The One and Only Aurelius wrote:
I FINALY FOUND ME A PC THAT WILL KICK FFXIVs ****!!
•VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 1GB 16X PCI Express [+3] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Swing and a miss. That card comes in -well- under the minimmum requirements.
Video: If it doesn't say "GeForce GTX 200/400" or "Radeon 48XX/57XX/58XX/59XX", it will not give anywhere near a decent performance.
Well sence my PC im makeing wont do any good i decided to try to make another one. and so i did. and i accualy saved money. doing it and its even better then the one i had and its only 721$ (no tax included probaly like 820 max) Now i know this will run fine if not very VERY well. so ill save you all the long *** post and post the highlights
AMD Phenom™II X4 925 Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
MOTHERBOARD: MSI NF750-G55 AM3 DDR3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI Chipset DDR3 ATX w/ Built-in Integrated Graphic Video, HDMI, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB2.0, SATA-II, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PC
MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory
And now the VIDEO card
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1GB 16X PCI Express
specs link http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_gts_250_us.html
XIVS specs on the Nvidia 9600 http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_9600gt_us.html
and here the link to the PC company with the PC im getings full stats if you want to tool around it http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/cart/showcart.aspx?ref=upd
: ) all i need is windows 7 and that wont be hard to get
You broke Mikhalia
Please pay close attention: an nVidia 2xx series video card is going to hose your performance. It's not going to run "very VERY" well. It's barely going to run at all. You'll be lucky to break a 2500 score on the high res benchmark with that card, and 2500 is the bottom of the "will play decently at default settings" bracket. in other words, you're going to be running with settings turned down/fully disabled just to avoid a massive lag fest in high volume areas. And the low res score isn't going to do much better for you.
nVidia 2xx series cards are adequate for FFXIV if that's what you've already got. If you're buying new, they're a waste of money. No budget rig will be running XIV "very VERY" well at release. It's an impossibility. You're either going to pay the money up front for a higher end rig or you're going to be settling for bare bones functionality, and that's just the way it is.
It's not the 2XX part, it's the GTS part. The GTX 2XX series are pretty good (A GTX 260 is rated higher than a Radeon 5770). Obviously the 4XX series are better.
So on the nvidia end, if it doesn't say "GTX", it's not worth buying.
EDIT: I really do need to reemphasize the bottom part of his post though, for any onlookers:
"No budget rig will be running XIV "very VERY" well at release. It's an impossibility."
If you're looking to spend a decent amount of money, you can expect decent performance.
If you're looking to spend A LOT of money, you can expect A LOT of performance.
If you're not looking to spend very much money at all, you will not get very much performance at all.
Always bear this in mind, ESPECIALLY when it comes to video cards and processors: The really inexpensive ones are inexpensive for a reason. The really expensive ones are expensive for a reason. If you could get "very very good performance" from a $100 video card, there would be no market for the $150-500 ones.
I keep saying this... I expect a lot of people who are "looking for a cheap machine to get by until March/until I can afford to upgrade" are going to be EXTREMELY disappointed come release day.
If you bought a system that has a Radeon <4700 or <5600 or a GeForce GT or GTS, you will be one of them. I suggest picking up another title at GameStop so that you have something else to play after FFXIV doesn't work and the store tells you they can't take back opened software. Edited, Jul 8th 2010 3:37am by Mikhalia