You're better off waiting for the PS3 version or buying a sub 1K laptop with an acceptble GPU, the hassle of dual boxing AND having a keyboard/mouse combo for each screen... not ideal. If you were room mates or something, then it'd be possibly worth the attempt... but as friends not living together... doesn't sound like a good idea.
*EDIT* On second thought, after seing your other post, NO. If you bought a cheaper prebuilt PC you don't have the CPU/GPU/RAM/ Hard Drive combo to run two copies in parrallel. http://www.zam.com/forum.html?forum=152&mid=133979720343377785
Edited, Aug 5th 2012 1:12am by Perrin
Hello, I have been looking into joining the XIV community. I am looking for a relatively inexpensive pc that I could run the game on. I know that V.2.0 will change that but looking to get started soon. I am hoping to spend around 600-800 bucks if possible as all I need is a tower since I have an extra monitor and mouse/keyboard. I was wondering if anyone would help me as I do not know a whole lot about computers and looking for one that has specs that could run it at a standard level if possible. If unable to I guess I will be waiting until V. 2.0 Thank you for any help you can give me.
Edit: I just wanted to say I looked through the articles and such but everything that is link is outdated or deactivated to buy.
FFXI:Sylph - Perrin 75 Hume THF; Retired (At least from my use any way)
EVE Online:ScraperX; Retired
WAR:IronClaw- Peryn SW;SkullThrone- Grymloc BO; Retired