Best PC for Minecraft

Best PCs for Minecraft in 2021

From an outside perspective, Minecraft seems like a pretty simple game. It’s graphics are basic, blocky, and overall relatively plain. Yet despite the game’s obvious simplicity, it can be quite resource intensive at times. That resource intensive matter gets even more exacerbated when you consider the option of running mods, shaders, and high render distances. For those many reasons, you should want to have a good gaming PC so that you can not only just play Minecraft, but enjoy it with a smooth and crisp experience.

If you’re wanting a new gaming PC, there are two things that you can do: you can either buy the individual components and build the computer yourself, or you can buy a pre-built one. There are upsides for both choices, but the easiest and far less time-consuming choice would be to go with getting a pre-built computer.

So which pre-built gaming computer is the best one to get? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to get into. We’ve already spent countless hours researching into this topic so that you don’t have to. Let’s jump straight into our top gaming PC picks.

Here are the best PCs for playing Minecraft:

Skytech Chronos

1. Skytech Chronos

Immensely powerful
Plenty of storage
Gaming mouse and keyboard included
1-year warranty and lifetime tech support included

The Skytech Chronos is an immensely powerful machine which is equipped with the most high-end components that there are to date. This computer will be able to handle anything you throw at it; from gaming, to rendering, editing, graphic design, and far more. It will also be able to handle all of your average, and far more simpler computer tasks with ease.

The CPU (central processing unit) that this desktop is using is the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X. This processor is a fantatic performer and will be able to handle everything you need it to. Intense multi-tasking and streaming should also be no problems for this powerful PC.

For the graphics card it is running the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070. This GPU is packed full of power and will allow you to play pretty much every game (including Minecraft) on the highest of settings. 1080p and 1440p gaming will be a breeze, and 4K runs quite decent too. The RTX 3070 can also handle VR very well.

The other inside components include 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB SSD, B550 motherboard, and a 650W Gold PSU. The case itself also comes with a tempered glass side and front panel with in-built lighting features that can be fully customized to your liking.

All in all, the Skytech Chronos is an absolutely fantastic computer which will be able to handle Minecraft, as well as any other game or computer task with ease.

Skytech Shadow 3.0

2. Skytech Shadow 3.0

Very powerful
Great amount of storage
Gaming mouse and keyboard included
1-year warranty and lifetime tech support included

The Skytech Shadow 3.0 PC is a fantastic performing desktop which provides you with a great bang for your buck. It’s also more affordable than the previously mentioned “Skytech Chronos”, yet it still delivers powerful computing power.

The specs of this machine include the AMD Ryzen 5 3600. This is an excellent CPU and will no doubt be able to manage all of your common computer needs, as well as speciality needs such as streaming. rendering, and so on.

It’s also using the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, which is a very powerful graphics card. Performance wise, it will be able to run most games at both 1080p or 1440p on max settings, while still achieving very decent frames. It can also run 4K and VR quite smoothly as well.

As for the other inside components, you are getting 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, B450 motherboard, pre-installed AC WiFi adapter, and a 600W Gold PSU. Inside the case you will also be getting customizable RGB lighting which can be displayed through the cases side glass panel.

Other than that, this PC is a great substitute to our number one spot, yet it’s coming in at a cheaper price. You get great power, capacity, RGB lighting, and pretty much everything else you need to game and play Minecraft with.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme

3. CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme

Great power
Good amount of storage
Gaming mouse and keyboard included
1-year warranty and lifetime tech support included

This PC, the CyberPower Gamer Xtreme, is an exceptional mid-range computer for gaming, as well as general computer use.

The inside specifications include a Intel I5-10400F CPU, GeForce GTX 1660 Super, 500GB SSD, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a pre-installed WiFi adapter for WiFi ready use.

In regards to performance, this computer will be able to run almost every game on maxed out settings. 1080p is where this computer does best, 1440p still runs quite good, and 4K is achievable with reasonably high frames.

Overall, the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme is a great choice if you’re looking for a PC that is affordable yet still delivers great power.

Alarco Gaming PC

4. Alarco Gaming PC

Great power
Decent storage
1-year warranty

For our final PC recommendation, we have our budget pick: the Alarco Gaming PC. Even though this computer is our budget choice, it still performs exceptionally well and comes with a whole lot of nifty features and additions.

For the specs, we have the Intel Core I5-2400 as the CPU. The GPU that it’s using is the NVIDIA GTX 650, which is a fantastic performing budget graphics card. The RAM is 8GB of DDR3. And for the storage it has a 1TB HDD.

With the case you will also be getting a decent amount of RGB lighting, which can of course all be controlled and customized. For internet access this computer can either run Ethernet or WiFi via it’s pre-installed WiFi adapter. There are ~7 USB ports in total, which is plenty for the average user. Windows 10 Pro is also included free with the computer.

