Mac Mini for minecraft server

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by HipHopTrex, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. HipHopTrex macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2012
    I'm in need of a new computer for minecraft purposes since my desktop died.

    My question is what sort of parts should I be looking for exactly (or what model year if there's opinions on that)

    What I'm looking at so far: an older one that's got at least 4gb (I might/probably will upgrade to 8 later on) 2Ghz processor.

    Any recommendations are appreciated.
  2. marzer macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    I don't think Minecraft runs well on integrated graphics, esp. earlier integrated graphics you'd find in older Mac minis. As I recall, the last Mac mini with a discrete GPU card was the 2011 2.5Ghz mini. It could be configured with a Radeon HD 6630M graphic card.
  3. HipHopTrex thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2012
    Oh that's a good point I had completely forgotten about that! I believe you're right on 2011 as well. Thanks for the help!
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    The 6630M is a pretty weak card, and the current ones with Iris 5100 completely outperform it in every way.

    Get a mid-end Mini with a Fusion Drive upgrade. You'll love it.
  5. HipHopTrex thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2012
    If I was looking for something more than just something I could use as a server/occasional media center device I'd do that. But eh. My MBA does me well enough to the point of not needing to drop another 800 on a computer.

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