So like, are people "now" beginning to catch the drift?
I post spec of my rig, built to play 14 a few months back. Got flamed to **** by folks who want to build """"BUDGET"""" PC's under a grand... yeah, to play this game...
Lol.. but OP gets a thank you now for telling people to go buy GTX 4XX... 3-4 months ago, I mentioned Core i7 Bloomfield being the best bang for your buck. Under $300, for a Core i7 2.66Ghz default, easily OC'ed to 3.66 with only an air cooler... I get sub-defaulted for "recommending" folks with $1500+ builds.
So are we now in agreement that people talking about "budget" PC's for high graphic demanding games are simply... "ill-informed"? It's like you want to take down Russia with just a pistol... yeah it'll kill you some Commies, but it's not going to win you the war. Can you run this sh*t on a Q6600? You probably can. You can most likely also get the game started on a Core2Duo E8400 with a single Nvidia 9800GTX, but are you going to enjoy the game on Low settings?
Anyway, so now I hope people would understand better why I wanna punch baby whales every time I hear "I'm building a budget system for FFXIV." You can't budget sh*t if you need a Core i7, GTX 4xx, 6gb DDR 1600 and a 750W+ sustained PSU with clean rails. Three components alone will cost you over a grand.
I'm not even gonna go into having a 80gb SSD for your OS and games, for faster Read speed... lol I just won't bother...
It's because some people don't like to hear the truth when the truth is inconvenient to them.
Squenix: The settings will be high.
Players: They won't be that high.
Squenix: No, seriously. They're gonna be REALLY high.
Players: Nah, we'll be fine.
Squenix: Here are the settings:
Settings: We require your first born child, the blood of your pet dog, and $50,000 worth of twinkies.
Players: Well, we have a doll, some ketchup, and a Mars Bar. That's cool, right?
Squenix: Here's a benchmark, put your donations in.
Benchmark: RRAARRRGGHHH!!!! FILTHY MORTAL!!! I REJECT THIS PITTANCE!!!
Players: The benchmark lies.
Benchmark: I WILL CONSUME YOUR SOUL!!!!
Players: Okay, well here's TWO cabbage patch kids, a picture of my youngest son, some of my puppy's worm-ridden fecal matter, and a Nestle Crunch. We cool, yo?
Players: YEAH! ALL RIGHT! FFXIV TIME!
Squenix: Shoot us now.
Benchmark: Suicide pact oknp?