I am considering upgrading my PC just to play FFXIV, but I don't want to go crazy. I currently have:
Asus P5NE-SLI with LGA775 socket
8800 GTS 320MB
Core 2 Duo E6600
I am pretty sure this rig isn't going to cut it. I am considering several upgrades.
1. Core2 Quad Q8400 for $170 - Passmark score >3600 and is about the best LGA775 I can find
2. Radeon HD 4870 1GB for $140 - Passmark score >1700 and seems to be the best bang for the buck
3. Upgrade to Win7 64 bit.
4. Increase RAM from 2GB to 4GB. Should I get more? Should I not bother with DDR2 and go right to DDR3? Or will my MoBo not support DDR3?
Thanks in advance for any advice.