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    Considering Installing FFXIV: ARR

    I'm thinking of giving this game a shot after multiple years of FFXI (just got boring, sadly) but I'm curious as to how the game would run on the PC I built last year.

    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170MX-Gaming 5
    Processor: Intel Core i7 - 6700
    Graphics: NVIDIA GE Force GT 740

    I do have some $$$ for some improvements, but with what I have now, will the game run smoothly?

    Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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    You would benefit from an upgraded graphics card tremendously.

    GTX 960 would be a good move if you're not looking to spend a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetanio View Post
    You would benefit from an upgraded graphics card tremendously.

    GTX 960 would be a good move if you're not looking to spend a lot.
    I can drop around $200-250 for an updated graphics card.

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    For $200-$250 you're best off grabbing
    https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-.../dp/B01MF7EQJZ
    or something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetanio View Post
    For $200-$250 you're best off grabbing
    https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-.../dp/B01MF7EQJZ
    or something similar.
    Cool, thanks!

    As for everything else, are those ok for running FFXIV:ARR?

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    I ran FFXIV on a GT640m (mobile version), you'll be fine at medium 1080. As you're probably rocking a desktop version of the card, I imagine it'll be better too.

    I have the same CPU as you currently, not a problem, I also ran it previously with my GT640 but a i7 3700s (s = under clocked/low voltage).

    Ideally you'll have 16gb of RAM, previously I had 8gb and FFXIV hovers around 1.2gb on top and I was low approached low on RAM usually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Stig View Post
    I ran FFXIV on a GT640m (mobile version), you'll be fine at medium 1080. As you're probably rocking a desktop version of the card, I imagine it'll be better too.

    I have the same CPU as you currently, not a problem, I also ran it previously with my GT640 but a i7 3700s (s = under clocked/low voltage).

    Ideally you'll have 16gb of RAM, previously I had 8gb and FFXIV hovers around 1.2gb on top and I was low approached low on RAM usually.
    When I built this PC, I cheaped out on the graphics card, but went in hard on the RAM. 32gb DDR4

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    Can just download the free trial and see how it runs on your hardware. I was playing XIV on an old 460gtx until mid-Heavensward, and it ran 60fps in all battle content that wasn't Hunts, so however that compares to a 740.

    It'll also let you get a taste for the game before committing any money to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaisha View Post
    Can just download the free trial and see how it runs on your hardware. I was playing XIV on an old 460gtx until mid-Heavensward, and it ran 60fps in all battle content that wasn't Hunts, so however that compares to a 740.

    It'll also let you get a taste for the game before committing any money to it.
    I tried finding a link for the free trial, but then I find out that I'm not eligible due to being a part of the beta many moons ago.

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    humm, you could do the benchmark? it won't be as good as trial for practical experiences, but at least it'll tell if you it sucks sweaty donkey balls?

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    Just tried the Benchmark. 5250 on Normal settings. 4409 on High

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