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#252 Jul 13 2010 at 6:18 AM Rating: Decent
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what card do you recommend?
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What performance are you hoping for? :P
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#254 Jul 13 2010 at 6:30 AM Rating: Decent
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the best on a budget :P say £100?
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Radeon HD 5750 then. Imo, the best one under $150 (100 pounds). :P
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so, tower case containing :- amd triple core 3.0ghz, 4 gig ddr memory, dvd/rw, 250gb hard drive, radeon hd 5750, windows 7 home premium 64 bit,

would this be ok?
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Based solely on comparing your hardware with other people's who have posted their benchmark scores, I'm going to guess that your system would get about 2300 on the benchmark on low.

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[2000-2499] Slightly Low Performance
Capable of running the game, but may experience some slowdown. Adjust settings to improve performance.


If you're satisfied with that, then sure. :)

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#258 Jul 13 2010 at 4:09 PM Rating: Good
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Radeon HD 5750 then. Imo, the best one under $150 (100 pounds). :P


My system is about 65-75 pounds.
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#259 Jul 13 2010 at 5:23 PM Rating: Good
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My system is about 65-75 pounds.


Lead case?
#260 Jul 13 2010 at 8:44 PM Rating: Decent
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I am in the beta, but it is running really choppy. So here is my stuff, i have about 150-200$ i could spend on a Video Card. I am not a total noob on GPU's just figure some people here might know more than i do what would work the best for XIV.

Windows 7
CPU : Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40ghz, Buss speed is 266.3 mhz, and the FSB is 1065.3 MHz
MoBO: Intel board, one PCI-E slot.
RAM: 4GB DDR2 333mhz RAM.
GPU: NVIDA GEforce 8600GT, 256MB GDDR3, 128bus with, and 675 core MHZ.

I am guessing my GPU is the weak spot, so, with this set up would you would suggest?
Thanks alot for any help :)
#261 Jul 14 2010 at 2:42 AM Rating: Good
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My system is about 65-75 pounds.


Lead case?


Eh, maybe it's less and I overestimated. I haven't technically weighed the thing. ATX Full tower, solid metal; it's pretty **** heavy.

Edited, Jul 14th 2010 4:42am by Mikhalia
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Radiozero wrote:
I am in the beta, but it is running really choppy. So here is my stuff, i have about 150-200$ i could spend on a Video Card. I am not a total noob on GPU's just figure some people here might know more than i do what would work the best for XIV.

Windows 7
CPU : Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40ghz, Buss speed is 266.3 mhz, and the FSB is 1065.3 MHz
MoBO: Intel board, one PCI-E slot.
RAM: 4GB DDR2 333mhz RAM.
GPU: NVIDA GEforce 8600GT, 256MB GDDR3, 128bus with, and 675 core MHZ.

I am guessing my GPU is the weak spot, so, with this set up would you would suggest?
Thanks alot for any help :)


for that i'd probably get a radeon 5830 at the top end of your budget. you can get a saphhire 1 for example for $200. or for $40-50 less you can get a 5770. but you'l get nearer to high settings with the 5830.

yeah the q6600 is still a pretty good processor and as games are becoming more threaded the lower clockspeed becomes less of an issue - if your motherboard will allow you, might be worth overclocking to 3 ghz or so though.

Edited, Jul 14th 2010 5:55am by jamiehavok
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Hey all,

Coming home from deployment shortly after the PC release and I want to build a gaming PC so I can join in on the fun. This would be my first build, so any input from you guys would be great. Here is what I am looking at:

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131614

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225

HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

Disk Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106335

CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Obviously I am missing the Video Card, I am thinking about getting an ATI 5870. Which brand is the best for Video cards? Please share any thoughts. :)
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#264 Jul 14 2010 at 7:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Hey guys, needed a rebuild anyway, so this kicks me into action.

Current Specs:

Operating system: Windows XP Pro SP3
Processor: Intel Core 2 CPU 6420 @ 2.13 GHz (2 CPU's)
RAM: 4GB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT @ 1024MB
HDD: Samsung 300GB HD

Any of this worth keeping?

Also I scored like 800, just running it again in a sec.

ps: When the guy was talking about pounds, he was talking about GBP (the British currency) lmfao.

