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#1 Jul 18 2012 at 9:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hey everyone!
I've recently starting looking into FFXIV and from what I can see, it looks absolutely amazing! I really do want to play this game, but I'm not sure if my Laptop (yes I know) has the specs needed for it. Understanding the specifications needed to play games is a bit confusing for me, it's not quite my forte ;)

So here's what I have:

Intel Core i5 - 2450M, 2.5GHz
Memory - 6GB
HDD - 640 GB
OS - Windows 7 Premium.

Not sure what else to show really, I know I'll be needing a graphics card and I'm thinking of getting this one in particular:

But then again I realize if my CPU isn better then my GPU it will cause problems (I'll need to verify with you guys if what I'm looking for is appropriate because I really don't have a clue xD)

But anyway, any advice with this would be very much appreciated, thanks all!
Happy Gaming!
#2 Jul 18 2012 at 10:26 AM Rating: Good
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Depending on your laptop, it will be impossible to replace a graphics card, very very few laptops allow you to do that, and even then you have to be lucky to find one that will fit with your laptop. What is your current graphics card? Or is it integrated graphics (handled by CPU)?
#3 Jul 18 2012 at 12:19 PM Rating: Good
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KyoKaraMaoh wrote:
Not sure what else to show really, I know I'll be needing a graphics card and I'm thinking of getting this one in particular:

That GPU is nearly a foot long and 5 inches wide. Do you really think it'll fit in your laptop? Smiley: oyvey

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I'm about 99.9% sure you can't upgrade your laptop graphics. You have 3 options:

1) Get a new laptop that is capable of running XIV.
2) Buy a PC that is capable of running XIV.
3) Wait for about 6-8 months, save yourself a grip of money and buy a PS3.

Personally I think 3 is the best option and something I suggest to anyone asking for computer advice. You save money and you don't end up buying something without knowing how it will perform.
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#4 Jul 18 2012 at 12:46 PM Rating: Good
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I originally thought the OP was trolling... but sadly that might not be the case. I agree with Filthy... if you know that little about Computers/Laptops, you are better off buying a PS3 once it is released on that (if you don't own one already).
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#5 Jul 18 2012 at 6:44 PM Rating: Good
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Should have bought the laptop with a ready graphics card already. You're likely SOL unless you buy a new laptop.
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