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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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    Ok, it's installed and I'm on Behemoth server. Shockingly, my current setup runs the game pretty well so far. Mind you, I haven't been in any in-game situations where there might be multiple PCs performing actions that may cause some issues, but so far the game has run very well on my PC.

    I do still plan on upgrading my graphics card within the next week or so, as I have games on my PC that are a bit more graphics intensive (looking at you, No Man's Sky) that would benefit from an upgraded graphics card.

    So far, I'm liking the game. I can pretty much go at my own pace, do quests, etc. and level up various jobs. I've got PGL 17, GLD 7, THM 7 so far. I still haven't quite figured out the trades yet, it's very different than what I'm accustomed to on FFXI.

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    Crafting is very easy. At first its literally progress > 100%

    Then you unlock abilities that increase quality. So you try to maximize quality while getting progress to 100%.

    Then you get master's mend which lets you convert CP to increase spent durability and you go from there.

    I'd recommend getting all crafts to 15 before getting one to 50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiye View Post
    Crafting is very easy. At first its literally progress > 100%

    Then you unlock abilities that increase quality. So you try to maximize quality while getting progress to 100%.

    Then you get master's mend which lets you convert CP to increase spent durability and you go from there.

    I'd recommend getting all crafts to 15 before getting one to 50.
    I'm guessing 50 is the current max for a craft? Can I only get one to 50? Or all of them?

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    can get 70, on all of them, including gathering

    if you were a crafter in xi, crafting in this game will eat up a good chunk of your time. which if you like to stay busy, is a good thing.

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    Got this graphics card incoming at Best Buy. The price went up a little bit, but isn't a bank account breaker.

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/evga-nv...?skuId=5668600

    I'm looking forward to seeing how this baby performs with FFXIV: ARR and also No Man's Sky which I haven't played in ages due to underperforming graphics card.

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