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I already have a 4850. Resolution is 1080p.

I'm guessing I should go AMD...

Budget ~350-400.

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Are you looking at only new components or also used?
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New only. I'll look for used on my own, to get it cheaper than 400~
    
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I'm expecting that a lot of people will come in here and suggest socket AM3+ (AMD Phenom II/FX) platform PCs, but I would suggest you pursue socket FM2 (i.e. APU) instead.

The A10-5800k CPU offers the same performance of the FX-4300 and with improvements from other Phenom II quad cores at no premium, and comes with a backup integrated GPU. The big thing that you get with socket FM2 is future upgrade ability. Third-gen Richland APU is expected mid-month, and later this year Kaveri APU will swing things over by presenting new performance/power-efficiency levels through GDDR5 memory support and HSA. Both APUs will make for a great upgrade on the same socket. FM2 APUs also present better power efficiency/lower power consumption no matter which way you look at it.

If you are also able to find some Socket FM2 Athlon II x4, they suit you perfectly as they're the CPU portion but with GPU portion disabled - so they sell for much less than regular APUs and AM3+ counterparts. You'll be able to save money and then that could buy you premiums such as a solid state drive.

There is an FX-series CPU refresh mid year but this will probably bring few improvements compared to Kaveri.
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that's pretty interesting... I was considering something like that, but was turned off by the presence of an integrated GPU.
    
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I'm expecting that a lot of people will come in here and suggest socket AM3+ (AMD Phenom II/FX) platform PCs, but I would suggest you pursue socket FM2 (i.e. APU) instead.

The A10-5800k CPU offers the same performance of the FX-4300 and with improvements from other Phenom II quad cores at no premium, and comes with a backup integrated GPU. The big thing that you get with socket FM2 is future upgrade ability. Third-gen Richland APU is expected mid-month, and later this year Kaveri APU will swing things over by presenting new performance/power-efficiency levels through GDDR5 memory support and HSA. Both APUs will make for a great upgrade on the same socket. FM2 APUs also present better power efficiency/lower power consumption no matter which way you look at it.

If you are also able to find some Socket FM2 Athlon II x4, they suit you perfectly as they're the CPU portion but with GPU portion disabled - so they sell for much less than regular APUs and AM3+ counterparts. You'll be able to save money and then that could buy you premiums such as a solid state drive.

There is an FX-series CPU refresh mid year but this will probably bring few improvements compared to Kaveri.

The APU setup, as suggested by xd_1771, would be the best budget option for you IMHO. You have a budget of 350-400 dollars for an entire system. You have to factor in all of the parts.
PC Partpicker.com is a great place to start.

You might want to search for some budget builds to see how you would like to balance your build.
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anyone got a sample build for me to look at? let's just assume i'm buying from newegg.

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I already have a 4850. Resolution is 1080p.

I'm guessing I should go AMD...

Budget ~350-400.

Thanks!
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http://www.amazon.com/Athlon-II-X4-750K-3-4/dp/B009O412AU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362761625&sr=8-1&keywords=athlon+750k

You could build around this cpu and an FM2 board which may keep an 7770 within budget. Should produce steady 60fps at 1080p with max settings at LoL. If you don't need a gpu things are more simple.
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I'm expecting that a lot of people will come in here and suggest socket AM3+ (AMD Phenom II/FX) platform PCs, but I would suggest you pursue socket FM2 (i.e. APU) instead.

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If you are also able to find some Socket FM2 Athlon II x4, they suit you perfectly as they're the CPU portion but with GPU portion disabled - so they sell for much less than regular APUs and AM3+ counterparts. You'll be able to save money and then that could buy you premiums such as a solid state drive.

There is an FX-series CPU refresh mid year but this will probably bring few improvements compared to Kaveri.

Actually, nobody should be offering any more than an APU, only discrete graphics are needed or even an entry level GPU, LoL is not very taxing... With the integrated GPU from the A10 it should get about 40FPS.

If the OP wants something a little better, he should overclock it. LoL is normally more demanding on the CPU since it is single threaded.

Here are a couple of sample builds
A10 build (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($112.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($56.79 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ Adorama)
Case: Xion XON-180 ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $447.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Intel Build (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Pentium G645 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($61.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P31/W8 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($42.39 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Xion XON-180 ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $395.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

The intel build will actually give you better performance in probably every game.
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