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#1 jcta79

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 09:14 AM

Hello everyone,

      I plan on playing the new FFIXV: a Realm Reborn. I  want to build a new rig, but really don't want to pay crap load of money. I was possibly thinking of no more than $700 for rig. I have been doing some research and can't really decide between intel or amd. I want some people's opinions on what to get. I would like to get a sli/crossfire setup but I can do without it. Thanks



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:40 PM

Per the Publisher:

 

For the best performance you should aim to run the game on a system with at least these specifications.
Operating System: Windows® 7 64 bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5
Graphics: NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX 660 or higher, AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 or higher
Memory: 4GB of RAM.
Disk Space: 20GB.   

 

Looking in the crystal ball, I don't see a $700 system in your future.   My humble advice, look for a i5 4670K with a Z87 motherboard, and 8 gigs of RAM.  You can grab an ATI 7950 for close to the $200 mark after rebates if you pay attention.  Looking at it again, it might be possible to come close to the $700 mark depending upon what you want to upgrade.  A strictly CPU/motherboard/memory/videocard upgrade reusing your other components could very well be cheaper than your budget.

 

.....and no, I really don't lean towards AMD CPUs for gaming builds.


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 03:08 PM

dpunisher,

   Thanks for the reply. I'm curious as to why not amd cpu's for gaming rigs? I do have a rig but its old, I have a dual core processor, 4 gigs of ddr ram and a 9800 gtx+ if I remember correct, which my brother is using. My laptop is alright, but can't play newer games on high settings. I have been shopping and for the most part the budget I had originally planned for is not going to work out. I guess I'll keep searching and hopefully come up with something close to it or just a tad bit over.



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 06:55 PM

if you want under 700 bucks, your going to HAVE to go with AMD-and even then its going to be tight. Intels way to pricey. Theres nothing wrong with AMD CPUs, its what I use personally, but your going to have to have a higher end one-none of the low to mid range ones.


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 11:13 AM

if you want under 700 bucks, your going to HAVE to go with AMD-and even then its going to be tight. Intels way to pricey. Theres nothing wrong with AMD CPUs, its what I use personally, but your going to have to have a higher end one-none of the low to mid range ones.

 

I agree.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:06 PM

   My humble advice, look for a i5 4670K with a Z87 motherboard

 

I think tigerdirect and new egg are offering these bundled, but even then the package runs around $500. New gaming rigs definitely aren't cheap. My budget is $950 and even then I'm having to make a few sacrifices to keep it close to budget.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 11:35 AM

Everyone thanks for the replies but I decided to stay with my current laptop, it works fine won't play on ultra settings but its good enough for now






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