or an AMD Radeon RX 200, both in the form of dedicated graphics.
As you can see and on the date that we find, they are very light specifications. Most of the PCs that you buy new in a store will be able to run Minecraft without any problem in terms of performance really. However, you have to keep in mind that the Microsoft game differs from other games in one very important point.
The java version of the gameor, hardly use the graphics card for it. Namely, generates its graphics mainly from the CPU. So the power of the processor is crucial. Instead, the Windows 10 Edition has more optimized this aspect. Which does not mean that the graph is not relevant. If not, we do not recommend saving on processor with this game and more with the complexity that we are gaining over time.
And what about the rest of the PC to play Minecraft?
Below we leave you a selection of components that we have made to assemble a PC so that you can play with Minecraft with ease. This PC is not intended to see you limited to this game, but you have the option, if your economy allows it, to add additional components such as a dedicated graphics card. The choice we have made is based on conditions that we consider minimally acceptable. Namely, 1080P resolution and 60 FPS stable with the cheapest computer possible.
For this, we have taken into account that there are a series of mods that improve the visual quality of the Java version of the game. Which add things like texture packs and make Minecraft look much prettier to our eyes. Well, the PC that we recommend reaches rates between 60 and 80 FPS with these mods, so you can expect higher yields without them. It is, therefore, a good base configuration so that even the little ones have a computer to play Minecraft, without having to go bankrupt in the process.
Due to the current high price of graphics cards, due to the cryptocurrency mining boom, our recommendation is that you opt for an APU-type processor. That is, one that has a graphics card inside and in that aspect the AMD Ryzen 7 5700G seems to us an excellent processor. For a price of around 300 euros you will easily get rid of the graphics card problem and it has more than enough power to play the Java version of the game at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 or Full HD at 140 FPS.
The RAM here is important, since the Ryzen not only depend on the speed of it, but also its integrated graphics, so you will have to choose fast memory. At the same time, we recommend one with a good capacity, because the Java virtual machine on which the game runs is a huge memory hog. So even though the system says it recommends 8 GB, we believe that 16 GB is the best option.
Nor can we forget about storage, Minecraft does not ask for the exaggerations of other games, so we can move to the use of a low capacity NVMe SSD, which will give speed to our PC for Minecraft when loading the game and the world data. Nor do we need one that is a pointer. So we have chosen one of the type DRAM-Less and 500 GB capacity, specifically the following Crucial model:
Motherboard, case and power supply
Of course, we cannot forget about the motherboard and the box. Our goal is to have a PC that doesn’t require a graphics card, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to consider future expansion. Our advice? A Micro-ATX type case for a future system update and a motherboard of the same type, this time based on AMD’s own B550 chipset.
Again for the choice of the box and the power supply we have chosen Corsair as a brand, this can house a larger motherboard, but we have taken into account a potential future update of the graphics card and the cooling system by the manufacturer. Username.
The last thing for our PC is obviously the monitor, things like the keyboard and the mouse we will leave to the user, and our choice is this FreeSync compatible Samsung monitor.
It is a 27-inch monitor with full HD resolutionpane IPS u compatible with AMD Free Syncwe have chosen it because it has an excellent ratio between price and technical specifications, since you can get it for less than 180 euros.