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November 18, 2013 9:28:35 PM

I have never built a gaming pc before, and my budget is around $400. I just want to play League of Legends on max settings and a few other games like Diablo etc on whatever settings I can. I'm not looking to play games like Battlefield or anything crazy like that. :p 

I put together this list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24FYQ), but it's over what I can afford to spend on this and I'm wondering if someone can compose me a list with the best possible parts that would get me up and playing League. Thanks. =)
a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2013 9:32:22 PM

You could always remove the operating system and use Ubuntu and save 80 bucks.
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November 18, 2013 9:34:56 PM

All right, Ubuntu works better than Windows? I'm new to all this. :p 
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November 18, 2013 9:35:53 PM

TheGamevv said:
All right, Ubuntu works better than Windows? I'm new to all this. :p 


No, Ubuntu is HORRIBLE for gaming. Only like 1/4 games has out of the box support for it. You will also need to get creative with GPU drivers. Ubuntu is NOT a good choice for a gaming computer.
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a c 404 4 Gaming
November 18, 2013 9:36:57 PM

TheGamevv said:
I have never built a gaming pc before, and my budget is around $400. I just want to play League of Legends on max settings and a few other games like Diablo etc on whatever settings I can. I'm not looking to play games like Battlefield or anything crazy like that. :p 

I put together this list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24FYQ), but it's over what I can afford to spend on this and I'm wondering if someone can compose me a list with the best possible parts that would get me up and playing League. Thanks. =)


That PSu is awful and will likely ruin your entire computer. Change it to Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seaosnic.
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November 18, 2013 9:38:00 PM

tiny voices said:
TheGamevv said:
All right, Ubuntu works better than Windows? I'm new to all this. :p 


No, Ubuntu is HORRIBLE for gaming. Only like 1/4 games has out of the box support for it. You will also need to get creative with GPU drivers. Ubuntu is NOT a good choice for a gaming computer.


Oh I see. I'll stick with Windows then.
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November 18, 2013 9:38:48 PM

tiny voices said:
TheGamevv said:
I have never built a gaming pc before, and my budget is around $400. I just want to play League of Legends on max settings and a few other games like Diablo etc on whatever settings I can. I'm not looking to play games like Battlefield or anything crazy like that. :p 

I put together this list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24FYQ), but it's over what I can afford to spend on this and I'm wondering if someone can compose me a list with the best possible parts that would get me up and playing League. Thanks. =)


That PSu is awful and will likely ruin your entire computer. Change it to Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seaosnic.


All right I will do that. Bare with me, I'm brand new to all this and I'm trying the best I can. Thanks for the answer, I'll switch it now.
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a c 404 4 Gaming
November 18, 2013 9:39:46 PM

Everything else looks fine after you change the PSU. Should be a great little machine for comfortable medium settings at 1080p.
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November 18, 2013 9:42:06 PM

tiny voices said:
Everything else looks fine after you change the PSU. Should be a great little machine for comfortable medium settings at 1080p.


Okay sounds great, thanks for the replies. =)
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November 18, 2013 9:42:46 PM

bin the psu. use a corsair cx430.
Use any recent intel i3 and a cheap asus matx board.
sorted.
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a c 404 4 Gaming
November 18, 2013 9:43:56 PM

chrisso said:
bin the psu. use a corsair cx430.
Use any recent intel i3 and a cheap asus matx board.
sorted.


While the i3 is better in some games (games that only use 2 cores) the 750k is better in games where 4 cores are really needed such as WoW or BF4.

There is nothing wrong with the 750k. VERY good budget gaming CPU.
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November 18, 2013 9:45:30 PM

chrisso said:
bin the psu. use a corsair cx430.
Use any recent intel i3 and a cheap asus matx board.
sorted.


Okay, I added the cx430.
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November 18, 2013 9:46:49 PM

tiny voices said:
chrisso said:
bin the psu. use a corsair cx430.
Use any recent intel i3 and a cheap asus matx board.
sorted.


While the i3 is better in some games (games that only use 2 cores) the 750k is better in games where 4 cores are really needed such as WoW or BF4.

There is nothing wrong with the 750k. VERY good budget gaming CPU.


Not arguing with that . He deffinately said he didnt want to play em.
And a psu like a cx430 is better suited long term to a power efficient cpu.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2013 9:49:45 PM

TheGamevv said:
I have never built a gaming pc before, and my budget is around $400. I just want to play League of Legends on max settings and a few other games like Diablo etc on whatever settings I can. I'm not looking to play games like Battlefield or anything crazy like that. :p 

I put together this list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24FYQ), but it's over what I can afford to spend on this and I'm wondering if someone can compose me a list with the best possible parts that would get me up and playing League. Thanks. =)


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24eBG

Here's what i suggest. You can even play battlefield 3 at medium settings.No need for gpu. The apu series has strongest inbuilt (integrated graphics) which is equilant to 6670. So go for this build. And for windows 7, download some kind of torrent, and make a bootable pendrive through it.
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November 18, 2013 9:51:40 PM

miit123 said:
TheGamevv said:
I have never built a gaming pc before, and my budget is around $400. I just want to play League of Legends on max settings and a few other games like Diablo etc on whatever settings I can. I'm not looking to play games like Battlefield or anything crazy like that. :p 

I put together this list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24FYQ), but it's over what I can afford to spend on this and I'm wondering if someone can compose me a list with the best possible parts that would get me up and playing League. Thanks. =)


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24eBG

Here's what i suggest. You can even play battlefield 3 at medium settings.No need for gpu. The apu series has strongest inbuilt (integrated graphics) which is equilant to 6670. So go for this build. And for windows 7, download some kind of torrent, and make a bootable pendrive through it.


