Hello FFXIV enthusiusts!
I have been a long time MMORPG sorta guy. I played UO for a while, EQ, FFXI (while waiting for EQ2), EQ2, and then WoW. Overall I've played MMORPG's nearly half of my life (27 years old). Basically since quitting WoW and selling my account with no interest in going back, for my 3rd time a few months back and just playing XBox, I've searched for a new game to play. Having no interest in Starcraft, and no date for Diablo I stumbled upon FFXIV. I've actually been playing FFXI on my xbox for the past month. I imagine XIV will be much better than XI looking at the videos and all that stuff, I'm really stoked and can't wait. I'm still debating on my starting class though.
Anyways, less blabber, more crap. I built this PC back in mid 2008 as my old system was running WoW very craptasticly! I ran the benchmark and scored a 2300 after updating drivers and such. My system is not OC'd at the current time. I know 2300 is perfectly fine to run the game, but I would really enjoy playing on better than mid graphics/details and still get decent FPS.
Here is what I am currently working with (ran WoW at 100+FPS, and 60ish in full 25M raids).
PLATFORM: Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
CASE: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
POWER SUPPLY: Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 650W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply with Three 12V Rails
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
PROCESSOR: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor ADX6400CZBOX
MEMORY: Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KHX6400D2K2/4G
GRAPHICS: MSI NX8800GTS 512M OC GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
HARDDRIVE: Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Ok, so I considered upgrading my RAM, my MB only support DDR2 according to the specs, so I could toss another 4G of the same RAM in there for $90
I can't find another video card, so going SLI with my current card is about out of the question.
Any suggestions on upgrades that would be most beneficial to me? I am on a slight budget, but I am also considering selling this whole system, and possibly building a new one...afterall, this is 2 years old, that is like 1,000 years in computer world.