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#1 Oct 19 2013 at 4:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey all,

Tomorrow I'm finally putting together a new PC and was wanting to install FFXIV

Here are the specs:

MOBO - Asus P8Z77-V LX Intel 277
CPU - Core i5 3570k
GPU - Gigabyte AMD Radeon 7970
RAM - 16 GB Corsair Vengeance
SSD & HDD - Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB & 1 TB Western Digital Blue
PSU - Corsair TH750 Watt
Cooler - Hyper EVO 212
Case - Fractal R4
Monitor - Asus 1080p 22 inch

I'm confident this will run FFXIV effectively; however, I had a question concerning downloading FFXIV. I currently have it on the PS3, yet I would like to switch over. On my Square Enix account I'm licensed for FFXIV PC along with the PS3, yet would I have to purchase another copy if I already have the PC license linked to my account?
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#2 Oct 20 2013 at 12:26 AM Rating: Good
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Any reason you're going for Ivy Bridge (3xxx) vs Haswell (4xxx)?

Even considering that Haswell generally overclocks slightly lower, It performs as good or better than Ivy Bridge.


If you have PC registered, you should be fine playing on a new computer,

Edited, Oct 20th 2013 2:28am by Pickins
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#3 Oct 20 2013 at 9:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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MOBO - Asus P8Z77-V LX Intel 277
CPU - Core i5 3570k - increase this to the 4570K it costs the same and is around 10% faster per clock although if you are going for max overclocks then the 3570K may have the edge - i dont see a water coooler though so haswell is the better options
GPU - Gigabyte AMD Radeon 7970
RAM - 16 GB Corsair Vengeance - if this is for gaming or general use then 16GB is pointless nothing will come even close to using it. drop it to 2x4GB kit (2133mhz is surprising cheap at the minute but dont pay a big premium for it above 1600mhz - timings mean nothing unless your benchmarking for e-peen)
SSD & HDD - Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB & 1 TB Western Digital Blue (personally if i was installing everything on SSD then my storage if its storage only id grab a green drive for power efficiency - minor point though really)
PSU - Corsair TH750 Watt - massive overkill for a single GPU system so unless you are 100% going to move to Xfire then id lower the PSU to 550-650W
Cooler - Hyper EVO 212 - decent cooler will get a a steady overclock of around 4.2-4.6Ghz depending on your chip
Case - Fractal R4 (nice case i have the R3 version)
Monitor - Asus 1080p 22 inch -
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