Right now I'm using a Dell XPS m1710 laptop that has served me well over the past few years, but coming into the release of Final Fantasy XIV I am pretty sure that it is not going to live up to the needs of the game. I've read over the requirements and seem to meet most of the specs, but don't think (from what I hear) that it will run very well/at all.
My specs are as follows
Windows Vista 32bit
Dual Core 2
GeForce GO 7950GTX - 512mb Video - 760mb Shared
This, again, has lasted me for a long while and has not let me down with a lot of things (Benchmarking some games like FF11 with Ridic numbers). My first question would be that if I were to purchase this game on the 22nd (Yes the CE) and installed it onto this PC, would I be able to play the game (even on relatively low specs) without to much trouble, or would it be like trying to get a baby to operate heavy machinery effectively?
My other question would be (after skimming through the PC building thread) regards a PC that I came across looking through FutureShop. I don't want to drop to much coin on a new PC (desktop) and just want something that will Benchmark FFXIV with decently high numbers.
=> The PC is this one here: http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/acer-acer-aspire-amd-athlon-ii-x4-635-quad-core-computer-am3400-e2212-am3400-e2212/10145432.aspx?path=c039b45f0e1de22410c1852dc2b0b9dfen02
It's pretty much bare bones, but comes with a QuadCore Processor, and 4GB of RAM (Which can be upped I believe if need be, but still more then enough to handle the game) it also comes with Windows 7 64bit. Now, I was planning on putting in one of the GeForce GTX 400 series (which I believe is 1GB) into the machine for a stand alone video card.
This question is whether or not this would work, or whether it would just be a waste of money/effort.
Thank you very much for any input.
Edited, Sep 6th 2010 11:17pm by caliburx02