New budget PC build - N00b Help

Hey everyone, firstly I just want to say thanks for taking the time to help me out and read this!

Anyway, it's that time when I need to upgrade to a new PC.
My old PC is well...just that, old.

The main reason I want a new pc is for gaming.
I would also really love to be able to play ffxiv smoothly.
( I know, I know, I heard bad things too but I just want to try it)

I'm a broke student, so my budget is between 500-600 USD. (After rebates)
I have speakers, keyboard, mouse, monitor, so hopefully that helps
keeping the budget low.

I really don't know much about PCs at all, so any help would be appreciated!
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  1. Thanks a lot!
    This would be able to run games like FFXIV etc??
  2. Sure no issue - if within budget hit this
    955BE + HD 6870 combo ^^
    $560AR total
  3. Then it would be about 579 AR with that combo right?
    (Just making sure I took subtracted the right things from the picture you gave me heh)
    i'm such a newb! XD
  4. $559AR actually ^^
  5. Even better!
    Thanks again!!!
  6. Yep u are welcomed ^^
  7. Oops! One more question,
    i'm currently running XP,
    but for 64.99 (since im a student)
    I can get Windows 7 Professional, which would bring me over
    my budget, but I think I can do it.

    Is it worth it?
  8. That would be your call as to how tight $$ is on your side hehe
  9. Haha, well is Windows 7 Professional a good upgrade? (that seems the be only one o ffered at a student discount) How is it with gaming etc? Do you know?
  10. 7 is Window's most multi core frenly OS to date but if $$ tight hang on to XP till u have more funds ^^
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