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September 1, 2010 10:42:33 PM

Hello, was looking to build a new PC with the ability to run FFXIV at least decently. Have a budget of around $600. So far this is the build I've come up with that looks feasible and wanted some second opinions:


OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Case: COOLER MASTER ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Motherboard:
ASUS M4A785-M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX

Memory:
A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AD2U800B2G5-DR

Video card: SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card


Not looking for anything to fantastic, just able to run to the with no to little lag. Also I already have an optical drive, HDD, sound card, monitor, keyboard, and mouse I can use so there is no issue there.

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September 2, 2010 3:06:52 AM

Should be fine. What resolution do u intend to run games on?

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September 2, 2010 5:10:53 AM
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i scored 2500ish on the high res with a 445 unlocked and sapphire 5770. still ran very smooth looking with the low score. should be fine if your not looking for anything fantastic like you said. not sure how much the ddr2 vs ddr3 would affect that though. is there a reason you picked that board instead of something with ddr3?
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September 2, 2010 1:07:55 PM

alikum said:
Should be fine. What resolution do u intend to run games on?



If at all possible the default resolution for FFXIV (though what that is escapes me at the moment). Thanks for the reply.


skervy said:
i scored 2500ish on the high res with a 445 unlocked and sapphire 5770. still ran very smooth looking with the low score. should be fine if your not looking for anything fantastic like you said. not sure how much the ddr2 vs ddr3 would affect that though. is there a reason you picked that board instead of something with ddr3?


That's about what I was shooting for. The only reason I picked that board is due to budgetary constraints, but I plan on changing it out sometime before summer of next year to a DDR3 capable board. Also I've changed the CPU to a:

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor HDX550WFGMBOX

since it's only a few dollars more on Newegg. With any luck I might also be able to upgrade the card to a Radeon HD 5830 or 5850. Thanks for the response dude. Appreciate the feedback.
September 2, 2010 5:01:29 PM

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September 2, 2010 5:47:23 PM

honestly for 600$ budget you can prolly do better. my complete build including 165$ monitor was under 700 before rebates which i dont send in. from everything i read the 445 will be better then the 550 for the price plus they seem to be unlocking very well though its still a gamble. and if i remember right final fantasy will be cpu intensive so the extra core will help.


hmm i was gonna throw together a quick setup on newegg but seems the asrock board sold out lol. also i forget to factor in alot of people here actually pay for windows or say they do so thats atleast another 100
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