Edit 1: Added 800 score
Edit 2: Added 'ps'
Edit 3: Tweaked video card, got 944 :(

Edited, Jul 14th 2010 9:45am by Babbler

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Babbler wrote:
Current Specs:

Operating system: Windows XP Pro SP3
Processor: Intel Core 2 CPU 6420 @ 2.13 GHz (2 CPU's)
RAM: 4GB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT @ 1024MB
HDD: Samsung 300GB HD

Any of this worth keeping?


The only things you need to upgrade are the CPU and video card. Any maybe the power supply.


Babbler wrote:
ps: When the guy was talking about pounds, he was talking about GBP (the British currency) lmfao.


They know. They were just joking. :)
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#266 Jul 14 2010 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Lost on me ;)

Thanks for your help :)


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The only things you need to upgrade are the CPU and video card. Any maybe the power supply.


These do?


Asus P7P55D-E LX LGA1156 Motherboard + Intel Core i5 750 Processor

Coolermaster Elite 330 Case with 620W PSU - 2x SATA 12cm Fan

Sapphire Technology ATI Radeon 5770 HD 1GB PCI-Express 2.1 x16 HDMI

Edited, Jul 14th 2010 3:04pm by Babbler
#267 Jul 14 2010 at 4:52 PM Rating: Good
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My system is about 65-75 pounds.


Lead case?


Eh, maybe it's less and I overestimated. I haven't technically weighed the thing. ATX Full tower, solid metal; it's pretty **** heavy.

Edited, Jul 14th 2010 4:42am by Mikhalia


My case is a big fatty too. Cold Rolled Steel, Antec (I believe) case. Huge, lots of room, great cooling.... but God help me if I ever want to take it to a LAN party lol.
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I have a question concerning cards. I know this might not be the place (I should be on Tom's forums for this I think) but I thought since it is for this game and benchmark. Here are my 2 scores and specs:

Phenom 2 965 @ 3.9
4gb ddr3 1333
HIS HD 5770 128bit 1gb ddr5

Score (low onry): 4389

Phenom 2 965 @ 3.9
4gb ddr3 1333
Gigabyte HD 5830 256bit 1gb ddr5

Score: 4452?


I wasn't expecting a huge boost in performance, but I **** sure was expecting to see a larger difference on the benchmark than 63 points. I surpassed that with a very slight OC on the 5770.

Does this seem normal? If so, I will assume that the 5830 is not the best bang for your buck @ $200 (the his is 149 @ newegg right now)
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Hello, I have been reading this thread for a while as I am am trying to create a PC that can run FFXIV with at least meduim settings.

I'm not good enough to build my own, but have been using websites to customise my own PC.

I'm happy enough with the CPU, GPU and RAM, but my question is what power supply do I need?

Is 600w enough for this set-up?

CPU Intel Core i5 750 (4 x 2.66GHz) 8MB
Motherboard Asus P7P55-M (Intel P55)
Memory Corsair 4GB XMS3 PC3-12800 1600MHz (2x2GB) - Lifetime Warranty (DDR3)
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 - 1 GB - 2xDVI/VGA/mHDMI (Zotac)
Power Supply Cooler Master 600W Pro M Modular - Silent

Would this lot work together ok?
#270 Jul 14 2010 at 6:01 PM Rating: Good
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God help me if I ever want to take it to a LAN party lol.


Don't worry, Blizzard thought of you lugging that case around and pulled LAN from SC2, so you wouldn't have to endure it.
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God help me if I ever want to take it to a LAN party lol.


Don't worry, Blizzard thought of you lugging that case around and pulled LAN from SC2, so you wouldn't have to endure it.


You've just taken the removal of a popular, positive feature in a game that would benefit from the feature, and described it in a way that makes it sound like the removal of the feature is doing the customer a favor.

Are you in marketing, by any chance? :)
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Ok so i went out and got a video card, a ATI RADEON HD 5750, and still got a low score.
my score was 1378....wtf!

