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Help me make a gaming rig (Final Fantasy XIV)

Hello, I plan on getting back into PC Gaming seeing as next gen consoles just doesn't seem worth it. For now I just want to know what I would need and how much it would cost to play FFXIV on max. These are what they recommend:

FXIV: ARR Recommended System Requirements

For the best performance you should aim to run the game on a system with at least these specifications.
Operating System: Windows® 7 64 bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5
Graphics: NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX 660 or higher, AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 or higher
Memory: 4GB of RAM.
Disk Space: 20GB.

I don't plan on buying a rig for a couple months, but for now I would like to have an idea of how much I would have to spend to at least run this game on max settings.

Thanks to everyone that helps me out, I've never built a computer before so please be gentle. :)
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  1. With or without accessories (win7, monitor, keyboard, etc)?
  2. Don't know what it takes to max that game, but you should be able to get something that exceeds that a little bit for 1k which is usually where the bang for the buck is in my opinion. Offhand that probably be around a i5 3570k and something along the lines of a gtx 670 which is around 5% slower than a gtx 680, 8gb ram, and a few other goodies thrown in usually with an intent on overclocking. Though price can be brought down if there is no overclocking intent. I just reccomended a build for something which was a i5 3570 (non "K", locked multiplier, aka non overclocking version) for someone which was designed for a non overclocking build that was around 820 canadian, which from the prices were pretty similar to USD but it used a radeon 7950 which is about $50-70 cheaper than the gtx 670 off hand and a micro atx mobo and micro atx case which saved another $20-40.
  3. Ah, sorry I forgot about that part. Without accessories, I already have a monitor, wireless keyboard, a wireless mouse and Win7.
  4. Best answer
    If I were buying today, this is what I'd consider (obviously this will change in a few weeks):

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($61.20 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($101.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1006.10
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-28 08:23 EDT-0400)
  5. So I will be spending around $900-$1000 on a PC that should be able to play FFXIV on max. Will this PC also be able to run next gen games better than the next gen consoles? FFXIV is the game I plan to play the most but I will also play other games.
  6. Next gen consoles will be using a modified Integrated GPU and since your going with a Dedicated GPU, you will be FAR ahead of any console coming out.
  7. Ok thank you very much for the PC build and for taking the time to answer my questions. I now have a good idea of how much I will need to spend. I expect there to be better choices by the end of summer, but for now this is good. I'll most likely ask a similar question in a month or two but when I do I will use the build you provided and ask if anything more efficent has been released.
  8. Come back when your going to buy within a week or so, because options and prices change daily, so if you ask too far ahead things will change.
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