Easiest PC Upgrades for League of Legends

Is your PC ready for League of Legends? Here are some easy upgrades for your PC to meet the minimum requirements.

League of Legends may seem like a rather undemanding game, but once games start popping off things can start to slow down if you don't meet the recommended requirements. Riot's ever-popular MOBA requires at least 1 GB RAM (2 GB of RAM for Windows Vista and newer) and 12 GB available hard disk space. Meeting the minimum requirements is incredibly easy and very affordable, however, there are certain upgrades that you should purchase if you wish to boost your FPS and stay at the top of your game. Thankfully, HyperX has developed plenty of top quality PC parts that aim to give your system a competitive edge on the Fields of Justice. Check out the article below to find out the best RAM, SSD, keyboard, mouse, headset, and mousepad you need to improve your League of Legends ranking.

Best RAM for League of Legends

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HyperX Predator DDR4.

Riot Games recommends having at least 4GB of RAM free in order to run League of Legends at its optimal settings. Having multiple programs open at once can result in slower load times, as well as game crashes, so it's incredibly important that you have enough RAM. HyperX's Predator DDR4 memory is available in 4GB–16GB single modules and kits of 2, 4 and 8 with capacities of 8GB–128GB, so you'll have more than enough RAM to keep your gameplay looking smooth no matter how many spells and abilities are thrown at you. Games can go on for hours in League of Legends and you'll want to avoid any overheating issues, especially when you're trying to climb the game's competitive ladder. Thankfully, the Predator DDR4's black heat spreader ensures that your PC stays cool when playing, allowing you to focus on winning those all-important team fights.

Best SSD for League of Legends

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League of Legends is constantly changing and every new patch brings something different to the Rift. Patches usually go live every two weeks, so you'll need to ensure you have enough storage space for the initial download and any future content updates. Riot recommends having at least 16 GB of available hard drive space if you wish to keep on top of the constant flow of new content. Loading into games can also take a long time in League of Legends and it's not uncommon to be stuck in a loading screen for a couple of minutes, so if you want to speed up this process, then we'd recommend upgrading your HDD to an SSD.

The HyperX FURY RGB SSD comes in capacities of 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB – giving you plenty of storage space for all your games. This cutting-edge SSD also offers incredible speeds of 550 MB/s read and 480MB/s write, while the RGB lighting gives your system some added style. If you're looking for an SSD that will stay on top of League of Legends' constant updates and slash the game's loading times, then upgrading to the HyperX FURY should be a top priority for any avid League fan.

Best keyboard and mouse for League of Legends

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HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Gaming Keyboard.

Having a keyboard that you can rely on during the most intense battles is very important, especially when your inputs can decide the outcome of a given fight. Precision and timing is everything in League of Legends and that's why the HyperX Alloy Elite comes out on top. This sturdy keyboard features a steel frame that provides stable controls, while the Game Mode, N-Key Rollover, and anti-ghosting functions keep your inputs accurate. Comfort is also a top priority and every Alloy Elite is bundled a detachable wrist rest to reduce hand strain during long League sessions. If you need even more comfort, the cool gel padding of the HyperX Wrist Rest is also a great option. Misclicking your League champion's abilities is also incredibly common and it can be incredibly frustrating, especially when it results in an early demise. Fortunately, you can greatly reduce this with the help of the Alloy Elite's textured, titanium-colored keycaps that are designed to help you find and keep track of the most important keys.

Pair the Alloy Elite with the HyperX Pulsefire Core for precise, smooth tracking with no hardware acceleration. This ergonomically designed mouse has textured side grips that allow for a comfortable, non-slip grip that is suitable for both palm and claw style grips. It features high-quality switches with crisp tactile feedback rated for up to 20 million clicks, keeping your last-hitting and abilities accurate for many a game. Customize your DPI settings with ease and set up macros for seven programmable buttons with HyperX NGenuity software. Never miss a minion or champion again with the Alloy Elite and Pulsefire Core.

Best headset for League of Legends

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Gordon Hayward Wearing HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset.

Being able to communicate with your teammates is incredibly important in League of Legends and responding to pings can mean the difference between life and death. While League's sound features may not be as robust as those seen in FPS environments, it's still a good idea to get a decent headset that you can use to discuss tactics with your teammates. As a result, the Cloud Alphas are easily the best choice for avid League players. This headset builds upon HyperX's foundation of signature award-winning comfort and features premium red memory foam, an expanded headband, and softer, more pliable leatherette. You'll be able to play League of Legends for hours without having to worry about any discomfort, while the detachable noise-cancellation microphone allows you to communicate effortlessly with your fellow summoners.

Best mousepad for League of Legends

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HyperX FURY S Pro Gaming Mouse Pad.

Whether you prefer speed or precision, the densely woven fabric of the HyperX FURY S Pro Gaming Mouse Pad provides a surface that feels smooth to the touch and is optimized for any gamer's needs. The HyperX FURY S features a soft cloth surface for wrist comfort and a textured natural rubber underside designed to hold fast, so you can focus on stealing Baron and outplaying your opponents. FURY S comes in four different sizes and can fit any setup.

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