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July 11, 2010 2:27:54 PM

Hey guys,

I am looking at building a new computer to play FF XIV. I want to build a pretty good computer but not for too much. How does this setup look and let me know any suggestions. I don't really overclock or do anything crazy.

This is what I have so far:

Intel I5-750 - $199
Gigabyte Mobo - $119
3 X 2GB GSKill Ram - $150
Corsair 650 PSU - $90
EVGA GTX 460 - $220
Antex Case -

Total = $884.00

I already have a HDD from before and a 22" samsung monitor, also I have 2 DVD burners.

How does this setup look is this too much? Any suggesstions would be great.

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July 11, 2010 3:30:58 PM

First, you could save $100 or so if you switch to an AMD Phenom 955. The performance difference in gaming is virtually zero and the performance difference elsewhere isn't that big.

If you're sticking with the 750 (nothing wrong with doing that) then you'll be wanting 4GB of RAM, not 6GB, since the 750 runs with dual-channel memory. I'd recommend not getting the 460, as it doesn't perform very well for it's price. A 5770 should be fine for you, but if you're looking for something with more power, a 5850 or 470 are my recommendations.

That PSU's fine and if you're happy with that case, that's good enough too.

One more thing, are you wanting to Crossfire/SLI?
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July 12, 2010 9:30:02 AM

I'd look at 550W for your psu. Get a Corsair or Antec if you can.

As in you physically have those parts, or that's what you're thinking of getting atm?