Windows 7
CPU : Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40ghz, Buss speed is 266.3 mhz, and the FSB is 1065.3 MHz
MoBO: Intel board, one PCI-E slot.
RAM: 4GB DDR2 333mhz RAM.
GPU: ATI RADEON HD 5750

what do i do :(

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Ok so i went out and got a video card, a ATI RADEON HD 5750, and still got a low score.
my score was 1378....wtf!

Windows 7
CPU : Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40ghz, Buss speed is 266.3 mhz, and the FSB is 1065.3 MHz
MoBO: Intel board, one PCI-E slot.
RAM: 4GB DDR2 333mhz RAM.
GPU: ATI RADEON HD 5750

what do i do :(



That RAM jumps out at me. Unless that was a typo, DDR2 333 is terribad. The processor could stand to be improved if you wanted, but is is pretty good.

Were you running the benchmark on low or high? If you were running it on high, try running it on low. I'd definitely look into upgrading your RAM though; may involve a motherboard upgrade.

EDIT: Also, is that 5750 a 512 MB 5750 or a 1 GB 5750? If it's 512, I'd suggest taking it back and getting something else, at least a 1 GB 5750, possibly a 1 GB 5770. Still, the RAM is a massive bottleneck. The motherboard may or may not be; if it's old and your motherboard's PCI-Express slot is only PCI-E 1.0, it could definitely use an upgrade.

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#274 Jul 14 2010 at 8:36 PM Rating: Decent
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The GPU is 1GB.

how do i know if i have PCI-e 2.0?

I have PC2-5300 (333mhz) ram. For slots, 1GB each. I guess that mhz speed is kinda low.

Thanks alot for your help, this game is the only game i want to play, and it's depressing me it's so hard to paly it
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ok im still trying to throw some parts together for my build, So any ammendments i need to do to this?

AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
4Gig DDR Mem
GTX 460 768mb gddr5
windows 7 home 64 bit

Im only looking on running the game smoothly thanks ^^

Edited, Jul 15th 2010 3:35am by widnes
#276 Jul 15 2010 at 6:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Ive been seeing alot of links to a website called newegg, seems to be the place to buy your pc hardware. For me my problem is they dont ship to the UK, is there any other websites compareable to newegg that are either based in or ship to the UK? Thanks.
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For the UK, I recommend DABS, I have always bought my bits off them:

dabs review

Just read that review and hit that link at the bottom.

The other choice is ebuyer.com, but they have terrible customer support.

Edited, Jul 15th 2010 9:25am by Babbler
#278 Jul 15 2010 at 9:33 AM Rating: Decent
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I think the more i try to understand computers the more confused i get, all these different models/cores/pins/slots whatever is just going straight over my head lol. Im trying to build a PC from scratch and this is what ive come up with so far, im looking to spend around £700 maybe abit more if i manage to flog my laptop.

Processor: £128.99 AMD PHENOM II X4 955 3.2GHZ BLACK SKT AM3 L2/L3 8MB 12

Graphics: £149.98 GeForce GTX 460 768MB PCI-Express 2.0 DVI HDMI

Motherboard: £70.41 Asus AM3 AMD 785G ATX DDR3

Memory: £102.50 Crucial 4GBKIT (2GBx2) 240PIN DDR3 PC3-8500 NON ECC

Case: £43.24 Antec Three Hundred Case Black

Cooler: £16.74 QuietPC Ultra Quiet 120mm Flexible Cooling Fan

Which comes to a total of £511.

Now afew questions...
1) Im missing Power, Hardrive and Optical because i have no clue, could someone pont me in the right direction?
2) Are any of my choices completely retarded? Be honest, ill openly admit i know nothing about computers.
3) Are these parts compatable with each other?
4) Should this setup be viable, how would you expect it to run FFXIV? Low settings/Medium/High.

Thanks in advance.
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Now afew questions...
1) Im missing Power, Hardrive and Optical because i have no clue, could someone pont me in the right direction?
2) Are any of my choices completely retarded? Be honest, ill openly admit i know nothing about computers.
3) Are these parts compatable with each other?
4) Should this setup be viable, how would you expect it to run FFXIV? Low settings/Medium/High.


With that setup you still have some money left over, and for the money it would probably be worth it to move up to the 1GB Nvidia 460.

