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#1 Dec 12 2010 at 8:04 PM Rating: Default
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I normally don't do this. But at this point, Im pretty **** desperate. I have a rig that runs just fine. I need to now get my lady one since the ps3 delay is pushing my (and her) limitations of patience over the edge.

This looks like a killer deal. Yes, it's rock bottom specs, the GPU is crap, but with the new options to kill background textures, i feel it will at least run it.

My issue it that it all looks too **** good to be true. Can anyone see a reason why this would fail to perform?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7069771&csid=ITD&body=MAIN

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#2 Dec 12 2010 at 8:15 PM Rating: Good
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One thing I'm noticing is that it gives no mention of the motherboard having a PCI Express 2.0 slot for the 2.0 card you are buying. You may want to confirm that before your purchase, otherwise your graphics speed will be slightly hindered.

I'm also, personally, a little leery of Sparkle brand cards. I've had a total of 5 over the past six years and two burned out on me. Check the customer reviews on the card specifically. Other than that, it looks like you have a decent medium-quality machine for FFXIV. (And pretty decent for most other games too!)

Refer to Osarion's post as well, as he has a good bit of info on the hardware subject.
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#3 Dec 12 2010 at 8:21 PM Rating: Decent
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I would try out the GPU you get with it, but I bet you're going to want to replace the graphics card with like gtx460 $129 after rebate on newegg, and powersupply would be my other concern. Other then that should run fine if you tweak settings.


Edited, Dec 12th 2010 9:23pm by XellossM
#4 Dec 12 2010 at 8:24 PM Rating: Good
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Darkm0d wrote:
Can anyone see a reason why this would fail to perform?


it's rock bottom specs, the GPU is crap
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#5 Dec 12 2010 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Nvidia's website labels the Geforce 210 with 16 cuda cores. I seriously doubt that would even cover the minimum requirement.

2 gigs of ddr2 800mhz ram isn't good.

The PC looks more like there trying to sell out dated technology.
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#6 Dec 12 2010 at 8:25 PM Rating: Good
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As a rule of thumb, of course, "you get what you pay for." But seriously, these specs are worse than my old rig, which barely ran the game on the lowest settings.

Here are a few things off the top of my head which will hurt you:

- only 2GB of RAM
- Low RAM clock speed
- GeForce 210? They make those? (Maybe the biggest issue...)
- Phenom 9850 is an old, old CPU. My Core 2 Quad was barely serviceable and clocked in the 3.GHz range (I also had a GeForce 8800GTs at the time)
- "Low Power" hard drive implies to me a slow spindle, which is not going to help

You'd be running 1024x768 windowed with A/O off, DoF off, no multisampling, windowed resolution, etc etc. And still maybe get 30fps tops.

I seriously would not expect this rig to run the game.
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#7 Dec 12 2010 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
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What's the most your really to spend on a new computer?
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#8 Dec 12 2010 at 8:50 PM Rating: Decent
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It upsets me that I have to spend anything at all. I bought my ps3 just for FFXIV. When I heard it would not be released cross-platform, and PC only I had to scramble to build a PC that would run the game, which I did.

All the while I ignored the fact that I could not play with my lady, it sucked, but meh. It would be out on PS3 with a confirmed date. This "delayed indefinitely" crap scares the **** out of me. Knowing SE, it could be a long time till we see a PS3 release, I'm just tired of waiting.

The most is around $400 (No os / monitor needed) if possible. I just hate that I'm buying a pc for nothing but the game. After ps3 release, I wont need it and it will have lost a ton of value.

Edited, Dec 12th 2010 9:54pm by Darkm0d
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#9 Dec 12 2010 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
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you might want also think about its ability to upgrade.
with all last-generation component it has, it is nearly impossible to upgrade this to a reasonable level unless a complete overhaul.

e.g. If you change the GPU, the PSU will mostly can't make up for it, and bottleneck will also exsit somewhere else.
If you change CPU to the current generation, you will mostly need a new MB, thus new RAM.

that is nearly everything except drives.
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#10 Dec 12 2010 at 9:07 PM Rating: Decent
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If you can get the game to run on this you won't enjoy it. Also you will be stuck with it because of the older gen parts. Better to spend a bit more and get something you won't want to smash in 2 weeks. That's my opinion on it.
#11 Dec 12 2010 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
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this seems like a great thread to ask if my system will have any luck running ffxiv since i do not understand a lot about this type of thing.

