About to start saving for and buying parts for my FFXIV rig,(I'm not rich so going to do this slowly over the next few months). This will be the first gaming PC I've ever built, and am pretty excited to get started.
Now I'm posting here because I know many of you reading this are very experienced with this sort of thing, and alas I am not. I also am aware we don't yet have specs for FFXIV aside from PS3 system comparisons and speculations and other general speculations. I am just hoping to get some good feedback on my part choices and possible ways to reduce the cost of this build, and end up with a system that would have a great chance of running FFXIV at full throttle.
Again, starting this now and not when we have all the spec information simply because I have to buy the parts slowly over the next few months to pull it off,(life has a funny way of finding ways to drain the old savings account every time, in the form of a natural disaster or some other ingenious method).
Here's what I've selected via my internet research:
Processor: Intel Core i7 920, 2.66ghz, LGA 1366, 8mb L3 Cache, Quad Core
Video Card x2 SLI: GeForce GTX 260, Overclocked MAXCORE, 896mb, GDDR3
Motherboard: EVGA X58 SLI LGA 1366
RAM: OCZ Platinum Triple Channel 3x2GB(6GB Total) PC10666, DDR3 1333mhz
Power Supply: Corsair TX750 750 watt, 80Plus
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8 CPU Fan
Case: Cooler Master HAF(High Air Flow?) Full Tower
Hard Drive: WD Raptor 10,000 RPM 150GB
DVD Drive: Some random decent brand DVD drive between 30 and 50 bucks..
About $1,600.00 total, which is alot more than I'd like to spend but my main priority is a system that will really run the game and other games beautifully. Any tips, suggestions, alternatives would be great, thanks=)
Edited, Dec 15th 2010 1:43pm by Osarion Lock Thread: necrobump