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#1 Mar 27 2011 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Sorry for posting yet another thread on this but each and every time I find one with info helpful to me, it just ends up in some competition about who's digital ***** is bigger.

I've been planning on building a new PC for a while now and I'd like to play FFXIV on it as I've been a fan of all the games and played them all my life.

Can some of you guys 'in the know' give me your opinions on this rig? I dont want a resolution so high Id need compound eyes to see the benefit of, I just want it to run smoothly with a decent FPS.

Mobo: ASUS Crosshair IV formula
CPU: Either - AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE / AMD Phenom II x6 1055T
RAM: 1x4GB Corsair XMS3 to start with then 2x4GB, probably going to end up with 4x4gb.
GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6850
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
PSU: 750W Corsair TX750
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

So what do you guys think? I don't have the biggest budget either, but any advice on nice upgrades for small price additions or on cheaper comparable products ect is greatly appreciated :)

And please dont start showing off the size of your ego by saying of you must get crossfired 6970s cos I'm just going to ignore you :)

Thanks for all your time.
#2 Mar 27 2011 at 12:21 PM Rating: Decent
Edited by bsphil
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Looks fine, but you should be using 2x2GB sticks instead. If you want to add 4-8 GB more down the road you can, but 8-12 GB of total RAM is obsessively high and a vast majority of the time you won't need half or more of it.

I'd be more worried about building a computer for FFXIV than anything else. Make sure you're going to get use out of it for other games too, because satisfaction is definitely NOT guaranteed.

Edited, Mar 27th 2011 1:23pm by bsphil
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#3 Mar 27 2011 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the tip, and yeah I wouldnt sink £600+ into a game thats getting reviews like FFXIV does :P
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