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FFXIV be able to play on high/max setting with this?Follow

#1 Feb 02 2012 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
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http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-x51/pd.aspx

Just wondering cause this is below 1k lol and i need to buy a new pc to play it, so i wanted to make sure i could play it on max/high settings.
#2 Feb 02 2012 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
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If you don't know how to build your own PC--sure.
The price isn't too bad, but I am positive that you could invest less and get an even faster PC from newegg. That is; if you know how to deal with computers.

Edited, Feb 2nd 2012 3:46pm by lambon
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#3 Feb 02 2012 at 3:04 PM Rating: Decent
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sure as in yes this will play on high/max setting or sure as in you don't really know?

I know i could probably get a better price on newegg if i knew what i was looking for and had the time, but i don't know and don't have the time, so i decided to ask here o:.
#4 Feb 02 2012 at 3:18 PM Rating: Default
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I guess that's your choice to throw a heap of money on stuff you don't care to take the time to learn about. Kind of a shame really, though. All those companies take people (like you) for a trip to the cleaners.
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#5 Feb 02 2012 at 3:21 PM Rating: Good
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As long as you buy the i7 variant, I don't think you'll be disappointed. That being said, I wouldn't get your hopes too high to being able to use max settings until 2.0 comes out. They've gotten better since release, but the requirements to eek every ounce of performance out of this game are a pretty tall order. To my knowledge, most of the people who have accomplished the task spent 1.5k+ on their rigs. With that i7 though, you should definitely be able to get pretty close to max without too much trouble.

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I guess that's your choice to throw a heap of money on stuff you don't care to take the time to learn about. Kind of a shame really, though. All those companies take people (like you) for a trip to the cleaners.
Alienware does better than most. Certainly building custom is going to net better results for cheaper, but if you have to buy a prefab, you can do a lot worse than Alienware.

Edited, Feb 2nd 2012 4:25pm by Hulan
#6 Feb 03 2012 at 5:11 AM Rating: Good
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A gtx 545 or 555 is not that burly, look around for a gtx 560ti at a minimum.

I may be wrong but I believe those would be the mobile 545 or 555 which are even worse

If you are looking for a great value on a system for gaming try ibuypower
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#7 Feb 03 2012 at 8:01 AM Rating: Default
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sure as in yes this will play on high/max setting or sure as in you don't really know?

I know i could probably get a better price on newegg if i knew what i was looking for and had the time, but i don't know and don't have the time, so i decided to ask here o:.


Ah sorry.
The answer was yes.

With an i5, no problem.
Good GFX there as well.
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#8 Feb 03 2012 at 8:18 AM Rating: Excellent
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These kind of machines make me upset. The CPU is selectable but you're stuck choosing between the super crappy 545 or the only somewhat crappy 555.

What kind of a choice is that? Its like having to choose between decaf coffee or decaf tea.

Why would you ever produce a gaming pc with an i7 2600 but an Nvidia 545/555? Crazy Dell people.

The i3 machine @ $700 is a 'par' choice for most games running at less than 1080p resolution. My guess is the form factor is so small they couldn't put anything more powerful in it because of heat issues.
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#9 Feb 03 2012 at 10:45 AM Rating: Good
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No it won't.

Nothing currently runs "Everything" max in FFXIV. (at a decent framerate)

Reason being bad coding and poor engine use.

I have a much better PC than listed in your link and Ambient Occlusion and Depth of field absolutely rape my machine (again, because of poor coding, not because the machine is trash)

The provided link will however run any. other. game. at "max" with decent framerates.

Without AO and DoF on, yes, you could run all other settings "max"
#10 Feb 06 2012 at 7:51 AM Rating: Default
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He said max/high settings.
It is MORE than capable of running this game on high settings.
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#11 Feb 06 2012 at 8:16 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm running a desktop PC, i7 930 with a GTX570 and i run the game almost on High settings. Both drawing options are set to "standard" since i found out they would require more GPU. Ambient Occlusion is just way too demanding in its state. Besides that, everything to high. Only time where it drops below 60fps is in crowded area basically. For that laptop, it depends on the CPU and video card your choose. Maybe i5 and gtx555 could run on medium settings, against, depends on the resolution the laptop can support i'd say. You'd certainly have to play with the settings to find a good balance between fps and quality.
#12 Feb 07 2012 at 6:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Not Max High but high.... I have i7-2600k with 580 Classified and run at all max settings a 8xQ MSAA no problem.....Still no Ambient Occlusion..
#13 Feb 07 2012 at 7:06 PM Rating: Good
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DoctorMog wrote:
Nothing currently runs "Everything" max in FFXIV. (at a decent framerate)


Any one of these
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOP500

Maybe.
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Khornette wrote:
DoctorMog wrote:
Nothing currently runs "Everything" max in FFXIV. (at a decent framerate)


Any one of these
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOP500

Maybe.


Power consumption...
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9.89 MW – the equivalent of almost 10,000 suburban homes


Have fun with that :D
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#15 Feb 08 2012 at 5:36 AM Rating: Excellent
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hexaemeron wrote:
I guess that's your choice to throw a heap of money on stuff you don't care to take the time to learn about. Kind of a shame really, though. All those companies take people (like you) for a trip to the cleaners.


That's a little unfair IMO. People pay more for services they could have cheaper if they did it themselves all the time. You could cook any restaurant meal for a fraction of the price if you learn how and take the time to do it. You and your friends/family could learn to cut each others' hair and avoid paying the barber/hair dresser every few weeks. You could learn to fix your car and avoid ever taking it to the shop. I've built a few computers before and I'd probably never buy a prebuilt again at this point, but I find it a little snobby to look down on anyone who'd prefer not to.

EDIT: By the way, to the thread creator, ibuypower.com is pretty decent for custom built PCs. The Alienware isn't terribly priced (and it comes with a very small form factor, similar to a console, if that's a plus for you) but the video card is a little weak. I threw in similar specs to the Alienware on ibuypower and added a gtx 560 and 650w PSU, and it came to $786. It'd cost more, but that GPU upgrade is pretty decently significant and that's one of the deciding factors when it comes to gaming performance. You can of course, upgrade and downgrade parts as you see fit and it'd effect the price. If that's something that appeals to you, you might consider giving it a try.

Edited, Feb 8th 2012 6:54am by Susanoh
#16 Feb 08 2012 at 1:04 PM Rating: Good
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@OP: I think Alienware stuff looks cool, but your money will go a lot further with other gaming PC builders (e.g. iBuypower as someone else suggested). If money is no object, ***** Alienware (glorified Dell): go with Falcon NW, Maingear, or Voodoo PC if you are looking to max out.

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I guess that's your choice to throw a heap of money on stuff you don't care to take the time to learn about. Kind of a shame really, though. All those companies take people (like you) for a trip to the cleaners.


People (like me) buy and sell people (like you) for fun. Me spending $2,000(+) on a gaming PC is the equivalent of you spending $5 on a cup of Starbucks coffee. Sure, it's overpriced, and you know you are overpaying for it, but in the end it's just not that big a deal.

Best of luck OP!
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