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Building a PC for League of Legends
plantaj
Cairns, Queensland
1 posts
I'm looking to buy or build a new gaming PC for my son.
League of Legends is pretty much all he plays now but I want something for the more resource hungry games should he choose to start playing them.
His only stipulation is that he'd like to run two monitors so I guess that would be the graphics card?

If anyone could offer some advice on the most appropriate machine/components to use and a good source for the complete package, that would be appreciated.
I've recently purchased from PC Case Gear and their service is excellent and pricing seems competitive but I've also heard decent things about Scorptec and PC Meal.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
06:55pm 01/02/14 Permalink
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Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
15064 posts
You'll need to give us a budget.

Also those MOBA games are addictive as, like drug level addictive. Be careful with that.
07:06pm 01/02/14 Permalink
TDog
Brisbane, Queensland
277 posts
You'll need to give us a budget.

Also those MOBA games are addictive as, like drug level addictive. Be careful with that.


Ok grandpa.
07:17pm 01/02/14 Permalink
ctd
Brisbane, Queensland
10628 posts
Ive seen vids of LoL. looks pretty dodgy. Dont imagine it would take much to run. Maybe only big battles.
07:18pm 01/02/14 Permalink
plantaj
Cairns, Queensland
2 posts
You'll need to give us a budget.

Also those MOBA games are addictive as, like drug level addictive. Be careful with that.


Will do. We keep a pretty good eye on him.

I guess a budget of around $800 for tower but I'd spend more if it represented much better value.

Hope this helps.
07:19pm 01/02/14 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
15065 posts
TDog, when get a bit more life experience, get back to me.
07:20pm 01/02/14 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
15066 posts
If you are looking at packages around your area here is what umart offers as a package deal for $800 and $1000

AMD $885


Product Description:
1 Years return to base Warranty
AMD FX 6300 CPU - 3.5GHz
A970 Motherboard
8G DDR3-1600MHz RAM
1TB Hard Disk
22x DVD-Burner
ATI R9-270X GPU
Thermaltake V4 Case + 500W PSU
Purchase a copy of Windows 7 or 8 32bit/64bit and have it installed for free!



Intel $1035


1 Years return to base Warranty
Intel Core i5 4670K CPU - 3.4Ghz
H87 Motherboard
8G DDR3-1600MHz RAM
1TB Hard Disk
22x DVD-Burner
ATI HD R9-270X Graphics Card
Thermaltake V4 Case + 500W PSU
Purchase a copy of Windows 7 or 8 32bit/64bit and have it installed for free!


Honestly you would want no less than an i5, 8gig ram, 1TB HDD.

So if the package deals compare to something like that for similar price then its all good. The only thing you have to watch out for with package deals is the GPU that they offering.
07:28pm 01/02/14 Permalink
beau
Brisbane, Queensland
322 posts
you don't want a toaster for playing LoL.
If you want to ladder LoL you should get a decent SSD and CPU.
Graphics are secondary for that game.

I play alot of LoL. Awesome game on so many levels.
07:32pm 01/02/14 Permalink
plantaj
Cairns, Queensland
3 posts
you don't want a toaster for playing LoL.
If you want to ladder LoL you should get a decent SSD and CPU.
Graphics are secondary for that game.

I play alot of LoL. Awesome game on so many levels.


Toaster?
07:46pm 01/02/14 Permalink
beau
Brisbane, Queensland
323 posts
toaster is a reference to a slow arse PC that just gets hotter if you try play LoL on it.
(the loading progress bar takes ages to go just 1%)
08:10pm 01/02/14 Permalink
Crakaveli
6445 posts
thought he was talking about cylons.
08:29pm 01/02/14 Permalink
Mantorok
Brisbane, Queensland
7139 posts
Go to http://www.logicalincrements.com/ and set the country to Australia.
09:22pm 01/02/14 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
11345 posts
Go to http://www.logicalincrements.com/ and set the country to Australia.

Why have I not seen this website before? Also Plant, I would recommend at the least what Tollazor has posted, the $800 is a great starter kit that should suffice LoL and any other PC games he plans on playing right now.

It is always going to be the "wrong" time to upgrade, thanks to the ever-evolving tech behind computer parts, but what is on offer in that $800 kit should suffice for a good three years or so. One change I would make is swap out the 500W power supply with something a bit beefier, say a 700W.
10:45pm 01/02/14 Permalink
beau
Brisbane, Queensland
324 posts
I basically have what Tollazor suggested for the AMD.

