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Posted 26 September 2010 - 12:57 PM
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Posted 27 September 2010 - 09:00 AM
I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)
3770K @4.5, Corsair H100, GTX780, 16gig Samsung, Obsidian 700 (yes there is a 700)
Posted 27 September 2010 - 12:15 PM
Any Radeon 5770 graphics card would work well in such a setup. The GeForce GTS 450 isn't as fast as a Radeon 5770 in most setups, therefore, I would easily go for a 5770. Hold off on replacing the CPU and motherboard for a while if you can. Intel and AMD are going to be releasing new CPU designs over the next few months.
Ditto on the 5770.
AMD/ATI is releasing the new generation 6XXX on 12 October so prices are going to drop even further. I saw a 5770 (I think) for $125 after rebate on Newegg last week. Gonna be some basement bargains soon.
Posted 27 September 2010 - 10:18 PM
Posted 30 September 2010 - 07:30 AM
DDR2 and DDR3 are not mutually compatible, you either get a motherboard that can take DDR2 or one that can take DDR3, AMD's new CPU's, and Intel's, will both be using DDR3. I have Final Fantasy XIV and am playing using an Intel Core 2 Quad 9450 with two 9800 GTX's in SLI at 1920 x 1200 resolution. It's choppy but playable, however, that isn't good enough for me and I have a Radeon 5850 on the way. The GTX 295 is a dual GPU card. FFXIV is having issues scaling with multi-GPU setups whether or not they are on a single PCB or two or more add-in cards. It also doesn't help matters much that Nvidia completely screwed up the latest set of beta drivers when it comes to SLI. I had to manually alter the SLI profile to get reasonable performance. BTW, if you're on the Besaid server I'm Alistair Winters. I haven't gotten past the initial areas around Limsa Lominsa.
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