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November 6, 2012 9:15:50 PM

Hi. I planned to build a general use PC just to watch maybe movie connecting from PC to TV, download, or maybe a little bit of League of Legend or Minecraft game. I don't want to waste my money on a big GPU, so here is my question.

Here is the part I am planning to build
pcpartpicker

I wonder if the i5-3570k strong enough to handle the graphic? or should I at least get a cheap
GPU like [SAPPHIRE FleX 100322FLEX Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card]

Please help me out with this build.

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November 6, 2012 9:19:25 PM

Eh, are you planning to overclock the processor at all? In a computer that is meant for League of Legends, you probably don't even need that kind of processing power.
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November 6, 2012 9:28:42 PM

I don't plan to overclock my CPU. I just want to make it simple and stable
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November 6, 2012 9:36:02 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.15 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $369.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

If you only play a bit of LoL, the Intel Graphics 4000 in the processor should suffice.
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November 6, 2012 9:43:39 PM

Thank you for the build. So I won't see any speed different between the two CPU and motherboard right?
I assume, as long as I get a SSD, then everything will be ok.
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November 6, 2012 9:45:34 PM

There should be no speed difference. Just a save of money and a loss of overclocking ability.
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November 6, 2012 9:55:36 PM

Agree, the 3570K is total overkill. You likely can easily get by with a 3220. I would say 3225, but I don't think Intel's HD4000 are up to LoL. A cheap 7750 or 640 might be a little overkill, but it will guarantee buttery smooth graphics rather than "just good enough."

And with that in mind, you don't need a beefy PSU. A good 430W will be very sufficient.

This might be a little overkill for your use, but this would be a VERY nice office / general use computer.

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7750 2GB Video Card ($90.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.37 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($43.34 @ NCIX US)
Total: $466.65

A Trinity build might be a good option here too. AMD has very nice integrated graphics that are enough for casual gaming at lower detail levels.
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November 6, 2012 10:03:18 PM

I would say a 6670 would be up for LoL really, saves money over the 7750.
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November 6, 2012 10:10:42 PM

Deemo13 said:
I would say a 6670 would be up for LoL really, saves money over the 7750.
True on both counts. I just threw in the 7750 as the lowest end of the current-gen cards.
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November 6, 2012 10:39:42 PM

True as well.
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November 6, 2012 11:37:53 PM

440 is even better. It won't max LoL but it will play it smooth for about 60 bux. Will not require a beefy PSU either. Low profile card and quiet.
But as you said, low profile. So why not save some money and live better?
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