This game is addicting, to say the least.
And, since I love to get other people hooked on the things that I am currently hooked on (why do you think I created this site?!!?!) I’d like to take the time to write a post on how you can get a solid computer for League of Legends for pretty cheap.
(Add me as your friend on LOL, and let’s go n00b pwning! My account name is BHale7. I call Fiora and top lane!)
Of course, you’re going to have to build your own system in order to get the most performance for the least amount of money… but with my complete computer-building guide, that should be a piece of cake. And, I know I say this a lot, but if you can operate a screwdriver and read, you are overqualified to build your own computer.
So, in this post I will give you a very affordable build ($400) that will easily max LOL out.
A $400 Computer for League of Legends That Will Have You Playing on Max Settings
Nobody likes to be the guy or girl who is stuck playing on the lowest settings. Fortunately, League of Legends is not a super graphics-demanding game. Therefore, you won’t have to spend a ton of money in order to enjoy playing it on the highest settings.
I’ve basically just pulled this build from the $400 computer (The Hornet) in my Budget Builds section. So, if you want to go over there and check it out, or take a look at some of the more powerful systems, you can follow the link and do so.
The following is the part list that I recommend in order to build a gaming computer for League of Legends:
- CPU - AMD FX-4130
- Motherboard - ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS
- Video Card - Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770
- RAM - Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB
- HDD - Western Digital 500 GB
- Case - Rosewill Dual Fans MicroATX
- Power Supply - Antec VP-450
- Optical Drive – Samsung 24x SATA DVD RW
Grand Total: $380-$420
(Prices fluctuate–check here for current pricing)
With the quad-core AMD processor in this system and a Radeon HD 7770, this build is more than powerful enough to handle League of Legends on max settings.
It’s important to note that in order to to meet budget, I chose a bare hard drive. That means that you will only get the hard drive and nothing else. However, the SATA cables and mounting screws that you may or may not need (depending on what your motherboard comes with) can be had for under $10.
Also, if you don’t have an operating system that you can throw on this build, you will need to buy one. I recommend getting Windows 7 Home Premium. It will run you an additional $90.
Ultimately, if you’re looking to get a decent computer that will max out League of Legends and some other low-graphics-demanding games (Minecraft, Starcraft II, World of Warcraft, etc.) and you’re not looking to spend a ton of money, this build will do the trick.
Looking for Something Else?
In almost every scenario I recommend that gamers go with a desktop rather than choose a laptop for gaming. However, some gamers like to be able to game wherever they are, be it at their friends house, in the living room, in class, at Starbucks, at a LAN party, etc. If mobility is something that’s really important to you then I suppose getting a laptop would be acceptable. Just be prepared to pay more, and don’t expect as good of results.
If you’re looking for a solid gaming laptop, check out The Best Laptops for Gaming in 2013.
Also, if you want to take a look at some other affordable builds, you can use the following resources to give you some more ideas:
Now That You Have Your New Gaming Computer…
…it’s time to get down on some maxed out League of Legends awesomeness. As mentioned above, LOL is the only game I’m playing right now. So, if you’re as much of a fan of the game as I am and you want to play, add me on LOL… my account name is BHale7.
See you out there!