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March 23, 2014 6:22:15 PM

Hello everyone,

I have been playing league of legends with my laptop which is a Mac and kinda sucks, thats why I want to change to a Desktop.

I would like to know if someone could help me pick the parts for a computer,
My wish is to be able to run LoL at high settings, I also would like to have a computer to play other games like, BF4, Fifa14, RTW 2, Diablo 3, Dead Island (the graphics for these games dont matter, just want to run them smooth at low-medium graphics, I just want LoL at high)

My budget is around 600 since I need to buy a monitor and keyboard too, would love the help from someone and open for ideas.

Thanks in advance, any questions just post here!

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March 23, 2014 6:32:12 PM

Gigless said:
Hello everyone,

I have been playing league of legends with my laptop which is a Mac and kinda sucks, thats why I want to change to a Desktop.

I would like to know if someone could help me pick the parts for a computer,
My wish is to be able to run LoL at high settings, I also would like to have a computer to play other games like, BF4, Fifa14, RTW 2, Diablo 3, Dead Island (the graphics for these games dont matter, just want to run them smooth at low-medium graphics, I just want LoL at high)

My budget is around 600 since I need to buy a monitor and keyboard too, would love the help from someone and open for ideas.

Thanks in advance, any questions just post here!


For medium level graphics, I would personally go with the following build:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3fhZZ

Do you already have a OS?

Keep in mind that the motherboard I linked does not allow you to overclock, but you probably wont need that for a long time. An unclocked i5-4670k can run anything at ultra settings (so long as your GPU and RAM are ideal). For graphics, the 750 ti will be the bottleneck here, but the next best thing is $100-400 more.
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March 23, 2014 6:32:38 PM

A lot of people will try to stick you with an i5, but I will tell you right now a FX 6300 paired with a relatively stronger GPU will be better for the range of games you mentioned (some not so intensive, some VERY intensive). For the PSU stick with Antec, Seasonic, XFX, Silverstone, or Corsair (not CX series). any 970 motherboard will do, M5A97 r 2.0 is my favorite if u want to overclock
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March 23, 2014 6:37:27 PM

Beezy said:
A lot of people will try to stick you with an i5, but I will tell you right now a FX 6300 paired with a relatively stronger GPU will be better for the range of games you mentioned (some not so intensive, some VERY intensive). For the PSU stick with Antec, Seasonic, XFX, Silverstone, or Corsair (not CX series). any 970 motherboard will do, M5A97 r 2.0 is my favorite if u want to overclock


Further, if you happen to have a MicroCenter near you, you can pair the i5-4670K or FX-6300 with a motherboard for about a $60 discount (~$30 off of CPU and ~$30 off for the combo).

Don't know why everyone loathes the CX and TR-2. I've always had good luck with them.
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