League of Legends remains one of the most popular games on PC, which is aided in large by the fact you can pretty much run the MOBA on any PC. If you're looking at a new computer and mainly play League of Legends, here are some pre-built systems that will run the game well and cover various price segments.
HP OMEN Obelisk (opens in new tab)
HP's OMEN Obelisk PC desktop is a serious gaming rig. While you can configure it with up to an Intel Core i7 CPU, NVIDIA GTX 2080 GPU, and 16GB of RAM, all you need for LoL is an AMD Ryzen 5 3500X, 8GB RAM, and GTX 1660 Ti in the base model.
CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme (opens in new tab)
This gaming rig from CyberPowerPC comes rocking the latest Intel Core i5-9400F processor, NVIDIA GTX 1660 GPU, 8GB RAM, 240GB SSD, and a 1TB hard-disk drive (HDD). The best part is this is a standard case that you'll find from other vendors, allowing you to upgrade to your heart's content.
iBUYPOWER Trace2 9250 (opens in new tab)
With iBuyPower, you're paying a little bit more for that added peace of mind that it'll simply work when unboxed, and there's support at the other end of the phone. This PC is way beyond the minimum and recommended specifications for League of Legends, but you will be able to play other PC games without issue too.
Razer Blade Stealth 13 (opens in new tab)
Razer's line-up of gaming laptops are ideal if you want to game on the go or don't want to be tethered to a single location with a desktop PC. The company's Blade Stealth is a 13-inch Ultrabook with dedicated NVIDIA graphics and more than enough power for League of Legends.
Lenovo 330S (opens in new tab)
Budget AMD Laptop
AMD can undercut Intel in not only the desktop but also the laptop market, and the Lenovo 330S is an excellent example of this. Sporting a Ryzen 5 CPU with integrated Radeon graphics, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD, you have more than enough to play League of Legends with friends.
Dell Alienware Area-51 (opens in new tab)
You don't need much to play League of Legends at high settings on a gaming monitor, but if you want to get into streaming, you'll need something like the Dell Alienware Area-51. Our chosen model comes with a Ryzen Threadripper 2920X CPU, AMD RX 570X GPU, 2TB HDD, and 8GB of RAM. You can configure the PC to have more RAM and a faster GPU or install your own after ordering.
Playing League of Legends
League of Legends isn't a demanding game. All you need is a basic Intel or AMD CPU, integrated graphics (though dedicated would lead to better performance), and 4GB of RAM. These PCs easily meet those requirements, but if you need a single recommendation, go with the HP Omen Obelisk (opens in new tab).
Not only does the Obelisk look sleek, but it's also got everything packed inside that you'll need, including at least a GTX 1060 GPU and Ryzen 5 processor at an affordable price. It's possible to even upgrade the PC at a later date with a more capable Ryzen CPU and NVIDIA GPU if you want to play some other more demanding games.
Should you have the available budget and wish to go all out from the get-go, the Dell Alienware Area-51 (opens in new tab) can be kitted out with impressive components like AMD's Threadripper CPU series and powerful NVIDIA RTX graphics cards. This is ideal for budding streamers or those with powerful monitors who enjoy playing other games. You can always upgrade components later as well; check out our best graphics card picks for some impressive hardware.
Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
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