I've seen a number of posts here from people who want (or need) a new PC to play FFXIV on. I'll just assume that they'd want to continue to do everyday things on it too. I'll also assume that if it can handle FFXIV then doing everyday things (ie E-mail, surfing, video etc) shouldn't be a problem.
Obviously by all my assumptions you can tell I'm not much for PC building, and we can pretend that they aren't either. Personally I'll be (sadly) waiting till it's out of PS3, cause I don't think I'll be upgrading my system anytime soon...
Finally my point. Recommend an out of the box ready PC for those not tech savy enough to custom build a rig. I see the topics about each part by itself, but I haven't seen one that just puts it as simple as "This is what you should buy, and here is how much it costs"
I tried to look at what I thought would be a good rig and here is what I came up with:
Intel® Core™ i7-860 Processor1 2.8GHz with Turbo Boost2 Technology up to 3.46GHz (8MB L3 Cache)7
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)8
16GB DDR3 Dual-Channel 1333MHz Memory9
4 DDR3 Slots Total (0 Slots Available)
1.5TB 7200RPM SATA hard drive4
ATI Radeon™ HD5850 Graphics card with 1GB of Discrete Video Memory9
Blu-ray Disc™ 4X BD-ROM / DVD-SuperMulti Drive and 16X DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti Drive
750W Power Supply
Expensive? Yes. Worth it? I have no clue, I'm not a PC gamer :)