Thanks for the info Mythrandyr.
CPU is a fast Duel Core with Hyper threading, all cores run at max speed all the time.
MB should service for 5+ years as is very parts upgradable. > http://www.asrock.co...Gaming K4Hyper/
RAM, 16GB, looking again, future, costs $20 more the 8GB.
PSU, Semi modular, really needed for the case.
Case, > http://www.nmediapc....Guide_2800B.pdf
Compare all the I3 results on this page , They do very well, even against the i7s > http://minecraft.gam...mance/Archive_5
I3- 3220 @ 3.3 GHz Sapphire HD 7870 @ 1100/1400 8gb ddr3 1600mh 1920 x 1080 1.4.6 250-300 ~200
About the best I can do for an Intel build. Looking at an AMD build, may not be possible due to using a small case and heat issues.
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