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#1 Oct 22 2010 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Hi guys.

I guess it's safe to say from some of the reviews that this game still needs work, but I realize that and would still like to be there 'from the beginning' so I want to give it a go now rather than wait for endless patches. Plus I'm probably going to become unemployed soon so I may as well find something to pass the time :P

It's time to upgrade my PC then. I have around £150 pounds to spend (that is roughly $300 I think) Currently I'm running:

Radeon 4850 series graphics card and a an old dual core athlon 64 x2 processor with a couple of gbs of ram on the motherboard. I can afford to upgrade the card or the processor.

What would you recommend I spend my money on to run XIV? Currently I'm clocking a crap 2200 approx on the test program.
#2 Oct 22 2010 at 11:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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Don't upgrade, you'll be fine running the game at low graphical settings. First, I wouldn't sink any more money into an old system. Second, if you're soon to be unemployed, save your money for more important things.
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#3 Oct 22 2010 at 12:21 PM Rating: Good
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AngusX wrote:
Don't upgrade, you'll be fine running the game at low graphical settings. First, I wouldn't sink any more money into an old system. Second, if you're soon to be unemployed, save your money for more important things.

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I don't wish to sound rude, but if your about to lose your job and need something to pass the time...
How about save the money that you currently have and look for another job?

You can worry about the things you want after you take care of the things you need. =)

And as AngusX pointed out, you shouldnt have any problem playing this game with your current setup, just don't expect to be maxing out any settings. ;)

Edited, Oct 22nd 2010 2:23pm by Faaeng
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#4 Oct 22 2010 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks all, as long as it shudders along not too painfully I guess I'll try it as it is. Want to register for the extra days before the offer runs out. I realize there's a lack of content yet, but always wanted to try a little sandbox fantasy mmo crafting, poor gui non withstanding.

and as for the job: I got a little money saved until a C.V. hits gold.. hopefully :) Still, nice to be saved some cash. Ty.
#5 Oct 22 2010 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Norrel wrote:
Thanks all, as long as it shudders along not too painfully I guess I'll try it as it is. Want to register for the extra days before the offer runs out. I realize there's a lack of content yet, but always wanted to try a little sandbox fantasy mmo crafting, poor gui non withstanding.

and as for the job: I got a little money saved until a C.V. hits gold.. hopefully :) Still, nice to be saved some cash. Ty.


just save up more and upgrade later :) 1 big upgrade every 2 years will be better than 2 little upgrades every 2 years (technology progress fast but higher end stuff holds value pretty well, example: 2 years ago: GTO 9600 was around $100 and GTX 280 was $200, and now gtx280 can run the game pretty well while gto 9600 can't get past 1600 on the benchmark...
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