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#1 Jul 01 2010 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm looking to buy a new PC desktop in time for ffxiv, and i found one but i want to make sure ffxiv will run well on this and how well.

Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 635(2.9GHz)
Processor Main Features: 64 bit Quad-Core Processor
Cache Per Processor: 4 x 512KB L2 Cache
Memory: 4GB DDR3 1333
Hard Drive: 500GB SATA II
Optical Drive 1: 24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD5770 1GB
Audio: Sound card - Integrated
Ethernet: 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
Power Supply: 700W
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

thank you! :D

#2 Jul 01 2010 at 9:21 PM Rating: Good
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The HD 5770 is a pretty good card. Not sure if the motherboard has two PCIe slots but those cards are very good at running in Crossfire (two cards video cards linked together). So if you ever decided you wanted it to run even better you could simply purchase another HD 5770 and run them in Crossfire mode to gain about 30% performance boost.

The benchmark scores posted by the HD 5770 have been above the playable threshold even on high resolution settings.

#3 Jul 01 2010 at 9:29 PM Rating: Decent
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It's motherboard chipset is AMD 770

I don't really know what that means exactly, but will that be able to do crossfire?

#4 Jul 01 2010 at 9:49 PM Rating: Decent
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You'll be fine. Buying a second card at full price for SLI/Crossfire for only a 30% performance gain is just putting money in nVidia/ATI's pocket. Your decision in the end but not needed. You're ready to go with just the 5770. That's the very card I am getting for my build. Wish they would release server names :/ We need a server thread.
#5 Jul 02 2010 at 7:07 AM Rating: Good
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Crossfire might not make sense from a $ per FPS standpoint, but if you don't have tons of cash to spend on computer upgrades, it could be a good route. What I mean by that is, might pay $160 for a 5770 now, then next year you want a boost to your graphics card, what do you buy? You could spend $180 - which would probably get you up to the same performance as simply adding antoher 5770. So yea, all in all maybe it would have made more sense to buy the $280 card in the first place and generate less heat and consume less power... but if you don't want to spend nearly $300 all at once, then breaking it up into two smaller purchases seperated by a year might make sense.

EDIT: The AMD 770 boards do not support Crossfire apparently. That said, the system you are looking at is certainly capable of running FFXIV decently. Since Crossfire is arguably not worth the bang-for-the-buck, lack of support for Crossfire should not deter you from buying that setup.

Edited, Jul 2nd 2010 8:13am by Mithsavvy
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