All things considered, this desktop is a great budget pick. It will be able to run Minecraft and the majority of games quite nicely. It will also be able to handle all of your normal computer tasks that you’ll need it to.

How to choose the best gaming PC for you

In this guide, we listed our top computer choices for playing games and for specifically playing Minecraft. All of the choices here are fantastic options if you’re needing a new gaming computer, so feel free to pick any of the them, they will all work great regardless. But in the case that you’re wanting to find out which one of them will be best for your needs, we’re going to give you some help:


If affordability is one of your main concerns, then what we would recommend doing is to first figure out what your budget is, then go through every PC that we have recommended here to see what fits into it. Just to make it easier for you, we have sorted the computers here by most expensive to least expensive.


In the scenario that you don’t have a set budget and simply want the most powerful machine possible, then we would recommend going with our top pick, the Skytech Chronos. It’s an amazing gaming PC and you won’t have any regrets getting it. You could also optionally get the Skytech Shadow 3.0 if you don’t want to go all out, it’s a great substitute to the number one contender.

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11 thoughts on “Best PCs for Minecraft”

  1. Thank you for sharing your gamer wisdom, I so wish I knew you personally and could come help me figure out all this Minecraft stuff my son’s recently become obsessed with, in a good way. My problem though,is I like many of us, don’t have much money for a pc, or a gaming console. I’ve been researching like crazy, spending hours on out looking up information,and min requirements to play Minecraft…and the information out there is endless. When I found your info shared I definitely felt thankful, some genuin real advice and guidance,thank you, give me your years of experience in just a short page or two of reading. Though, being that if I did have even 200$ to spend to help me kid play Minecraft on anything other than a Kindle fire, what he has now and learned on, ide obviously just go buy a used switch or used console, but I don’t have 200$, I’ve barley got our rent being paid each month. But this Minecraft game, I honestly respect,and I’ve seen my son gain so much positive from playing it, it’s helped him learn to spell and read, he’s 5, and yes I know that’s under the recommended age, but he’s not doing anything multi player,or realms, or anything where he’s exposed to other people,it’s just him and his crafting skills,and he’s absolutley amazing. Though my one issue I’ve found is how frustrating the game can get when our kindle fire can’t handle his worlds, and I’ve literally lost dozens of his worlds he’s built because I was trying to sva them on a bigger sd card, and it just goes all haywire,on top of totally just shutting down the whole kindle, it lags, it freezes and it’s just not built for this sort of game. I felt so horrible the first time I messed it up,and even worse the next time, I knew then I absolutely had to do something to help him get playing on a better platform,and from my research this last year, I’ve learned that there’s no console that competes with the PC version of Minecraft,and I honestly think him playing on a keyboard mouse PC, would acaully give him even more learning experience and positive learning that’s beniftal towards just basic computer skills,typing, navigating it all. Started looking into PC s, and realized it’s been near 15years since I’ve really understood computers at all, and I have no clue what I’ve gotten myself into, thinking ide some how find a pc for under 100$ that’ll run Minecraft, I’m over my head,and overhemelmed with all the information I’ve gained researching,and it’s gotten me no where but discouraged really. I started looking at mini pcs, and thought that’d be perfect, maybe even find something we could stream movies on as well. But from all the reviews I’ve read on over 100 different mini pc s that are in my price range, everyone’s very clearly mentioned they’re not for gaming. So I’ve lost hope, thought maybe I’ll just get the best one I can find, and see how it goes, cross my fingers and toes,lol. Any advice on this from a wise gamer? my name’s Mary, my kiddo’s name is Venture Wylde, we appreciate all your advice and guidance, truly😊

    1. If you are on a tight budget and are looking for something that will run minecraft without the expectation of doing modding or crazy shaders, look for used consoles. Ps4 and xbox one are going anywhere from 150 to 250 on offer up or other private selling style appsand usually come with a controller and a couple games sometimes. If the game(s) the seller is throwing in with is aren’t minecraft, then you can always sell those to get minecraft. They are built specific for games and will run basic minecraft just fine and its something that would be more practical and attainable than a crazy decked out gaming cumputer.

      1. Thank you, that’s what I’ve been looking for now,though I’ve not seen the Xbox one used for less than 300$…still looking though

    1. They can all run shaders, but not all of these computers will be able to handle it well. If you’re wanting to run shaders and or other mods with good performance, it would be ideal to stick with our number one or two computer choices.

    1. Yes, all of the computers listed here will be able to run decent graphics. Although keep in mind that some computers on this list are better than others. Higher cost = better game performance

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