As far as power goes, you will be fine using a 460W power supply, just make sure when you are looking at them that they have a 6 pin PCI-E connector. For hard drives, 7,200 rpm drives might help your load times, and then just buy as big of one as you need / can afford. Optical drives are a dime a dozen, unless you want to be able to play blue rays, then you might have to spend a little more.

Everything you have is compatible so far.

We won't really know much about in game performance until the NDA lifts, but others have seen good scores on the benchmark with similar systems.
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ok im still trying to throw some parts together for my build, So any ammendments i need to do to this?

AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
4Gig DDR Mem
GTX 460 768mb gddr5
windows 7 home 64 bit

Im only looking on running the game smoothly thanks ^^

Edited, Jul 15th 2010 3:35am by widnes


This already looks great. :)

Do you plan to overclock your CPU/GPU, though?
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Hows this for s $500 build?? Already have Hard Drive, BluRay Drive and Windows 7 64bit

Case
39.99 COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Mobo
55.99 ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
GPU
154.99 SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX
Power Supply
39.99 COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-500-PCAR-A3 500W ATX12V V2.3 Power Supply
Ram
95.98 Crucial 4GB 2(2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit
CPU
84.99 AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W
Cooler
29.99 Cooler Master Hyper TX3

Total with tax 501.92

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Hows this for s $500 build?? Already have Hard Drive, BluRay Drive and Windows 7 64bit

Case
39.99 COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Mobo
55.99 ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
GPU
154.99 SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX
Power Supply
39.99 COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-500-PCAR-A3 500W ATX12V V2.3 Power Supply
Ram
95.98 Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit
CPU
84.99 AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W
Cooler
29.99 Cooler Master Hyper TX3

Total with tax 501.92



Highly recommended: Upgrade the PSU to at least a 550W. Throw in at least 1 more Gb of ram.

Recommended: Upgrade the CPU to a quad core.

Edit: spelling

Edited, Jul 15th 2010 11:36am by Threx
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Hehe was supposed to be 4Gigs of Ram, typo there. If I'm lucky there's usually a 50/50 shot at opening the dormant core while OCing so I'll see what I can do.
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I have no idea how to activate dormant cores, nor do I know the advantages/disadvantages over stock 4-cores, so I won't comment on that. :)
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#285 Jul 15 2010 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent
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With that setup you still have some money left over, and for the money it would probably be worth it to move up to the 1GB Nvidia 460.

As far as power goes, you will be fine using a 460W power supply, just make sure when you are looking at them that they have a 6 pin PCI-E connector. For hard drives, 7,200 rpm drives might help your load times, and then just buy as big of one as you need / can afford. Optical drives are a dime a dozen, unless you want to be able to play blue rays, then you might have to spend a little more.


Ill post what i come up with since i never have any confidence in my own choices lol.

Best Value 600W Gold PSU 12cm 24-Pin 600U

Samsung SE-S084C/TSBS Slim External DVDRW Black

Western Digital 1TB Caviar Blue SATA 7200 32MB

Also upgraded graphics.

GeForce GTX 460 1GB PCI-Express 2.0 HDMI (Sonic)

Id rather not spend any more than this if possible, also once again are these compatable with the rest?
One last question, would i need to buy Win7 aswell? Ive always bought pre built computers in the past.
Thanks again.
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Ill post what i come up with since i never have any confidence in my own choices lol.

Best Value 600W Gold PSU 12cm 24-Pin 600U

Samsung SE-S084C/TSBS Slim External DVDRW Black

Western Digital 1TB Caviar Blue SATA 7200 32MB

Also upgraded graphics.

GeForce GTX 460 1GB PCI-Express 2.0 HDMI (Sonic)

Id rather not spend any more than this if possible, also once again are these compatable with the rest?
One last question, would i need to buy Win7 aswell? Ive always bought pre built computers in the past.
Thanks again.


I'd recommend downgrading your HD (you only really need 1Tb if you have a gazillion hours of ****) and use that extra cash for a better PSU. 600W is alright, but if you plan on any kind of overclocking, you're gonna need more than that.
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#287 Jul 15 2010 at 11:45 AM Rating: Good
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I'd recommend downgrading your HD (you only really need 1Tb if you have a gazillion hours of ****) and use that extra cash for a better PSU. 600W is alright, but if you plan on any kind of overclocking, you're gonna need more than that.