i have a Compaq presario rs5505f its prolly 4-5 years old and 2nd cheapest one best buy had at the time

all i have done with it is add a 2gb ram stick? i think that's what it is called. but it has ran ffxi with only a little bit of lag in dynamis, wow even tho i don't like to admit i played wow, aion, runes of magic, lotro, and a few other games with no real issues as long as i turn the graphic settings down to minimum. do you think i will even be able to play ffxiv? i do not really care about grafics to much i just want good game to play and i miss FF.
#12 Dec 12 2010 at 10:37 PM Rating: Decent
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If it's 4-5 years old and 2nd cheapest one best buy had at the time then most likely no. But would need to know your cpu and gpu to know.
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#13 Dec 12 2010 at 10:47 PM Rating: Decent
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madhatt3r wrote:
If it's 4-5 years old and 2nd cheapest one best buy had at the time then most likely no. But would need to know your cpu and gpu to know.



i dont really know what cpu and gpu mean i can type out what it on the front of my pc tho

it says

AMD Athlon X2 4200 dual-core processor

memory- 1024 mb

hard drive 160gb

graphics- NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE graphics

and i took out a 1gb ram and put in a 2gb so its at 3gb ram

i dont know if that info helps but its all it says on it, i just really want to play this game but don't have money to buy a new PC




Edited, Dec 12th 2010 11:47pm by elevens
#14 Dec 12 2010 at 10:48 PM Rating: Decent
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elevens wrote:
this seems like a great thread to ask if my system will have any luck running ffxiv since i do not understand a lot about this type of thing.

i have a Compaq presario rs5505f its prolly 4-5 years old and 2nd cheapest one best buy had at the time

all i have done with it is add a 2gb ram stick? i think that's what it is called. but it has ran ffxi with only a little bit of lag in dynamis, wow even tho i don't like to admit i played wow, aion, runes of magic, lotro, and a few other games with no real issues as long as i turn the graphic settings down to minimum. do you think i will even be able to play ffxiv? i do not really care about grafics to much i just want good game to play and i miss FF.

Compaq presario rs5505f
* Desktop PC with 2.2 GHz AMD Athlon X2 4200 dual core processor, 1MB L2 cache
* 1024 MB PC2 6400 DDR2 SDRAM memory 1x1024MB, expandable to 4GB, 160 GB 7200RPM SATA hard drive
* NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE graphics with TurboCache with 128MB dedicated graphics memory
* SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology
* Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium, dims in inches: 16.77 L x 6.67 W x 14.85 H/D approx., 21.25 lbs. Approx.

no way this rig can run FF14.
anyway, if you actually have the computer, you should run the benchmark before asking here.

P.S. A 1+2GB ram might actually work slower than a 2x1GB.

Edited, Dec 12th 2010 8:50pm by timmyofalex
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#15 Dec 12 2010 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
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timmyofalex wrote:
elevens wrote:
this seems like a great thread to ask if my system will have any luck running ffxiv since i do not understand a lot about this type of thing.

i have a Compaq presario rs5505f its prolly 4-5 years old and 2nd cheapest one best buy had at the time

all i have done with it is add a 2gb ram stick? i think that's what it is called. but it has ran ffxi with only a little bit of lag in dynamis, wow even tho i don't like to admit i played wow, aion, runes of magic, lotro, and a few other games with no real issues as long as i turn the graphic settings down to minimum. do you think i will even be able to play ffxiv? i do not really care about grafics to much i just want good game to play and i miss FF.

Compaq presario rs5505f
* Desktop PC with 2.2 GHz AMD Athlon X2 4200 dual core processor, 1MB L2 cache
* 1024 MB PC2 6400 DDR2 SDRAM memory 1x1024MB, expandable to 4GB, 160 GB 7200RPM SATA hard drive
* NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE graphics with TurboCache with 128MB dedicated graphics memory
* SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology
* Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium, dims in inches: 16.77 L x 6.67 W x 14.85 H/D approx., 21.25 lbs. Approx.

no way this rig can run FF14.
anyway, if you actually have the computer, you should run the benchmark before asking here.

P.S. A 1+2GB ram might actually work slower than a 2x1GB.

Edited, Dec 12th 2010 8:50pm by timmyofalex





downloading the benchmark test now, sorry was not aware they had this test or i would not have posted here
#16 Dec 12 2010 at 11:12 PM Rating: Decent
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did the benchmark test and i think i heard people talking then a door open and someone walking around but the screen stayed black so im guessing i failed >< that sucks looks like no ffxiv for me
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