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Final Fantasy XIV Upgrade Possible?


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KuruptOwnz

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Hello all,

I have a Gateway GM5664 PC and wondering if it's possible to upgrade the PC itself to run FFXIV?

http://www.amazon.co...sl_8x32mvt0dz_b

Thanks!
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here's a benchmark test from Square Enix
http://www.finalfant...a/benchmark/na/
run it and see, they recommend a minimum score of 1500, but I've heard that you can play with as low as a 750ish. You'll probably be able to run the game, just not on high settings
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I ran it on low settings, but my score was 303.

I'm wondering if this PC would be able to be upgraded in terms of a video card without having to get a new tower, etc... I'm trying to avoid buying a new PC. :/

Thanks.
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From the specs on Amazon for your existing PC, the processor should still be okay for FFXIV, More RAM never hurts (always helps!) and with a higher end video card you will probably be able to run it just fine. Note also that you may need to get a higher power PSU to be able to run a higher GPU, as most Gateway/Dell/Acer style PCs have barely above the minimum required for the parts they leave the factory with.
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From the specs on Amazon for your existing PC, the processor should still be okay for FFXIV, More RAM never hurts (always helps!) and with a higher end video card you will probably be able to run it just fine. Note also that you may need to get a higher power PSU to be able to run a higher GPU, as most Gateway/Dell/Acer style PCs have barely above the minimum required for the parts they leave the factory with.


For those of us who are newer, what exactly is that? Heh.
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Power Supply Unit. My Dell came with a 250w power supply. If I ever wanted to upgrade anything, I would have needed a power supply that could handle at least 400-500 watts
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Here are the specs for the power supply in your computer;
Gateway GM5664 Power Supply

ATX-400GW (Bestec ATX-400GW S1R)
No power upgrade options.
Notes: Original power rating 400W, part numbers 6506042R, 6506043R, 6506070R.
As Oberon75 said they are far from the best and it limits the choice of new
video card you can install
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