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Semi-Powerful HTPC/LAN Rig, 275 Budget

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October 27, 2012 1:52:50 AM

My friend is asking me for build advice for a LAN party rig. I've got a build planned out for him. He mostly plays League of Legends. Will it be able to run League of Legends at 60+ fps on medium settings at a resolution of 1336x768?

He's on a REALLY tight budget, as you can see below.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lxoJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lxoJ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lxoJ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Pentium G630 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ECS H61H2-M12 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital RE2 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6450 1GB Video Card ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $249.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

For the price, is this a good build? If not, how would YOU GUYS build it, if it were you. Keep the budget below $275. Keep in mind, League of Legends is not a graphically intensive game, an Trinity A6 5400k at 60 fps on medium settings. Will the build be able to run League of Legends at 60+ fps on medium settings at a resolution of 1336x768?
October 27, 2012 3:27:15 AM

Wouldn't the first build preform better? Toms rated the Pentium almost as good as the X4 965, which is better than the A10, if I recall correctly.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lxVU
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lxVU/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lxVU/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Pentium G630 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ECS H61H2-M12 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital RE2 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $274.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lxXd
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lxXd/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lxXd/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital RE2 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($37.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $317.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 27, 2012 11:35:19 AM

The GPU is the most important part of a gaming rig though and that GPU is useless. The A10's iGPU is significantly more powerful. You can also add up to a 6670 later in Hybrid CF.

The A10 is pretty similar in CPU power I think. Maybe a little worse, but not enough to bottleneck.
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October 27, 2012 1:34:01 PM

... How would the 6670 be useless, it has been one of the 'best GPUs for the money'
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October 27, 2012 1:43:54 PM

Sorry, that was aimed at the OP. Missed your post.
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October 28, 2012 12:20:00 AM

Do you suggest I tell him Trinity?
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