League of legends + MSI GTX 950 Gaming = Awesome

martijn.jongman

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Hey there.
I'm just giving some of my thoughts on the system (mostly gpu) I recently built and how It handles the populair game League of legends.
So as first; My system:
Cpu: AMD FX 9590
Gpu: MSI GTX 950 Gaming
Mobo: MSI  990FXA-GD80
Cpu-Cooler: Lepa Aqua change 240
Ram: Corsair Dominator GT 2133 MHz
Psu: Integra R2 750W Bronze+
Ssd: Samsung 850 EVO
Case: NZXT S340

Note: Before you start hating me for the Cpu let me explain for a bit.
This CPU was around the amount of power I was looking for, and strolling along the second hand sales I found an amazing deal for the Mobo Cpu Ram and Psu.
So thats why that's happened that way.

Well now, you'r probably here for the GPU review.
I've been playing League of legends for about 4-5 years now and until recently I've allways done that on my old laptop containing a sandy bridge i5 and a radeon 6700 I believe.
But it had all kinds of problems, so much eventually that it couldn't even handle league anymore on low-medium settings.
But now; with this machine.
An average of around 200-150 fps is not just a mere dream anymore.
This videocard rocks, It really really does.
Because of it's efficient heat dissipation it barely reaches the 60 degrees Celcius at wich the fans start spinning.
And that's when playing League on maxed-out settings on a 1080p screen.
Even though I'd reckon if you don't mind having a little more noise from the fans you could just download MSI afterburner and crank up the fan speeds or set it so that they begin spinning at a lower temperature.
Whilst talking about Afterburner; It's quite easy to use.
I myself haven't fiddled around with it but I believe if you'd give it some time you could easely squeeze out just a little more power to run at a little higher framerate.

So ye, basically: If you'r looking for a budget friendly option for gaming which kicks butts this is a really good option!
I hoped you enjoyed my review and that I helped you make up your mind.
-Amrasios
 

mrrubarb

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I'm still in doubt what to get , yes it will be a gaming twin frozen model but what do I go for a gtx 950 or a 960 / 2 or 4 gb?
I'm still gaming at 1600x1050 using atm a g3258 oc at 4 gig.

I know about futre proofing as much as the wallet will let me but can I justify say a 960 4gb over a 950 atm ?
 

cusson.patrick

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I got 970 gtx and like you say LOL run sont great... i'm got fx  cpu 8000 series and 16g of ram. Not just for league, all game run smooth. But just for league this build is to much. :)
 

martijn.jongman

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mrrubarb date=1458508906 said:
I know about futre proofing as much as the wallet will let me but can I justify say a 960 4gb over a 950 atm ?
Yes, It is true that a 960 4GB is indeed a faster than a 950.
However, the 2 GB difference doesn't really matter that much for gaming, especially not for League of Legends
The only thing you will notice about the 2 GB differance is that some really demanding games will not be able to run as smooth since they will use up all of the 'space' on the card.
Besides that there is one more thing that will make a difference. I don't know whether you are, but if you are interested in rendering video's trough your GPU; thats when the extra 2 GB will come in usefull too.
But furthermore there is not that much of a difference between the 950 and 960, the 960 is just a little faster.
I think it would be rather wise to get the GTX 950 instead of the 960 since most of the extra money you pay for it is devoted to the extra 2 GB which won't rly be of any use when playing League of Legends.

-Amrasios
 

mrrubarb

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Thanks for the reply, I ended up getting the gtx960 4gb due getting a second hand one for about the same price as the 950.

Overall it's a huge boost from the old 460 cyclone card I was using ;D
 

drubo.omega

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this build is actually awesome:biggthumbsup: , but isn't this too much of an overkill build for league of legends?
 
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