He would have to be doing some serious over clocking to need more than 600W, and judging by his comments he's probably not planning on it anyway.

Also that's an external DVD drive, you will probably want to look for an internal one.
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First, I just wanna thanks every computer builders, people making comments, analyzing and suggesting all over the FF XIV forums. For me and many more, even if we ask a lot of questions and, sometimes, are not the best listener and all-knowing afterward, you have the patience to answer us through. So here's another question, and, even if it's still another "opinion" post, I really think I finally see some light at the end of the tunnel. Bear with me a little more please :).


Well, after some days (weeks) of reading, browsing Newegg, Dell and stuff. I've actually found a perfect store near me (well, 90 miles not too far when there's almost free shipping). Even so, I am still torn between some builds. They are designed to play FF XVI and his expansions (well I think, see end of post). I want to possibly go higher than 5000 on the benchmark on Low, and 3000 on high.

1st build
Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2
i5-750 @ 3.4 ghz (OC)
GTX 470 1280 DDR5 or ATI Rad. HD 5850 (whichever is best)
Seagate HDD 250g SATA 2(IMO, don't need more than that for FF or WoW (I play both))
4 GB RAM
PSU 550W
Win 7 64

1268 $ (GTX 470) or 1229$ (Radeon HD5850)


2nd build
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R
i7-920 @ 3.33 ghz (OC)
ATI Radeaon HD5770
Seagate HDD 250g SATA 24 GB RAMPSU 480WWin 7 64
4 GB RAM
PSU 480W (probably upgrade to 550W)

1342 $ (5770)



Seriously, I am very tempted with the first build, more than the second. But, I am still anxious about the motherboard longevity. Even though I plan to play FF XIV and his future expansion then retire my gaming days afterward, I really wonder if i5-750 and his Mobo are a good choice for 3-5 years, compared to the i7. I probably fear that future expansions asks more than what the first build could handle (i5 and mobo I mean). Also I am still wondering which one is more powerful GTX 470 or Radeon HD 5850. Such difficult choices...To summarize, it's cheap and powerful, but I think it lacks some kind of longevity.

As for the 2nd build, I know the 5770 is the "worst" part. But since everything else is still pretty good and can handle a few year, I could wait and buy a better video card in time. I don't think it will reach 5000 on benchmark on Low, but I think a 4000-4500 is more respectable until I switch the 5770. It's also pretty much costly (IMO) than the first build.

Any opinion on this is very appreciated.

EDIT: small correction.
EDIT 2 : Added HD 5850 to 1st build

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As for the 2nd build, I know the 5770 is the "worst" part. But since everything else is still pretty good and can handle a few year, I could wait and buy a better video card in time. I don't think it will reach 5000 on benchmark on Low, but I think a 4000-4500 is more respectable until I switch the 5770. It's also pretty much costly (IMO) than the first build.



I'm fairly certain you'll be close to 4500 on low settings with a 5770 and an i7. I hit 4300+ with a 965 quad OC'd to 3.9 and a cheaper HIS 5770 ($149).
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ok im still trying to throw some parts together for my build, So any ammendments i need to do to this?

AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
4Gig DDR Mem
GTX 460 768mb gddr5
windows 7 home 64 bit

Im only looking on running the game smoothly thanks ^^


I read somewhere that you could get the 1GB version of that card for about +$20 and that it is well worth it.
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Hey everyone! I am looking for some peeps smarter than I that can give me an idea of what settings I would be able to run and what benchmark score I could achieve with the following build. While I am capable of building I am not on the up and up with current info. Still not sure about GPU as I prefer Nvidia but willing to do ATI if it's better for comparable price.

CPU 159.99$
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz

PSU 50.00$
850W

GPU 124.99$
GIGABYTE GV-N250-1GI GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3

Case 89.99$
Thermaltake Armor A90 Black Steel

HDD 48.99$
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 320GB 7200 RPM

MOBO 89.99$
GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

RAM 104.99$
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Monitor 229.00$
SAMSUNG P2450H Rose Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

Grand Total: $897.94


Thanks for any input!! \

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#292 Jul 16 2010 at 9:10 AM Rating: Decent
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hey clever people, I'm looking to get my computer ready for FFXIV and I was wondering if you could help, please! =3

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ (2 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce8600 GT
RAM: 3070MB (4gb?)

