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#1 Oct 06 2012 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
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what do you think about this composition?

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($111.06 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
#2 Oct 06 2012 at 11:10 PM Rating: Decent
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No one can really say unless you provide some insight as to what you're going to be using it for. Since you're posting in a XIV forum for advice on it, I'll assume you want to run XIV on it. Unfortunately, until ARR is released and people get to test it, no one will be able to tell you how well it'll perform for this particular game.

Generally, this is a solid build. If I had to make a blind estimate, I'd say you have too much rig. Good if you're going to be playing other games that will push the limits of your hardware, but since XIV is being tuned down for PS3, you probably won't take full advantage of what you have on XIV alone.
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#3 Oct 06 2012 at 11:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Thank you for the reply and I'm sorry for not being specific.

As you assumed, I am trying to buy a computer for ff14.

Also I would like to be able to run sim city world that`ll be released nezt year.

If this is a little bit too much, I would really appreciate it if you could give me some specs.

After all, I am not the richest person in the world.

I am not looking for a al maxed up setting for ff14, but would like to have a decent fps with mid high settings.

Thank you in advance.
#4 Oct 07 2012 at 1:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Me saying I think that what you have listed is too much is just speculation. Like I said, no one really knows for sure what will be needed to run the game comfortably at relatively high settings and we won't know until the game is released. If you want to get the best bang for your buck then you'll have to wait until after the game is released(to be certain) or at least get some feedback on the beta version(for a closer estimate) to see what you'll need.

I can't really speak on sim city, but generally they tend to keep the specs somewhat low for those games. It's been a while since I've played, but the focus of that game is more on gameplay and not really eye candy.
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30 bucks is almost free

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Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.
#5 Oct 07 2012 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
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You can get a geforce gtx 560 instead. It will run FFXIV at the reccomended settings and is $200 cheaper than the GTX 670.
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