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Old 07-23-2010, 07:29 AM   #1
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im sorry im sure these topics annoy people, but i love this community and figured id try to ask

im a computer major myself but i know next to nothing about video cards and im more of a console gamer, but ff14 is gonna be sick!

first off, here is the supposedly official requirements (the parts im worried about anyways):
* CPU Intel Core i7 2.66GHz or higher
* RAM 4GB or more
* Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or better with VRAM 768MB or more
* Sound Card DirectSound compatible sound card (DirectX 9.0c or higher)

and here are the specs for a laptop im getting soon from school:
* Lenovo ThinkPad T510
* 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5 540M Processor
* 4 GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM / 2x2 GB
* 320GB Serial ATA Drive@ 7200rpm
* Multiburner, 8x (DVD+/-R DL/DVD +/-RW/CD-RW)
* NVIDIA NVS 3100m with 512MB VRAM
* Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 Wireless card

if anyone could let me know it'd be greatly appreciated

if it cant, which is what im thinking :'( could anyone recommend a video card for a desktop, preferably nvidia that would run the game well without being over 9000 dollars?

or worst case...a whole new desktop

thanks much

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Old 07-23-2010, 07:36 AM   #2
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"NVIDIA NVS 3100m"

Isn't that used for video/photo editing and analysis usage? It can run older games moderately. I wouldn't buy that laptop for gaming. It will struggle at newer games even at low settings.

A graphic card also depends on the rest of your spec from your current or future desktop. Other tech members could help you with that and recommend you parts according to your budget. I don't recommend a pre-built desktop since they tend to be low-quality.

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its a laptop im getting through school, i dont have any choice (unless i want a mac....lol)
i imagine they cater largely to the architecture majors which my school focuses on

its an upgrade from the one ive been using the last two years, and i was impressed by how well it ran some stuff, like i had run fallout 3 on pretty much fall settings, but again i know next to nothing about pc gaming so i turn to the masters lol

so if i need to buy a new card could someone recommend one?
or a new desktop itself if they arent too expensive...
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It would be helpful to post your current specs. If you don't know them, download Everest 2.20 and post them.

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Check out the Building section in Hardware Support from the forum index if you want to build your own desktop since they are tad bit cheaper. If you insist on pre-built desktops, I can't help much there since I have yet to find a decent pre-built desktop for gaming.

Also, post your maximum budget.
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well the laptop im not getting until i get back to school in september i posted the specs in the original post

i never built my own before...money...well id prefer not to go over 1000 if thats viable...wouldnt need a moniter
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I meant to post your desktop's spec since laptops usually cannot be upgraded. It is necessary to see your current desktop's spec to see if your desktop is feasible enough to upgrade to a new graphics card.

Building a desktop is usually not that complicated and also, messing things up and destroying parts is next to zero percent. If you are still worried about that, you can have someone reliable to put it together.

The Building section link is here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f255/

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Recommended builds including $1000 budget:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f255...ly-448272.html

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You can make a post to get a decent computer of your liking. The members there will help you if you decide on building one.
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thanks, ill go post there, i wont be around my desktop for about a week and cant really remember the specs off the top of my head

might as well see all the options, thanks again for the help
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Huh... what kind of game is so technically advanced in that it'll only run on top-of-the-line hardware? I don't know anything about any upcoming FF games but even getting a desktop with the hardware as darklord listed will be quite costly (probably at least $1200 or so, just as a guess).

That being said, the video card you listed is a bit weak. It looks like an awesome computer overall though, just not for hardcore gaming.

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