My monitor's fairly standard, but I recently got a 32" HD TV which I'm planning on using to play, so doubtless I'll need a new graphics card (among other things?) to plug in both my monitor & TV.

I scored 507 on the Benchmark with a load time of 36172ms, which from the couple of figures I've seen through this thread looks pretty crappy.

I'm not looking to spend (much) more than £100 or so on a graphics card, so do you guys have any suggestions on what to get, and if I'll need anything else? =3

thanks very much!

edit: how's this? http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/bfg-nvidia-geforce-gt-220-pci-e-graphics-card-04810383-pdt.html it specifies it'll connect to my TV, but I've seen better ones which don't specify but I guess it's implied? thanks again for any help! =)

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#293 Jul 16 2010 at 9:29 AM Rating: Good
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GPU 124.99$
GIGABYTE GV-N250-1GI GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3


That video card is going to be your bottleneck. I have the same video card with an older processor and I max out at about 2500.
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1st build
Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2
i5-750 @ 3.4 ghz (OC)
GTX 470 1280 DDR5 or ATI Rad. HD 5850 (whichever is best)
Seagate HDD 250g SATA 2(IMO, don't need more than that for FF or WoW (I play both))
4 GB RAM
PSU 550W
Win 7 64

1268 $ (GTX 470) or 1229$ (Radeon HD5850)


2nd build
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R
i7-920 @ 3.33 ghz (OC)
ATI Radeaon HD5770
Seagate HDD 250g SATA 24 GB RAMPSU 480WWin 7 64
4 GB RAM
PSU 480W (probably upgrade to 550W)

1342 $ (5770)


I'd go with the first one for sure.
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Hey everyone! I am looking for some peeps smarter than I that can give me an idea of what settings I would be able to run and what benchmark score I could achieve with the following build. While I am capable of building I am not on the up and up with current info. Still not sure about GPU as I prefer Nvidia but willing to do ATI if it's better for comparable price.

GPU 124.99$
GIGABYTE GV-N250-1GI GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3


Everything looks good except that. If you want a Geforce, go with the GTX 460 or higher. If you want a Radeon, go with at least the 5770.
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Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ (2 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce8600 GT
RAM: 3070MB (4gb?)

I'm not looking to spend (much) more than £100 or so on a graphics card, so do you guys have any suggestions on what to get, and if I'll need anything else? =3


If you have a budget of about $150, go with the Radeon HD 5770.

You're gonna definitely want to upgrade your CPU, too.

And 3070Mb of ram is 3Gb. :)
1Gb = 1000Mb
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And 3070Mb of ram is 3Gb. :)
1Gb = 1000Mb


1GB = 1024MB Smiley: tongue

Edited, Jul 16th 2010 2:58pm by Lamnethx
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Stop confusing them with too-complex numbers. :P
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If I go with Radeon over the Nvidea it seems like I should go with a 5830?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125317&cm_re=5830-_-14-125-317-_-Product

Also if I did this or the GTX470 where do you think my benchmark score wil be at? I don't want to spend money now just to have to upgrade. I want high settings and smooth framerate.

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If I go with Radeon over the Nvidea it seems like I should go with a 5830?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125317&cm_re=5830-_-14-125-317-_-Product

Also if I did this or the GTX470 where do you think my benchmark score wil be at? I don't want to spend money now just to have to upgrade. I want high settings and smooth framerate.

Ty


Phenom II X4 955 + 5830 should give you 3000+ on high settings easily.
Phenom II X4 955 + GTX 470 should give you 3500+ on high settings easily.

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Phenom II X4 955 + 5830 should give you 3000+ on high settings easily.
Phenom II X4 955 + GTX 470 should give you 3500+ on high settings easily.


For the price would it be better to SLI GTS 250? A solid GTS 250 is about 119$ and a 270 is about 300$.

Edited, Jul 16th 2010 6:23pm by AstallGH
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