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#1 Aug 06 2013 at 2:55 PM Rating: Decent
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How about this computer now? http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-aurora-r4/pd.aspx?~ck=mn

Edited, Aug 11th 2013 6:11pm by Kuja20
#2 Aug 06 2013 at 2:59 PM Rating: Decent
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If you live near a Fry's Electronics, you'd be better off having a computer built piece by piece. That place is the afterlife for tech nerds.

Edit: and you won't wind up with a computer with Windows 8. 8 is the FF XIV 1.0 of OSs.

Edited, Aug 6th 2013 5:01pm by garethrogue
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#3 Aug 06 2013 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
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garethrogue wrote:
If you live near a Fry's Electronics, you'd be better off having a computer built piece by piece. That place is the afterlife for tech nerds.



I do not have one of those near me :(
#4 Aug 06 2013 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Just about any computer that costs 1500 will be more than sufficient to run ffxiv, im playing on a $400 dell with a nice aftermarket video card and I run max settings with no problems.
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#5 Aug 06 2013 at 3:16 PM Rating: Good
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my 900$ ctberpower plays this game amazing only thing in ur setup i would reccamend is going 16 gig ram rather than 8 could prolly save money on ur graphics card and put it there also upgrade to the other versions they will be better with getting hotter thant he base modles
#6 Aug 06 2013 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Curious, what do you mean by "other versions?"
#7 Aug 06 2013 at 3:38 PM Rating: Default
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This Dell is pretty **** good http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fdcwgt23b&model_id=xps-8700&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19
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garethrogue wrote:
If you live near a Fry's Electronics, you'd be better off having a computer built piece by piece. That place is the afterlife for tech nerds.

Edit: and you won't wind up with a computer with Windows 8. 8 is the FF XIV 1.0 of OSs.

Edited, Aug 6th 2013 5:01pm by garethrogue


Windows 8 works perfectly fine Smiley: dubious
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#9 Aug 06 2013 at 4:57 PM Rating: Good
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Windows 8 works perfectly fine

I love it. It's just a more efficient Windows 7 with a touch-enabled start menu that fills the screen.

(And it plays Angry Birds really well)

I could do without the little checkboxes on desktop icons, though. Is there a way to turn that off?
#10 Aug 06 2013 at 5:16 PM Rating: Good
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my 900$ ctberpower plays this game amazing only thing in ur setup i would reccamend is going 16 gig ram rather than 8 could prolly save money on ur graphics card and put it there also upgrade to the other versions they will be better with getting hotter thant he base modles


Hmm, I very much disagree on the RAM vs. graphics cards. 8 gb is MORE than adequate to play XIV, and imo you'll get far more performance increase with a better graphics card as opposed to upgrading your RAM. The reason I say this is that when I went from 4 gb of 1600 to 8gb, my score on the benchmark only jumped about 500 points... but when I went from a Nvidia 2gb to a Radeon of similar models (radeon was 1 step up) my score went almost 2k higher. I can't ever imagine RAM being the bottleneck at 8gb unless you are running a crapton of programs concurrently...

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#11 Aug 11 2013 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
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http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-aurora-r4/pd.aspx?~ck=mn

What do you guys think of the computer on the left? the $1,399 one.
#12 Aug 11 2013 at 3:40 PM Rating: Good
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Or you could buy a PS3 for a fraction of the price.
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#13 Aug 11 2013 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Or you could buy a PS3 for a fraction of the price.


What does a Ps3 have to do with upgrading my computer for online gaming. Besides, I have a ps3.
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#15 Aug 11 2013 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
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I changed what my original link was
#16 Aug 11 2013 at 4:27 PM Rating: Good
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Kuja20 wrote:
How about this computer now? http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-aurora-r4/pd.aspx?~ck=mn

Edited, Aug 11th 2013 6:11pm by Kuja20


Forgot what the original question was but if it's asking if it will play FFxiv, it will. My suggestion, if you are going to spend that much money you are better off buying the parts separately and build the PC your self. That is a dell-alienware.... you are paying for the name. It's just a suggestion.
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#17 Aug 11 2013 at 4:51 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah 16 GB is way too much. I ran Diablo 3 & 14 alpha & beta at the same time with 8 GB and browser windows open. Just now, I decided to do a test. I ran Diablo 3, Final Fantasy 7 PC (re-release), Neverwinter, Windows Media Player (playing Jules Chrono Trigger Zeal Cover), and Firefox with 4 tabs at the same time. All three games were running at 1080P and doing this uses 3.42 GB of system memory. So yes, if you're gaming stick with 8 unless 16 GB is free. If you're configuring a PC, you'd be better investing in lower latency memory, or a slightly better video card, or even an SSD.

Edit: Also forgot I was going to link this company based in Nebraska, Xoticpc. They recently started doing desktops as well. You also get NA based customer service if you're not tech savvy. So you don't have deal with outsourced customer service.

http://www.xoticpc.com/elite_systems.php

Edited, Aug 11th 2013 3:55pm by desmar
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#18 Aug 11 2013 at 6:58 PM Rating: Decent
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My only problem with doing it with other sites is that Dell offers 1 year no interest on that computer, whereas if I do it through my bank, obviously there will be interest on it the full time.. unless someone knows of a good computer building site that offers a deal like that. (Since i don't have the full money to just pay it off right away)
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