Ahhh thanks for that build!
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a c 404 4 Gaming
November 18, 2013 9:53:21 PM

miit123 said:
TheGamevv said:
I have never built a gaming pc before, and my budget is around $400. I just want to play League of Legends on max settings and a few other games like Diablo etc on whatever settings I can. I'm not looking to play games like Battlefield or anything crazy like that. :p 

I put together this list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24FYQ), but it's over what I can afford to spend on this and I'm wondering if someone can compose me a list with the best possible parts that would get me up and playing League. Thanks. =)


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24eBG

Here's what i suggest. You can even play battlefield 3 at medium settings.No need for gpu. The apu series has strongest inbuilt (integrated graphics) which is equilant to 6670. So go for this build. And for windows 7, download some kind of torrent, and make a bootable pendrive through it.


We do not support pirating ANYTHING in this forum.
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a c 404 4 Gaming
November 18, 2013 9:54:01 PM

TheGamevv said:
miit123 said:
TheGamevv said:
I have never built a gaming pc before, and my budget is around $400. I just want to play League of Legends on max settings and a few other games like Diablo etc on whatever settings I can. I'm not looking to play games like Battlefield or anything crazy like that. :p 

I put together this list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24FYQ), but it's over what I can afford to spend on this and I'm wondering if someone can compose me a list with the best possible parts that would get me up and playing League. Thanks. =)


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24eBG

Here's what i suggest. You can even play battlefield 3 at medium settings.No need for gpu. The apu series has strongest inbuilt (integrated graphics) which is equilant to 6670. So go for this build. And for windows 7, download some kind of torrent, and make a bootable pendrive through it.


Ahhh thanks for that build!


This will perform NO WHERE CLOSE to the 750k +7790 build.
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November 18, 2013 9:55:49 PM

TheGamevv said:
chrisso said:
bin the psu. use a corsair cx430.
Use any recent intel i3 and a cheap asus matx board.
sorted.


Okay, I added the cx430.


the cx430 is actually made by seasonic, has a 12v rail big enough for almost ANY single graphics card (do check tho) and is I believe a tier 1 piece of equipment by tom's standards. Its impossible to gain anything by buying cheaper than this item. It is guarenteed not to damage your pc when it eventually fails. Anything less is a fools errand.
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November 18, 2013 9:57:17 PM

tiny voices said:
TheGamevv said:
miit123 said:
TheGamevv said:
I have never built a gaming pc before, and my budget is around $400. I just want to play League of Legends on max settings and a few other games like Diablo etc on whatever settings I can. I'm not looking to play games like Battlefield or anything crazy like that. :p 

I put together this list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24FYQ), but it's over what I can afford to spend on this and I'm wondering if someone can compose me a list with the best possible parts that would get me up and playing League. Thanks. =)


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24eBG

Here's what i suggest. You can even play battlefield 3 at medium settings.No need for gpu. The apu series has strongest inbuilt (integrated graphics) which is equilant to 6670. So go for this build. And for windows 7, download some kind of torrent, and make a bootable pendrive through it.


Ahhh thanks for that build!


This will perform NO WHERE CLOSE to the 750k +7790 build.


Oh I know, I'm just being nice and thanking him for his time. :p 
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a c 404 4 Gaming
November 18, 2013 9:59:54 PM

I would definitely go for your original build with the cx430 PSU. this is your best bet. It will easily play the games you want and even be able to play more intense games at medium settings.
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November 18, 2013 10:01:19 PM

tiny voices said:
I would definitely go for your original build with the cx430 PSU. this is your best bet. It will easily play the games you want and even be able to play more intense games at medium settings.


That's what I'm going to do then. I appreciate all your time and wish me luck assembling this thing. haha
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a c 404 4 Gaming
November 18, 2013 10:02:05 PM

Always glad to be able to help! Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about anything.
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November 18, 2013 10:15:24 PM

forget onboard gpu. forget power hungry amd chips if you want a light games build to last. use an i3(55 watts), and you have an upgrade path with the same power supply via a 3350p quad. (no onboard graphics, 80 odd watts)) most amd quads use 125 watts.
The intel system will last so long you will hand it down. You wont even need to buy a seperate cooler. The other system is a toy.
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December 15, 2013 2:17:51 PM

for graphics cards evga do some decent inexpensive ones , ive got the GeForce GTX650 2GB superclocked for 80 pounds theres also some cheaper ones on their site like the GeForce GT 610 2GB which is 42 euros(bout 30 pound)
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