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#1 May 09 2012 at 3:16 PM Rating: Good
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Hi All,

So I recently decided to bite the bullet and get FFXIV to play with some friends. I participated in the Beta (which left a bad taste in my mouth) and had though I would never buy into it... so, now I have an older PC that can run the game but could use some TLC. I was sorting through the old threads about requirements and it was saying things like quad core or don't bother and GTX 4XX or higher or it won't run.

My Specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400
4 gig DDR2 333mhz
Geforce GTS 250
Windows 7 home premium 64bit

I ran the benchmark on low and got just under 3000 (not bad for a clunker!). I loaded up the game and it ran surprisingly well on standard, although the lag during cutscenes was horrible. So I am curious if any of the improvements over the last little while have reduced the specs that used to be required standard? I'll likely spend a little just upgrade the wife's old computer, as the MB can support a quad core I can find for sale. After it should look like:

AMD A8-3870K APU
8 GIG DDR3 1600
Radeon HD 5750

I have a feeling that should run the game at medium settings with little to no issue and will only cost me $180 to bring up to that level. If anyone has comments or suggestions, I am open to them as this upgrade might not happen for a little bit.
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