If you\u2019re a Minecraft lover looking for the best laptop for Minecraft, or you\u2019re possibly building a PC over the holidays, then you might be wondering what kind of specs you\u2019re going to need to have to run the world\u2019s most popular open-world sandbox.\u00a0 We\u2019re here to give you the rundown you\u2019ll need for getting the right kind of hardware for your builds. Minecraft isn\u2019t an intensive game, but the more you play, the more likely you are to experience it at higher graphics quality or even load up some mods for it. So, let\u2019s jump into a thorough review of the recommended Minecraft specs you\u2019re going to need. Recommended Minecraft Specs Minecraft Official Hardware Requirements and Specifications CPU: Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5, or any equivalentRAM: 4GBStorage: 128GB or more, solid-state driveGPU: NVIDIA GeForce 700 series or AMD Radeon RX 200 series, or any equivalentDisplay: 1024x768 or better Processor While the Minecraft website recommends having an Intel Pentium D or an AMD Athlon 64, we\u2019ve found that you\u2019re much better off with an Intel Core i3 or an AMD Athlon II at the very least. The game\u2019s performance is reliant on your computer\u2019s CPU, and if you\u2019re building a PC specifically for Minecraft, put your money towards a more powerful CPU. Memory Minecraft isn\u2019t a very large game and doesn\u2019t require too much memory to function. While you\u2019ll still be able to run Minecraft on an old build with 2GB, it\u2019s probably best you stick to the website\u2019s recommended memory, with at least 4GB of memory as it ensures minimal load time, in turn, preventing Minecraft from lagging. Storage In terms of your laptop\u2019s storage capacity, just make sure you have at least 10GB allotted for Minecraft. You\u2019re much better of with a solid state-drive, as they\u2019re significantly quicker than a hard-disk drive, and a lot sturdier because they\u2019re made with electronic parts. Graphics Card Like we\u2019ve said in our processor segment, Minecraft relies heavily on the processor of your laptop, so you can save some cash and purchase an integrated or discrete graphics card for your PC build. It doesn\u2019t hurt to purchase a dedicated GPU, especially if you\u2019re planning on playing more than just Minecraft on your PC. Recommended Modded Minecraft Specs Whether you\u2019re looking to mod your game a little bit, or by a lot, you\u2019re very likely to need slightly better specs than the vanilla version of the game. A lot of users report that modded Minecraft needs higher RAM capacity, and a better GPU (if you\u2019re using visual mods). CPU: Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5, or any equivalentRAM: 8GBStorage: 128GB or more, solid-state driveGPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 series or AMD Radeon HD 7870 series, or any equivalentDisplay: 1024x768 or better Recommended Minecraft Dungeons Specs CPU: Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5, or any equivalentRAM: 8GBStorage: 128GB or more, solid-state driveGPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, or AMD Radeon HD 7870, or any equivalent\u00a0Display 800x600 Also Read: How to Uninstall Minecraft on Laptop\/PC Frequently Asked Questions Q1. Can a Core i5 run Minecraft? Yes. In fact, we recommend having an i5 at the very least for running Minecraft. The i5 (or Ryzen 5 counterpart) should be able to reach speeds of 3.5GHz. This should give you enough power to run smoothly on your laptop or PC. Q2. What specs do you need for modded Minecraft? Most of the recommended specs don\u2019t change, other than the memory and graphics capabilities of your PC. Most Minecraft mods tend to improve the graphics quality of the game, or even add new textures with new building blocks and crafting materials, and you\u2019re going to want to have a PC that can handle that. Q3. How much RAM do I need for Minecraft? Despite certain PC building websites saying that you\u2019ll need 2GB of RAM for Minecraft, we believe you\u2019ll need at least 4GB, as per their official website\u2019s recommended system specs. The game itself doesn\u2019t use up too much memory while running, but it definitely doesn\u2019t hurt to have that extra bit of wiggle room to help your PC\u2019s performance. Q4. Which version of Minecraft should I buy? Now if you\u2019re talking about the original Minecraft game, it has two versions: Minecraft Bedrock Edition and Minecraft Java Edition. The main difference between the two is that the Java edition of the game allows you to mod the game for free, while the Bedrock version of the game has more paid content. We\u2019ve found that the Bedrock version is much better for casual players, and the Java edition is better for more experienced, hardcore players. Q5. Does the Minecraft and Minecraft Dungeons have similar system specs? Minecraft Dungeons only require slightly better specs than the original Minecraft game. We\u2019ve found that Minecraft Dungeons have slightly higher recommended system specs, probably due to the fact that it\u2019s a different type of game; rather than it being an open-world sandbox, it\u2019s more a dungeon crawler where you go through dungeons, fight monsters, and save villages, either alone or with your friends. Conclusion There are the best specs for playing Minecraft. This is a fairly short and simple article, and we\u2019ve added in a frequently asked questions segment as well, which should cover some of the basics of anything you need to know before deciding on a laptop or PC parts for your new build. We\u2019ve also added in the system requirements for modded Minecraft, as well as Minecraft Dungeons. A lot of players enjoy modding their games and know that they\u2019ll need slightly better system specs for a modded game, and Dungeons allows you to enjoy a game with similar aesthetics but completely different gameplay. Good luck, and happy building!