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#1 Nov 20 2010 at 12:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Hey guys. I've been doing some research lately on PCs since I'm looking to buy a gaming PC. I'm not a very tech-y person, so building a computer from scratch is a bit intimidating for me. So, I've been recommended a few PCs and this seems to be the top choice for now:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227274&cm_re=ibuypower_pc-_-83-227-274-_-Product

I've compared the requirements to those in the FF14 website, and it looks fine to me (although I wouldn't 100% know)

I will now proceed to read the Computer Building Guide sticky'd here, but I wanted input from you guys as well.

Thanks for the suggestions!!
#2 Nov 20 2010 at 12:21 AM Rating: Good
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Yeah it will run just fine.
#3 Nov 20 2010 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
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It will run just fine, however for the same money I could have put a phenom, a 460, and more ram. I would think about building. Much better solution especially if you have a micro center near you.
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#4 Nov 20 2010 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Yep, good price for it, too. They're only making about 200 dollars off it. Ibuypower is a pretty respected name in the PC gaming world, even more so now that Alienware belongs to Dell.
#5 Nov 20 2010 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Thank you very much for the responses so far.

I have taken the advice so far and this is what I've come up with:

(this is from ecollegepc.com)

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1075T 3.0Ghz 6MB Cache FSB 4000MHz HT
Heatsink/fan: Arctic Cooling ACALP64PWM Ultra Quiet Fan/Heatsink
Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 (Radeon HD4290,2xPCI-Ex,6xSATA2,4xDDR3)
Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) PC3 12800 DDR3 1600Mhz Memory Lifetime Warranty
Hard Drive: 500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA300 (Major Brand)
CD/DVD/CDRW: 22X LG SATA Dual Layer DVD+/-RW/CDRW w/Nero
Video Card: 1GB ATI Radeon HD6850 GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI (Major Brand)
Software: None (My college supplies it for free). Going to get Windows 7.
Case: Antec Black Dark Fleet DF-30 (3 5.25, 6 3.5) 4 Fans, Audio/USB
Power Supply: 650watt Antec EarthWatts EA650
Networking: Onboard LAN included
Soundcard: Onboard Sound included
Lights: 12in Blue Neon Light
Wires and Cables neatly tied up away from fans
3 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty

Any suggestions?

Thanks again!
#6 Nov 20 2010 at 7:36 PM Rating: Decent
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ShireRain wrote:
Thank you very much for the responses so far.

I have taken the advice so far and this is what I've come up with:

(this is from ecollegepc.com)

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1075T 3.0Ghz 6MB Cache FSB 4000MHz HT
Heatsink/fan: Arctic Cooling ACALP64PWM Ultra Quiet Fan/Heatsink
Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 (Radeon HD4290,2xPCI-Ex,6xSATA2,4xDDR3)
Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) PC3 12800 DDR3 1600Mhz Memory Lifetime Warranty
Hard Drive: 500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA300 (Major Brand)
CD/DVD/CDRW: 22X LG SATA Dual Layer DVD+/-RW/CDRW w/Nero
Video Card: 1GB ATI Radeon HD6850 GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI (Major Brand)
Software: None (My college supplies it for free). Going to get Windows 7.
Case: Antec Black Dark Fleet DF-30 (3 5.25, 6 3.5) 4 Fans, Audio/USB
Power Supply: 650watt Antec EarthWatts EA650
Networking: Onboard LAN included
Soundcard: Onboard Sound included
Lights: 12in Blue Neon Light
Wires and Cables neatly tied up away from fans
3 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty

Any suggestions?

Thanks again!


if you don't mind spending a couple dollars more I'd get the asus M4A89TD instead, since you are getting a vid card already the built in card is sort of redunant, also, its an 890FX chipset for the TD which has a better power section and two 16X pcie lanes instead of just one. if you ever decide you want to add another vid card, it comes in handy.

also, the PSU is actually pretty good, but I would recomemd something like the corsair CMPSU 650-TX, again, this is for a little more flexibility if you wanted to add to your system.

if you are dead sure you will never add another card, what you have is fine (except I would consider the 89TD mobo)

one more thing, that 12800 memory hardly ever comes in at 1600mgz from the factory, with amd anything over 1333mhz is considered an OC so it normally has to be changed manually in the bios, along with the timings most of the times.
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#7 Nov 21 2010 at 2:12 AM Rating: Decent
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This is actually the same PC I bought from newegg about 3 months ago just for FFXIV. It runs FF14, FF11 and WoW very well.
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#8 Nov 21 2010 at 2:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Why not add 300 dollars.. and go futureproof?

Intel Core i7 950 Processor BX80601950 - 3.06GHz (This sale was at microcenter yesterday.. think its gone by now)
199.99

Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Black Case (with coupon code and current sale)
100.00

Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 X58 ATX Motherboard
199.99

Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
59.99

Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3-1600 (PC-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Memory Kit (Two 2GB Memory Modules)
99.99 >>> 79.99 rebated

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2
69.99

VCGGTX4601XPB-O GeForce GTX 460 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Overclocked Video Card
199.99

Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler
62.00

EDIT

This just happens to be the build I am currently working on for a friend.. hence the handy list I pulled out of nowhere..

If you're looking for a robust build with none of that SSD and raid nonsense.. this is the build for you... practically top of the line.. around 1000 dollars.. and can play any "well coded" game on MAX. It has usb 3.0.. The socket however will be outdated sometime in 2012.. but I doubt anyone can severely "outdate" i7 till at least till late 2012 to 2013 ..

Edited, Nov 21st 2010 3:17am by nick2412

Edited, Nov 21st 2010 3:23am by nick2412

Edited, Nov 21st 2010 3:23am by nick2412
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