Gaming (Final Fantasy XIV) Build. $1000 Budget.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Before Sept. 22

BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) $1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (FFXIV) > Voice Conferencing > Internet Surfing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor & OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: CPU = Intel, GPU = Nvidia

OVERCLOCKING: NO

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: NO

MONITOR RESOLUTION: He has a 720p HDTV so 1280×720 i believe.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Needs to be able to run FFXIV pretty well and other various MMOs / FPS games.
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  1. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

    BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)

    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (e.g.: Grand Fenwick)

    PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)

    OVERCLOCKING: Yes / No / Maybe

    SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)


    fill it out please
  2. Sorry updated post. Really excited to see what people can recommend.
  3. U can get by with a far cheaper rig for just 720P gaming to be honest I rig up $1k for Full HD/1080p AA/AF configs hehe
  4. Just trying to get him a rig that will run new gen games on full settings. not sure about the resolution. He's got a 32" 720p hdtv that is going to be hooked up to his video card via hdmi. Not sure if he could set the resolution higher than the native resolution of the tv.
  5. Hmm those would be "HD Ready" LCD TVs and most of these would come in native/max 1366 x 768 resoltion
  6. any clue as to what would fit his needs?
  7. I had great FPS with a 9800GT on a 32" 720p with HDMI.
    DirectX 10, OpenGL 2.1
    Should be good for future games for a long time.
  8. Rana 440
    cheap 785G/770 mobo (or 870 if want USB/SATA III)
    4GB DDR3
    80+ 500-600W PSU (the latter if u want more headrrom for GPU upgrades)
    any GPU from this list
    HD 4770, GTS 250, HD 4850 (maybe HD 4830/9800GT even)
  9. alright thanks man. Not too familiar with AMD but i'll look into it.
  10. You are welcomed ^^
  11. I just built a system Amd phenom II x4 965 $170.00 Asus M4a88T-m Motherboard $99.00 8 gigs ddr 3 ram $200.00 Evga gtx 460 1 gig model $230.00 1tb western digital harddrive $60.00 case and power supply combo $80.00 = 839.00 from tigerdirect
  12. promoth said:
    I had great FPS with a 9800GT on a 32" 720p with HDMI.
    DirectX 10, OpenGL 2.1
    Should be good for future games for a long time.


    Nooooo~~ OP dont get 9800GT for FFXIV. You will be chewed up and spit out! I would reccomdend at least gtx 460, or 470 if you can afford.

    As for CPU i5 760 can be had for $170 if you have a microcenter near you. Combo that with the gig

    + http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128425 Mobo

    great start at least
  13. if you have a pc with CPU core 2 duo or higher, just need buy a GTX460 1G. don't real need buy a new PC for 1 game.
  14. XIV is a power hungry game. It will likely be the new game to include in future Toms reviews for benchmarking.
  15. yanje03 said:
    if you have a pc with CPU core 2 duo or higher, just need buy a GTX460 1G. don't real need buy a new PC for 1 game.

    I have a Core 2 Duo E6600 overclocked to 3.0Ghz. I just upgraded to a GTX460 1G overclocked to 800Mhz Core, 2Ghz Memory. I have 4 Gb PC2-6400 memory overclocked to PC2-6666.

    I'm getting 15-20 fps average with stutters down to ~5 fps in FF XIV. Other games run great.
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