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Old comp upgrade for ffxiv, 5770 ?

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September 9, 2010 10:08:05 PM

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-pavilion-a6432f-ath...

These are the specs on the old hp i have. budget is too tight for new pc, but need to play FFXIV really bad. Could spend $200-300

If I upgrade the graphics card to ATI 5770 will this rig be able to handle the game? Please don't just dismiss the question and say just buy a new rig, I'm really not sure about this. Thanks for the help.
September 9, 2010 10:14:46 PM

The 6000 series is supposedly releasing a month from now, I'd wait for them. However your CPU is quite dated, that could use an upgrade as well.
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September 9, 2010 10:18:46 PM

really just want to know if all the other specs will work out as long as the gpu is updated?
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September 9, 2010 10:22:27 PM

The 5000+ isnt that bad. Though what PSU does it have?

I would suggest waiting as both the HD6000 (October-November) and GTS450 (September 13?) are coming out in the next 2 months. But if you really want it now, the 5770 isn't a bad choice.
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September 9, 2010 10:26:53 PM

i think they come stock with 300PSU crap, but i know that will need to be upgraded as well
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September 10, 2010 12:36:24 AM

personalj said:
The 6000 series is supposedly releasing a month from now, I'd wait for them. However your CPU is quite dated, that could use an upgrade as well.


guys I doubt $200-300 is enough to buy 6000 series.

to OP, your motherboard and CPU are fair old. FFXIV need i5 + CPU, you can't OC your CPU since it is from HP. you will have very high chance to find out that your asus pciex16 slot can't compatible with 5770 since it is a pcie2.1 card. if you real only have $200-300 to spend. cheap solution, go get a GTX 260. or go buy a cheap GTX 460 with a cheap 500W power supply with 2 6pin connection. I suggest you go cheap solution. FFXIV is not worth to buy a new PC by my beta experience.
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September 10, 2010 4:31:05 PM

The 6000 series card that is being released is the mid-end card, the 5770 equivalent in order to compete with the GTX 460. I imagine it will be priced similarly to the 5770 was at release.
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September 11, 2010 7:24:11 AM

yanje03 said:
guys I doubt $200-300 is enough to buy 6000 series.

to OP, your motherboard and CPU are fair old. FFXIV need i5 + CPU, you can't OC your CPU since it is from HP. you will have very high chance to find out that your asus pciex16 slot can't compatible with 5770 since it is a pcie2.1 card. if you real only have $200-300 to spend. cheap solution, go get a GTX 260. or go buy a cheap GTX 460 with a cheap 500W power supply with 2 6pin connection. I suggest you go cheap solution. FFXIV is not worth to buy a new PC by my beta experience.


FFXIV need i5+ ?? Can anyone else confirm this? i thought only needs 2 cores @ 2gigs?
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September 11, 2010 8:40:34 AM

yanje03 said:
guys I doubt $200-300 is enough to buy 6000 series.

to OP, your motherboard and CPU are fair old. FFXIV need i5 + CPU, you can't OC your CPU since it is from HP. you will have very high chance to find out that your asus pciex16 slot can't compatible with 5770 since it is a pcie2.1 card. if you real only have $200-300 to spend. cheap solution, go get a GTX 260. or go buy a cheap GTX 460 with a cheap 500W power supply with 2 6pin connection. I suggest you go cheap solution. FFXIV is not worth to buy a new PC by my beta experience.


There are 5770 that are PCI-E 2.0. I use it on my old slot, when i checked the site where i bought it from it said 2.1 so i would not worry that much abut it. But a 2.0 should have less compatibility issues.

"Minimum System Requirements

On June 30th 2010, the minimum system requirements were released for the retail version of the game. You will need a PC capable of the following:

Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2GHz.
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 512MB or ATI Radeon HD 2900 512MB and DirectX 9.
Memory: 2GB of RAM.
Disk Space: 15GB.

Final Fantasy XIV will run on these, but it may not run smoothly in demanding game play scenarios such as when a large amount of players are around you with lots of special effects going off. You will have to turn the settings down. "

Here are the minimum sys req, with the new card you should be ok. I recommend you buy a new PSU with that card, or any new card!
The gtx460 is more powerful then the 5770, the gtx260 is an old card so i would not consider an investment, even more because it is more expensive then the 5770 and it is about equal with it.
The new PSU is a must with any of these new cards. And get a quality one not a 20$500w PSU because it might burn/short and take the hole PC with it.
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September 11, 2010 3:48:39 PM

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