They had another set of it for sale, which would bring me upto 24gb, was thinking of putting FFXIV straight into ram
There are many problems with just this section of your post. 12 GB is already massive overkill. ****, 6 GB is a bit much, but pretty standard for triple channel (LGA-1366) memory. Unless you know
you're going to be using that rig explicitly for very hefty video editing, you're throwing your money away. You see absolutely no benefit from extra ram, it'll just sit there unused.
And no, you cannot just "put ffxiv straight into ram". Does not work the way you think it does.
I'm thinking about buying a new computer soon.
I found this website that sells a computer with the spec below for $1149
• Intel® SandyBridge Core i7-2600K
• FREE Liquid CPU Cooling
• 4GB DDR3 1333 1600 Memory
• AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB
• 1TB 7200RPM SATA-III HDD
• 24X DVD+/-RW
I was think buying the computer with customizing with NVIDIA GEFORCE TX 560 super clocked.
how well do you think this computer will handle FF14?
and do you think I can get a computer cheaper from a different place?
I don't know how to build a computer by myself.
That should handle it pretty well. Don't expect a miracle though just because you're going for a top tier processor and a higher end GPU. FFXIV is just that poorly made, nothing right now will really, fully handle it.
Building a computer is much easier than you'd think. There are lots of youtube videos that walk through the process step by step, and the motherboard manuals will explain how to install every component. The learning experience alone is worth it, but you also save hundreds of dollars. Edited, Jun 29th 2011 6:52pm by bsphil