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Are there any prebuilt gaming PC's that can run games like League of Legends for under $400?

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March 24, 2014 5:13:20 PM

The title is pretty self explanatory. I would like a gaming computer for somewhere around $400, but I am willing to wait and raise the price to about $460 but that's my max. I am a freshman in high school and I am not yet old enough to get a job and earn any more money, this is something I cannot change. I have also never previously attempted to even modify a computer's hardware before and would not even think about building one myself, thus the prebuilt prerequisite.

Just as a note, I am not looking to play games on high settings and what not, I am coming from playing an Xbox 360 on 480p output settings, no HDMI, so there is no need to impress, just as long as games like League of Legends have "Moderate" frame rate and are playable without lag.

Any help is appreciated.
a c 251 4 Gaming
March 24, 2014 5:44:22 PM

Looked on new egg and couldn't find anything decent. Best bet would to go with a home made pc, and it's really not hard at all. I would look at some youtube videos on how to build a gaming pc.

All it is is screwing in the motherboard inside the case, fitting your components in the slots on the motherboard, and lastly connecting the power supply cables to the appropriate places on the motherboard.

If you're interested I can post a build that should max out league with no lag at that price.
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March 24, 2014 6:57:59 PM

RazerZ said:
Looked on new egg and couldn't find anything decent. Best bet would to go with a home made pc, and it's really not hard at all. I would look at some youtube videos on how to build a gaming pc.

All it is is screwing in the motherboard inside the case, fitting your components in the slots on the motherboard, and lastly connecting the power supply cables to the appropriate places on the motherboard.

If you're interested I can post a build that should max out league with no lag at that price.


Please!!! If it really is that simple and it doesn't require any thing like soldering and gluing delicate components then I am in. All of the videos and discussion threads gave me the impression that it takes a lot of skill to make your own PC, i.e. the people with $3000 dollar computers trying to showboat I guess.
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a c 251 4 Gaming
March 24, 2014 8:27:43 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($55.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 260 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $426.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-24 23:27 EDT-0400)

Decent system with room to upgrade in the future.
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March 25, 2014 6:18:51 AM

So does the operating system need to be bought separately?
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March 25, 2014 6:23:19 AM

Yes it does
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March 25, 2014 6:29:28 AM

Alright, thanks for the help!
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March 25, 2014 6:33:45 AM

And it's very hard to go even lower than the build he made above.
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March 25, 2014 6:34:36 AM

If you're that curious, go on YouTube and watch how to build a computer from new egg. I like their videos. Its extremely easy!
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a b 4 Gaming
March 25, 2014 6:51:38 AM

The original build by RazerZ is very solid but I'm curious as to if you want your operating system in the $460 budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($55.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 260 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $435.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-25 09:50 EDT-0400)

Would be my suggestion $10 more with 8GB RAM(double)

LoL doesn't require a powerful gpu you can even run it fairly well on an r7 240, I was tempted not to help you being a dota player :p 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($55.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 240 1GB Video Card ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $468.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-25 09:59 EDT-0400)

$470 with OS and can run LoL on MAX 1080p
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1890/pg4/xfx-r7-2...
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March 25, 2014 6:59:38 AM

If you want I can help you build the PC via Skype video. PM me if interested
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a c 432 4 Gaming
March 25, 2014 7:28:25 AM

Building a PC is very simple. It is honestly as easy as legos.
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March 25, 2014 8:38:03 AM

^ is actually how I'd describe it, you just need to be careful about static discharge and be mindful of small details.
Again just PM me if you want to skype and I help.
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