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Final fantasy 14, need new Graphics card

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September 27, 2010 9:12:48 PM

Hi I just bought final fantasy 14 for PC and I can run it but I need to get a new graphics card and was wondering which one to get and how to check which card will fit in my PC, at the moment I have a NVIDIA Geforce 7300 LE in my PC, i'm not sure how to figure out what kind it is and what exactly is better. Here are the requirements for the game http://www.final-fantasy-14.org/ff14-content/platform/

please help me if you can, any help is very appriciated
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September 27, 2010 9:16:29 PM

Please list the following:

CPU
Motherboard
RAM (Speed, brand, and amount installed)
Power Supply (Wattage, Amperage across the 12v rails added together, it's on the
sticker of your PSU, go look)
Case
Resolution desired
Settings desired
Budget
September 27, 2010 9:39:34 PM

5770 is reasonable enough for ff14 but its a cpu intensive game to if i remember right so your cpu matters as much if not more.
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September 27, 2010 9:41:25 PM

I use windows XP SP3

sytem type - is X86 based PC
processor - x86 family 15 model 6 stepping 5 genuineintel 3400Mhz
intel R duo core, 1GB each so 2G RAM
resolution is at 1280 x 1024 32-bit
not sure on power supply or motherboard
I've never opened the PC an not very good at these kinda things so sorry for lack of knowledge, I really appriciate all help
September 27, 2010 9:50:50 PM

it prolly still wont run the smoothest but at that res it should be fine could prolly go with a cheaper card. youll need to make sure you have a pci expess slot though so your gonna have to open the computer and see
September 27, 2010 9:54:51 PM

well I checked the Geforce 7300 LE and it uses a PCI express slot so was wondering what new card I should get that can fit into that slot
September 27, 2010 9:59:57 PM

oh i didnt even look at what you already had then ya its pcie sorry :p  how much are you willing to spend on a card and you should consider a full system upgrade if you can when prices change soon

list of benchmark scores here but with a much better cpu. since your using low res you could get by with a 5670 radeon or something in the 100 and under range

http://www.ffxivorigin.com/content/benchmark-scores-72/
September 27, 2010 10:03:59 PM

well probably around 200$, what all would a full sytem upgrade do ? just buy a new PC or just certain parts?
September 27, 2010 10:04:11 PM

Yeah, if you lack a PCI-E 2.0 your limited to what graphics you can upgrade to. I would just look to save for a new setup. 500$ should be enough.

200$ is great for a new video card, but most people (including myself) would say save a few more hundred and get a new CPU and MOBO
September 27, 2010 10:10:54 PM

is there any graphics card I could get that could play 14 with my setup? or if I need a new setup then what should I go for to be able to play 14?
September 27, 2010 10:15:40 PM

a full system upgrade would drastically increase your performance if you could afford around 600$ for a low end quad setup. you would need to have confidence in yourself to build a pc though. not really worth spending 200 on a video card for that system unless it was temporary use then going into a new mobo/cpu

i would suggest the 5670 but with the performance difference and only about 20-30$ more when on sale the 5770 is hard to pass up. if you could wait for one of these to go on sale around 120 it would be a good buy for you right now. or if you consider the rebate and trust youll get it its 125 after rebates right now

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
September 27, 2010 10:23:12 PM

and that card will work on my PC with the pci express or do I need to upgrade to express 2.0? and could I just buy the card and a new motherboard with the 2.0 on it ?
September 28, 2010 1:24:52 AM

if i remember right pcie and 2.0 dont matter either will work with the other 2.0 is just newer i could be wrong though. if you buy a new mobo your gonna need new ram and a new cpu to go with it. your current setup will work just could be alot better with a new cpu and 4 gigs of ram
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