Cheapest Gaming PC build for casual gaming. Mostly Smite/MOBAs in general

Hi there! Well, I'm not exactly rich and I have just now started getting into pc gaming. The games I've taken a liking to are MOBAs. Mostly Smite. And the laptop I have now can't exactly allow me to play this game to the fullest. I'm getting 10fps when people use abilities and stuff, guessing it's because of the terrible integrated graphics card.(Intelr HD Graphics Family) Anyway, I'd like to ask for a pc build that can ATLEAST run the game with decent fps even on low settings. I am in no need of a mouse, keyboard, or monitor but I do need an OS. Preferably Windows 7. And like I said, I'm not exactly rich so the lower the price the better :) Thanks again!

Smite system requirements are as follows.
CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Althon 64 X2 2.7 GHz
OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista or Windows 7
Video Card: ATI or Nvidia graphics card with 512MB video ram or better and Shader Model 3.0+ support. (ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher).
Sound Card: Yes
Free Disk Space: 10 GB

CPU: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
OS: Windows 7
GPU: ATI or Nvidia graphics card with 1GB video ram or better (Nvidia GeForce GTX 560+ or ATI Radeon 6950+).
Sound Card: Yes
Free Disk Space: 10 GB
3 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about cheapest gaming build casual gaming smite mobas general
  1. 3 days ago, i had built my first Computer, and i too was on a budget, it really depends on what sort of games you would like to play.

    If, you are a entry Gamer, then maybe buying the same components as me.

    Corsair ValueSelect 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel @ £31.20

    Ace 500W BR Black PSU @ £10.88

    Gigabyte F2A55M-DS2 Motherboard (rev. 1.0) A Series/Athlon Socket FM2 AMD A55 Micro-ATX Gigabit LAN @ £32.26 (RRP £59.99)

    AMD Athlon II X4 Core 4 (740) 3.2GHz Processor 4MB Cache @ £50.88

    AvP Viper Mini Tower Black 2 x 12cm Fans USB 3.0 @ £13.80

    Assuming you already have a optic drive and a hard drive, along with the above items, you could have a good computer, and at a low price too. Hope this helps.
  2. Best answer
    Well if you want cheapest then I would go with

    AMD Athlon X4 750K $79.99

    ASRock FM2A78M-HD+ $52.99

    HyperX Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $64.99

    Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB $59.99

    XFX Core Edition R9-270A-CNFC $179.99

    COUGAR MG100 Black Steel $34.99

    CORSAIR CX series CX430 $39.99

    Windows 7 $99.99

    For a grand total of $612.92. The CPU is unlocked so you can overclock it for even more performance. You can save money by stepping down on the video card to a 260x though that may be a little below the performance level you were hoping for as far as cases just make sure to get a sturdy one the Thermaltake V3 is an option that costs a few bucks more. The Xigmatek CCM-35ABX-U01 is cheaper than the cougar and seems nice for the price but it's also a bit flimsy :D.
  3. I see that this post is relatively old, but assuming you still have this issue, I would highly recommend simply buying a refurbished PC from You can get a Dell Optiplex 380 Small Form Factor with a Core 2 Duo Processor (, 4GB DDR3 RAM (memory), 160GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 Professional, and a 3 year warranty (additional $12) fora very low price of 74.99. Shipping is 14.99 and the 3 year warranty is $12. I would also recommend changing the graphics card with the SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6450, which is a low profile card that can fit the computer, and can run almost any modern game on low settings and lots of the older ones on maximum. I have never tried it, but supposedly MW3 runs max graphics great with the card. It is also at and comes with a 3 year replacement plan for only $8. It is $39.99 with free shipping!

    Here are the links:
    Graphics Card:

    You may also want to upgrade your processor, and you may do this cheaply as well. I would recommend the INTEL XEON X5560 2.80GHZ. It is a fairly fast quad-core processor, capable of running any MOBA you would want it to. I have found it for a very low price of only $19!

    Here's the link:

    Overall, the price is only $149.97, unless you choose to upgrade the processor as well which will be another $19.00 (free shipping I believe). This build is cheap and should be able to run SMITE easily, probably on medium graphics with about 30-40fps. Good luck and happy gaming!
Ask a new question

Read More

Gaming Smite Games Build MOBAs League of Legends Systems