Which Computer Does Final Fantasy XIV Recommend?

Online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV is coming out this month. If you don't have a PC, you might want to get one. But which one?

This is computer that Final Fantasy XIV is recommending in Japan. It is packed with an Intel Core i7-980X 3.33GHz chip, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, 12GB triple channel DDR3-SDRAM memory, Nvidia GeForce GTX480 and a solid-state drive 80GB HDD. Typically priced at ¥349,980 (US$4,075), yours for ¥314,980 ($3,668).

Or, you know, you could just buy a PS3. Whichever!

ファイナルファンタジー®XIV推奨パソコン 特設ページ [Frontier via オレ的ゲーム情報]


    Wow. That'd be over AUD$4000...


    I'm sorry, the first words that come to mind are 'Are you f***ing delusional?'

    Would love for someone to crunch the numbers on raw hardware prices for a comparison...

    Prices from Shopbot.


    CPU : $1400 - $1500
    OS : $200 - $220
    RAM : ~$400
    VIDEO CARD : $600 - $650
    HDD : $350 - $450

    So that leaves you needing a case, PSU, mobo, dvd-drive, monitor, headphones keyboard + mouse.

    CASE : $150 - $500+
    PSU : $150 - $200
    MOBO : $150 - $500+
    DVD : $20 - $150(BluRay)
    MONITOR(24") : $200 - $300
    HEADPHONES : ~$100 (depends on audiophile-ness)
    KEYBOARD : $40 - $200
    MOUSE : $20 - $200

    So if we look at the spectrum, being frugal you could get away with (maybe)spending $3780.

    If you like to see your bank account drop a few digits then you could spend $5370


    $3750 - $5370 DIY.

    ( prices are very rough, could maybe squeeze it down to under $3500 at the low end and could easily save a significant amount by shopping around on brands. )

      Forgot... you COULD just buy a PS3, but then how would you run Linux!

    FF14 is going to be dead in the water by the looks of it

    Got into the beta and have to say...BOOOOOOOOORIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING! And you can't skip cutscenes!

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