Here are the specs of the computer, just in case yer wonderin
i7-2600 @3.4 GHZ
According to the website at best buy, the computer is running 2.00 of ram on the video card!
Im scoring 6.7 on the graphics card!
So all in all I'[m extremely happy. I tried to run on full settings and it's not good...low to medium does very well so all in all I'm happy. Now I just need to get another xbox 360 controller. (I used to play FFXI on 360 so I'm used to controllers)
I anything is slow it's my internet only 3mbps but i'm changing that soon :-)
My personally built comp:
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6700 @ 3.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.2GHz with CoolIT ECOalc water cooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL
SPARKLE Calibre Series X460G GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support
ASUS VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1
Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Technics SA-DX940 Stereo Receiver 5.1 Surround
Saitek Cyborg V5
Saitek Cyborg Rat 3
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621)
ASUS P5G41T-M LX LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM 6.6 GRAPHICS 7.5 GAMING GRAPHICS 7.5
I spent a total of $450 in upgrades for a computer I built over 4 years ago.
Runs FFXIV smoothly with these settings:
1920 x 1080
General drawing quality: standard
Background drawing quality: 5 (HIGH)
Shadow detail: standard
Ambient Occlusion enabled
Depth of Field enabled
Hardware Cursor Enabled
Texture Quality: HIGH
Texture Filtering: HIGHEST
A "lesser" CPU, half your system RAM, half the RAM on the GPU, and yet mine outperforms yours. A 7.5 on my card compared to a 6.7 on yours kinda brings that home a bit.
This is why you don't buy systems and get ripped off, you build them.
And I'm not saying "you suck" or "I'm better than you", just so you know. I'm merely pointing out that if you intend to keep gaming on PC, you should really build your own. It's really not rocket science, it's no harder than putting together a model kit. And you'll get better performance because you determine what goes in it and how it's configured with substantially less costs as a bonus feature. Edited, Jul 8th 2011 5:25pm by Zorvan