Do you know the system requirements for esports in schools?

By: | July 8, 2019
The esports team at Carey Exempted Village School District in Ohio received $5,000 from administrators to build six computers from scratch to use in practice and competition.The esports team at Carey Exempted Village School District in Ohio received $5,000 from administrators to build six computers from scratch to use in practice and competition.

Although the debate will forever rage regarding the best parts to put into a gaming computer, including which pieces are most important to prioritize, several esports leagues across the country have compiled lists of minimum requirements and suggested upgrades.

Check the details below to ensure that students can match the nationwide competition.

If you’re buying a prebuilt computer (as recommended by Esports Ohio):

  • AMD Ryzen 5 processor with 2400G quad core processor
  • Memory (RAM): 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz
  • Hard drive: 512GB solid-state drive
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
  • Operating system: Windows 10 Home x64
  • $600

If you’re building a computer from scratch:

  • Memory: 2GB of RAM (4GB of RAM for Windows Vista and higher)
  • Storage: 12GB available hard drive space
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800/AMD Radeon HD 5670 or equivalent video card (dedicated GPU with 512MB or higher video memory)
  • Support: For DirectX v9.0c or better
  • Operating system: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 with the latest service pack installed
  • Latest update: To .NET Framework from Microsoft
  • Processor: Intel® Core i5 or AMD Phenom™ II X3 or better processor

If you want to step it up, add these suggested requirements:

  • Video: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7950 or better
  • Memory: 6GB RAM
  • Storage: 30GB available hard drive space
  • Internet: Broadband internet connection
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum display

Specs in esports in schools

These links lead to system requirements, user guides, lesson plans and other useful esports information:


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