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My friend is coming home from college for winter break and wants to build a computer for about $400 so he can play League Of Legends(He's on his college's esports team and needs to practice while he's home). All he wants is to be able to play League at 144 fps.

We are able to go to the Microcenter store in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
 

 

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10 minutes ago, Nate21601 said:

My friend is coming home from college for winter break and wants to build a computer for about $400 so he can play League Of Legends(He's on his college's esports team and needs to practice while he's home). All he wants is to be able to play League at 144 fps.

We are able to go to the Microcenter store in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
 

 

Thanks

idk the price in microcenter. how about

3400G or 2400G OC.

       the 3400g can push to 144hz on high preset. but not stable. probably averaging around 120fps. with ultra setting down to 90ish fps. i would say medium setting probably the best.

Asrock B450M pro 4 decent motherboard

8 Gigs ram dual-channel 3200mhz. something like Team-vulcan is pretty cheap atm

Crucial MX500 or if you want NVme drive. XPG 128gigs is enough tho.

CX 450W or 550W 2017. or Be Queit! u9 400/500W. i personally go with corsair

Case is up to you. just find the cheapest with good airflow.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------    Spec: Asus Vivobook S140UN    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

| CPU: i5-8250U Turbo 3.4Ghz | 

| RAM: 8 single-channel DDR4 2333mhz |

| Storage: 128GB Sandisk SSD + 1TB HTSG HDD

 | GPU: MX-150 4Gb 25 TDP |

| Monitor: LGMK430H-B |

| Audio: JBL 450BT Wireless Headset |

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I'd say used PC.

you can grab a decent i5 or i7 or xeon equiv lent desktop for about 100-125$.

Add a new power supply and a used RX 580 should be set.

 

ebay has them or https://shopucw.com/ or there is dozens of other sites.

 

short and simple following this video should give you a decent box

 


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42 minutes ago, Nate21601 said:

My friend is coming home from college for winter break and wants to build a computer for about $400 so he can play League Of Legends(He's on his college's esports team

Get a used R5 1600 and a RX 470/480/570/590

That CPU should be maybe $60-80, GPU $80-120

With 3200mhz CL16 16GBs of RAM, and a decent B450 motherboard like an MSI board.

Or maybe just get the R5 2600 with microcenter's bundle deal.


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($62.98 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($74.49 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($32.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: TCSunBow X3 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($44.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 4 GB RS XXX Video Card  ($99.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: DIYPC MA01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($26.97 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($53.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $396.39
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-08 02:39 EST-0500

Get cpu + motherboard from microcenter, they have a $30-50 discount if you get them as a pair. The rest will depend on wherever is cheaper.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: MSI X370 Gaming Plus case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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R5 1400 (Used) $60.

RX 470 (Used): $70.

2 x 8GB @ 3.2GHz (New): $60.

A320M mobo (New): $60.

VS450 450W PSU (New): $40

CM MasterBox Q300L Case (New): $40.

Total: $330.

 

Or just grab a refurbished Dell T3500 for ~170 bucks and drop a hexa-core 12-thread Xeon X5670, which goes for just 15 bucks on AliExpress but offers performance comparable to R5 1400. It has everything: A fantastic, rugged 525W PSU (Only a single 6-pin though), 6 DIMM slots with triple channel bus, supports cheap as chips ECC memory modules and the case itself has lots of space to mount full size GPUs. 

 

I'd still recommend the Ryzen build though, solely due to upgradability and flexibility. Whereas if T3500's mobo goes kaput, it's game over!

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