Quote from Fel99
This, also do you know if you are up-to-date with your graphic's drivers?
Quote from JDJimmy
Don't listen to these idiots. Get a current generation card. And a better power supply if you really do want to future-proof.
The 260 and 4850 are older cards, which don't even support DirectX 11 fully. 6870 is for mid to high gaming on 1080p, while the 560Ti is for high to ultra (I guarantee it's not overkill).
And go for at least a 600W power supply, with an 80Plus Bronze Rating. You don't want to skimp on a power supply, EVER.
Awesome i7 2600k beats atlon ii x4 645 by massive 0fps. You have to try harder (in dow2 bench we can somewhat significant diffrence in fps)
Next thing you are going to do is say that I'm blind but you fail to see one minor little detail, monitors CAN'T display any fps over their refresh rate which usually is 60hz so that most monitors are capped at 60fps. Only 3d monitors are designed to show over 60fps.
Could you show game benchmarks were we excellence of i5 cpus over phenoms ii's? My brother has much inferior system compared op's wishlist (my bro has athlon x2 3ghz and gtx 260) and he capable of running all the games op listed (before edit) 60fps, maxed settings (sometimes over settings as he forces aa through nvidia panel) at 1680x1060. Only slowdowns happen in portal 2 were they use that paint.
Why are buying/bought intel 2400/2500k if you are only doing "light" gaming? 2400/2500k is a ridiculous overkill for those games and it is propably enough powerfull to run those game all by itself.
But answer to your question nvidia gtx 260. Used from ebay you can get it around 50$ or less.
Quote from Eliasstrm
What really matters when buying a processor is rendering power, wich is the more cores the better so a quad core (which only intel makes, unless you wanna buy the insane priced AMD Bulldozer). So my point is: a quad core i7 processor will do just fine. (sorry for the long post with a really short answer :tongue.gif:)
Quote from Naphat
Hi! I am gonna buy a new computer with a Core i7 Quad Core, but i want to know if Minecraft runs on all the 4 cores? Cuz i wanna know if Quad Core will help the game performance?
Quote from Infired
I know, if you've read the last couple of posts, the price difference between 1600MHz RAM and 1333MHz was only $10. I never said there was a performance difference. In fact, the speeds are unnoticeable.
Quote from Infired
Eh, go with the 1600 RAM, your money. Other than that, the build is far beyond excellent :biggrin.gif:
Quote from Mcdude123Nate
Yeah, but I still might upgrade this fall when I have a good chunk of change. I am sick of having stuff that can just run minecraft and not even that well.
Quote from Wolley74
sorry for hopping in late here but do you have any way to record what it sounds like? maybe upload like a 15 second clip of youtube, might narrow it down but google has failed so far >.<
maybe it could be a wire inside the power supply getting hit by the PSU fan?
Quote from MincraftWero
MacBooks are good for minecraft though I'm on a mac and it works like a charm but why did you sell your mac?