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Old 07-31-2010, 02:47 AM   #1
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Default Building a computer for FFxiv

Hello everyone.

Im looking to build a comptuer
This is my first time building a computer

here is what I have so far for those who dont feel like reading through the whole thread
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Mobo $100
MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Tower' $70
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CPU $180 AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

GPU $284
SAPPHIRE 100282-3SR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

PSU $100 LIB-800 800W Continuous @50C,80 PLUS Bronze Certified, Full Modular, ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.92,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active PFC,Compatible with Core i7, i5 Power Supply

RAM $94 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK


Hard drive

$55 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

total cost $883

am I missing anything besides the OS, AV, monitor, mouse?

****UPDATED LIST AS OF SATURDAY, 5:30 PM*******
here are the system reqs min/reccomended
http://www.ffxivcore.com/wiki/System_Requirements

thanks in advance amigos
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Old 07-31-2010, 03:18 AM   #2
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Default Re: Building a computer for FFxiv

I am on a Mobil device currently so I can't add links to parts, but I can say that for your price range you should be able to crush that game and Max it.

What do u already have? Keyboard, mouse, monitor ect?
Need a copy of windows?

And just off the top of my head w the case u linked, u should get a Phenom quad core 965, a HD5850, a 800w power supply, and some DDR 3 dual Chanel ram and a mobo and you'd be ripping it up.

And PC biulding is super easy, u don't need to take classes on it...

And later I can post links to parts if someone else dosnt by then.
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Old 07-31-2010, 03:43 AM   #3
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thanks for the suggestions man. Ive got windows covered, got a good mouse (it aint fps so my old one will do for now) Im just thinking the $900ish to build the tower itself.

what is a mobo?

also, will the hard drive speed/capacity effect game play much?

I dont need anything more than 200 GB really so the hard drive is something I wouldnt mind skimping on. Im not one of those guys with a TB of ermmm "videos"
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:26 AM   #4
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Mobo = motherboard

You should get a hard drive with 7200rpm as that is the standard and it will read data at a decent speed.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:01 PM   #5
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ok. I assume if im aiming for longevity and upgrading ability my mobo should be decently high end? any reccomendations?

also, I looked up the Phenom quad core 965 and it looks pretty badass. I heard some people say the i3s are not good because they are overclocked or something?

and the gfx card definatly rocks too. im surprised how easy this may actually be.

thanks a lot for the help so far guys.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:54 PM   #6
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The Phenom 965 is Socket AM3 so you have to get a Socket AM3 mobo. That narrows it down a lot. I'm getting this mobo for my system ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard which was recommened to me by other users. Which graphics card are you referring to?
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The Phenom 965 is Socket AM3 so you have to get a Socket AM3 mobo. That narrows it down a lot. I'm getting this mobo for my system ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard which was recommended to me by other users. Which graphics card are you referring to?
he advised a HD5850, is that compatible with the motherboard?

OK, here is what I have so far. Please check for compatibility/possible problems

Mobo $100
MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Tower' $70
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CPU $180 AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

GPU $284
SAPPHIRE 100282-3SR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

PSU $100 LIB-800 800W Continuous @50C,80 PLUS Bronze Certified, Full Modular, ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.92,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active PFC,Compatible with Core i7, i5 Power Supply

RAM $94 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK


Hard drive

$55 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

total cost $883

am I missing anything besides the OS, AV, monitor, mouse?

****UPDATED LIST AS OF SATURDAY, 5:30 PM*******
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Old 07-31-2010, 02:42 PM   #8
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Your mobo is Asus not Phenom by the way. The Phenom is your CPU.

You need a hard drive. SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive . I am getting this hard drive. It's not too expensive and it came almost top in a test by a respectable website. If I find the link i'll post it.

You will also need a CD/ DVD burner (i'm guessing you are using a disc for your FF?) Don't go expensive on these as they are all the same.

I'm not sure about the PSU and RAM but I'm sure someone else can help you with it. I hope this helped. =)
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Get this mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130275
with this ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-583-_-Product
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Vinman probably knows more. The mobos seem pretty similar to me, but the same price.
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