i5 or i7 Gaming PC for Minecraft maxed-out with shaders @ 120 FPS (60fps if that is impossible)

Budget: £600 without the OS (I already have windows 8)
CPU: Any i5 or i7 (I got a PC with the 8350 and it was a lot slower than I thought it would be)
Graphics Card: I am only gaming at 1080p so anything below a GTX 970 (also gigabyte)
Motherboard: Gigabyte because their motherboards are really durable
PSU: What ever is needed (not platinum, I'm fine with bronze if it is quiet enough)
Sound card: Not needed I don't think but I'm not sure
Wi-Fi card: 150mbps card (my internet is 0.1 mbps so no more is needed)
Disc drive: Anything that fits the case
Case: Preferably the Fractal Design R5 (very expensive but very quiet)
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  1. Isn't your graphics card priority for such a PC? I'm sure Minecraft doesn't require a demanding CPU at all. However, the i3-4150 I included here is an actually good CPU with hyper threading. With shaders you do want an overkill graphics card in my opinion but this is just a suggestion:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor (£84.12 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI H97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£62.36 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£49.90 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.95 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card (£269.94 @ Aria PC)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: Antec TruePower Classic 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (£56.71 @ More Computers)
    Total: £601.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-18 10:59 BST+0100

    Otherwise, here an i5 build:
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/8pdGRB
  2. Minecraft - http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=1235&game=Minecraft

    an i3 would be fine. With even 4gb ram and a gt730. So as long as your PC is better than this you'll be cruising.

    Gigabyte is OK for amd mobos but not Intel.

    Try -

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.99 @ Novatech)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£70.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£52.20 @ Kustom PCs)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.34 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (£149.67 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£78.92 @ CCL Computers)
    Power Supply: XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£69.70 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £603.58
  3. RCFProd said:
    Isn't your graphics card priority for such a PC? I'm sure Minecraft doesn't require a demanding CPU at all. However, the i3-4150 I included here is an actually good CPU with hyper threading. With shaders you do want an overkill graphics card in my opinion but this is just a suggestion:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor (£84.12 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI H97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£62.36 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£49.90 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.95 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card (£269.94 @ Aria PC)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: Antec TruePower Classic 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (£56.71 @ More Computers)
    Total: £601.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-18 10:59 BST+0100

    Otherwise, here an i5 build:
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/8pdGRB


    Ok thanks mate, I have found 2 PCs that looks quite good. Which one is better?

    1 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/ADMI-Processor-Graphics-1600MHz-pre-installed/dp/B00SLEEGLG/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1429351459&sr=1-3&keywords=intel+nvidia+gtx+960+windows+8

    2 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MRBFE8I/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_r=1NSZQW2X2E9FB8QB4JWF&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=455345467&pf_rd_i=468294
  4. Obviously the first one, but that one costs 760 GBP. It won't even perform better than the Intel i3 build in Minecraft though.

    It includes a poor power supply aswell like.
  5. guymarshall said:
    RCFProd said:
    Isn't your graphics card priority for such a PC? I'm sure Minecraft doesn't require a demanding CPU at all. However, the i3-4150 I included here is an actually good CPU with hyper threading. With shaders you do want an overkill graphics card in my opinion but this is just a suggestion:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor (£84.12 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI H97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£62.36 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£49.90 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.95 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card (£269.94 @ Aria PC)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: Antec TruePower Classic 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (£56.71 @ More Computers)
    Total: £601.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-18 10:59 BST+0100

    Otherwise, here an i5 build:
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/8pdGRB


    Ok thanks mate, I have found 2 PCs that looks quite good. Which one is better?

    1 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/ADMI-Processor-Graphics-1600MHz-pre-installed/dp/B00SLEEGLG/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1429351459&sr=1-3&keywords=intel+nvidia+gtx+960+windows+8

    2 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MRBFE8I/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_r=1NSZQW2X2E9FB8QB4JWF&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=455345467&pf_rd_i=468294


    The first one, although, in my opinion, building your own computer would save quite a bit of money!
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