I just recently purchased Minecraft and my fps is around 10-15... I don't really know much about computers but I have an Acer Pentium E2140 Dual core processor. I bought it sometime in 2008 and I was wondering what kind of computer to buy, My price range is 500$-600$. I'm not really sure how to build my own computer or where to acquire the parts but I'm open to anything.
Definitely a custom built is the way to go. $500-$600 is more than enough for a custom built. It's really easy, and you can order the parts online. We can help you choose the parts. Do you need a monitor, keyboard or mouse? If your current machine is a desktop, could you give us a screenshot of the main page from a program called Speccy? That will help us know if you can reuse any of the old parts from your Acer, like the hard drive or CD drive.
The A10-5800K is technically an FX-4300 with great integrated graphics, removing the need for a dedicated card. If you want more gaming performance, you can always drop in a dedicated card later, like a Radeon HD7770 or HD7850. The power supply also has sufficient wattage in the event that you get a new video card. The case can be changed to whatever you like as the Shinobi is a personal favorite of mine.
If you look at AnandTech's benchmarks and compare the 4300 to the 3220, there's hardly a difference in multithreaded performance. In singlethreaded tasks however, the i3 pulls far ahead of the 4300. Considering many apps still don't use more than 2 cores, the i3 will outperform the 4300 in most situations. The main reason the 4300 even gets recommended is because it's basically an overclockable i3. It also uses quite a bit more power than the i3 though. So if you aren't overclocking, the i3 is the better choice.
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Thank you all for your help, to be honest I have no idea which build is the better oneso if someone could tell me which one is betteri would appreciate it greatly. I;m not only using this computer for Minecraft i just need a better computer overall.