Don't get the FX 6300. AMD are discontinuing the AM3+ socket type very shortly as it is fairly old tech (2011 peak). It may be good for another year or so.
For future proofing on a budget you should look at the FM2+ socket type (i.e. search a88x motherboards and FM2+ CPU's)
11:17pm 01/02/14 Permalink
plantaj
Cairns, Queensland
4 posts
Thankyou everyone.
Good advice and some great options.
Plenty to work with.

Cheers.
09:03am 02/02/14 Permalink
Eds
Brisbane, Queensland
9989 posts
Isnt LoL basically DOTA2 for 3rd world countries that can't afford decent PCs? :P
11:35am 02/02/14 Permalink
Roonee
Perth, Western Australia
73 posts
a good bet is to splurge on the motherboard a bit, but keep all other pieces in the budget. (Look for the most recent cpu socket type and grab a mobo that has it... Beyond that, mobo features are often just salad dressing).

That way, everything is upgradable/futureproof/options proof etc. Plus motherboards are relatively inexpensive anyway.
12:04pm 02/02/14 Permalink
plantaj
Cairns, Queensland
5 posts
a good bet is to splurge on the motherboard a bit, but keep all other pieces in the budget. (Look for the most recent cpu socket type and grab a mobo that has it... Beyond that, mobo features are often just salad dressing).

That way, everything is upgradable/futureproof/options proof etc. Plus motherboards are relatively inexpensive anyway.


Any advice on a motherboard and socket type?
01:07pm 02/02/14 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
6033 posts
LOL will run on any computer that is 4 years old or later
01:50pm 02/02/14 Permalink
carson
Melbourne, Victoria
2310 posts
LOL will run on any computer that is 4 years old or later

That's what I thought. You don't need a huge pc as it's not as intense on it. But I would imagine he'd want to play other games (possibly minecraft, tf2, dota2, etc) at some stage, so it's always good to think ahead.
03:45pm 02/02/14 Permalink
WirlWind
Central Coast, New South Wales
1272 posts


Any advice on a motherboard and socket type?


For a PC like this (non-tech enthusiast) I would suggest getting a cheap motherboard (Like $70-90). As long as it has all the slots for what you want, you don't need to go crazy all out unless you need specific features. I would suggest that you make sure it has 4x RAM slots though.

I have a $87 motherboard in my computer (i5 3570k @ 4.2ghz / 8gb DDR3 1600 / HD7990) and I am still able to keep up with the best of them.

Also, AMD CPU's are much weaker than intel, so for a game like LoL, you'd want an i5 to get the best performance (this applies for stuff like DayZ and MMO style games as well).

So basically, spend about $200 on a good i5, 80 or so bucks on a motherboard and you'll be good. Also, don't go crazy with RAM. 8gb should suffice and worst case you can throw another 8 in there down the line.

a 240gb / 256gb SSD is also something that would be nice, but I don't think it's super important for LoL because even if you load in a second, the other 9 people are probably from some 3rd world country on a laptop they cobbled together out of boot leather.

As for vid cards, a 270x or GTX 760 would be plenty. I'd assume he's going to be playing the game across one monitor and having a browser open on the 2nd. Should be no worries.
05:47pm 02/02/14 Permalink
burkey
Melbourne, Victoria
1 posts
thats awesome that your doing this for your son. i play LOL in a normal asus windows 8 laptop. but i suggest you get a good graphic card for the computer
03:35pm 17/04/14 Permalink
FrankDDougherty
USA
3 posts
Have you bought already? I guess my comment is a bit late but I advice you to buy a gaming laptop instead of a "normal" laptop. They usually have bigger capacities and specs are higher than the rest because it is made for gaming. Plus it's a dual purpose; gaming and surfing without heating up. There are many available laptops on Amazon you can check out.

I'm looking to buy or build a new gaming PC for my son.
League of Legends is pretty much all he plays now but I want something for the more resource hungry games should he choose to start playing them.
His only stipulation is that he'd like to run two monitors so I guess that would be the graphics card?

If anyone could offer some advice on the most appropriate machine/components to use and a good source for the complete package, that would be appreciated.
I've recently purchased from PC Case Gear and their service is excellent and pricing seems competitive but I've also heard decent things about Scorptec and PC Meal.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
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