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  1. #21
    Onto plan B...
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    Honestly, you can build a $800 PC that would rock that laptop in every way. You could also get the desktop with a single GPU with a larger than needed PSU and then get a second GPU when you can. The tech board on here is pretty good for this kinda stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tibiam View Post
    How would this: http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ.../10225903.aspx

    run FFXIV ARR? Any ideas? I might use this temporarily for Open beta and release while I upgrade to a desktop.
    Probably... 20-30 fps on medium/low settings at 1024x768...?

    A similar PC could probably do 20-30fps on medium/high settings at 1920x1080

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    The laptop is free. Getting it from family. That is why I ask. I won't have the funds for a desktop at the time of launch/open beta so I was wondering if that would suffice until I can purchase something better for the long-term.

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    My laptop with a NVIDIA GeForce 250M, which is in every way inferior to the card in that laptop, handles the beta just fine on medium settings, capped at 30fps, in a borderless window at 1680x1050(or something close to that) with only the occasional hiccup when shit gets busy.

    Not everybody is a videophile. Assuming you don't let the heat build up and burn out the card (or your legs), and you couple it with realistic settings, that laptop is fine to use. If you do go with that laptop, I would encourage getting some sort of laptop cooling pad unless you live in a refrigerator.

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    You wouldn't know that though because you've demonstrably never picked up a book nor educated yourself on the matter. Let me guess, overweight housewife?
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    couch > computer chair. So I'll probably be buying the ps version.

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    Or you could not be gimp and just drag your couch to your computer. Shit, just buy another couch for your PC. I'm about ready to do that myself...

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    Good to know, thanks Raldo! I will definitely look into laptop cooling pads.

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    Also. yeah Ksandra! Show some dedication and get a pc couch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksandra View Post
    couch > computer chair. So I'll probably be buying the ps version.
    My bed is close to the PC< I can lay on the bed and play on the PC (not even using wireless at that) .

    I usually use a chair though, so I can jsut roll out of it into the bed >.>

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    i'll be playing on PS3 whenever it all comes around. gonna love watching all my friends beg me to come play CoD without have to call/text me anymore

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    You wouldn't know that though because you've demonstrably never picked up a book nor educated yourself on the matter. Let me guess, overweight housewife?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Jorildyn View Post
    Or you could not be gimp and just drag your couch to your computer. Shit, just buy another couch for your PC. I'm about ready to do that myself...
    Unlike some of you slack-jaws, I like a decently organized living space. We have our computers in the living room, the couch is set up for the tv. I'm not moving it to make the room look all kinds of retarded when company comes over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksandra View Post
    Unlike some of you slack-jaws, I like a decently organized living space. We have our computers in the living room, the couch is set up for the tv. I'm not moving it to make the room look all kinds of retarded when company comes over.
    Ease of living aka lazy mode > organized living space!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksandra View Post
    Unlike some of you slack-jaws, I like a decently organized living space. We have our computers in the living room, the couch is set up for the tv. I'm not moving it to make the room look all kinds of retarded when company comes over.
    Lolslack-jaws. Your problem is you invite people over!

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    You wouldn't know that though because you've demonstrably never picked up a book nor educated yourself on the matter. Let me guess, overweight housewife?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Jorildyn View Post
    Lolslack-jaws. Your problem is you invite people over!
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_mV_VHKEcOx...fxiwarning.jpg

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    It's all dicks and airplanes
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    haha, as if that ever meant anything to anyone

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    I have my PC hooked up to my TV via an HDMI cable, so it works as an HTPC and gaming center, I even put my PS3 into the closet cause there's barely any exclusive I'm interested in anymore,

    So if you have your PC in the living room/near a TV, get a cable and a controller (emulators and the games that are more enjoyable with it) and enjoy the best of both worlds!

  18. #38
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    Whenever the unofficial windower/plugins hit xiv,you'll regret choosing ps3

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    You wouldn't know that though because you've demonstrably never picked up a book nor educated yourself on the matter. Let me guess, overweight housewife?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cream Soda View Post
    Whenever the unofficial windower/plugins hit xiv,you'll regret choosing ps3
    maybe. They are allowing plugins for 14 this time around. I wonder if there is going to be any for the ps3 (via dlc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksandra View Post
    I wonder if there is going to be any for the ps3 (via dlc)
    This is incredibly unlikely. I think they even already said it won't happen but with information scattered all about it's hard to remember.

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