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Old 07-14-2010, 03:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I've actually been thinking now that maybe I should wait until FFXIV is closer to release before buying my video card. I'm not sure if prices will drop then. I'm still worried that the 5830 I was planning on getting might not be enough! Looking at the benchmarks and specs some of these people are running, they have better PCs and still scoring somewhat low/average =X
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:10 PM   #12 (permalink)
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it all depends on what you are willing to spend, you are comparing your computer to peoples who have spent thousands of dollars on their computer, that is a dangerous thing to do to... you are starting to chase the rabbit down a very deep hole
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I have roughly $1000 to spend on upgrading my PC. I just didn't want to spend it on anything that isn't necessary. It's why I'm willing to spend more on my vid card if that was the only thing I need to upgrade. I'm just not sure how my e6600 is going to hold up a couple years down the line. Or if I will need a new mobo or get more ram
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like i said, a deep hole haha..

id go with a 5850, it is the sweet spot between price and awesome performance.

but if you have $1000 to upgrade with id do this:

Motherboard: $310
ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131614

CPU:$295
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-202-_-Product

RAM: $150
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
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GPU: $295
XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-477-_-Product

$1050 ( a bit over budget but youd be able to play any game at maxed settings )
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what is the norm these days for RAM needed? I still have to fit a monitor in that budget as well =X
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what is the norm these days for RAM needed? I still have to fit a monitor in that budget as well =X
Depending on if you plan to run 32bit or 64bit operating system then id say the "norms" are 2gb or 4gb respectively (assuming you don't have an i7).

Edit: To elaborate further, 2gb should suffice for most daily tasks and less intense games. I wouldn't build a gaming comp with less than 4gb though (personal preference)
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I got a 2593 on the FF 14 benchmark with the HD 5770 @ 1080P
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[2500-2999] Standard Performance Capable of running the game on default settings.

ran Fraps in the background, FPS dipped down to as low as 28 during one scene, mostly hovered around 40-50

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You can save some money by going to a i5 750 build, or even an AMD build.
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