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Square Enix has officially endorsed a PC capable of playing the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV, known for its relatively hefty system requirements – fortunately, the machine they recommend only costs a paltry ¥315,000 ($3,750).

There is no word as to whether the PC will deliver the complete Final Fantasy XIV experience by slowly turning itself off after exceeding 8 hours of use in a week.


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    Comment by Igarashi
    03:27 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Funny! My computer only cost £600 and I got 2500 ish on the FF14 benchmark, and it's been running great on default settings since Beta phase 2.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:05 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    funny thing is you could buy 10 ps3´s and still build and damn good pc for that money what a world hahaha!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:55 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Specs are okay but the price is, as usual for japan, a total rip-off. My advice: hunt for value-price parts and built your own rig for less than a third of that price.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:46 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait a year and build something as good or better for under $600 :)

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    Comment by tingle
    01:39 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    if you can't build your own PC hire someone to do it the savings will be well over 50%

    Comment by Kudie Pie
    03:33 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you can't build your own PC, hire ME to do it. :3

    Seriously, I often thought it would be a good way of earning money. For example, building a PC like this would cost about $1500-$2000 in parts; you could charge $500 for assembly, which takes well under an hour if you know what you're doing, and the customer would still save money.

    Sadly, I hear that this industry isn't as lucrative as it could be and one can't make any money from it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:14 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah, the Intel i7-980X... a 20% performance increase over the AMD X6 1090T for only four times the price! Who could pass on that deal?

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    Comment by kamiru
    23:10 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    sqaure enix say: if you aren't rich AND dumb, you shouldn't play our games.

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    Comment by Myballz
    22:45 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Artafact what are the spec's and features on that computer for the reason its worth that much?

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    Comment by Sychone
    23:13 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The pic says:
    Intel Core i7-980X (3.33GHz)
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
    12GB (2GBx6) Triple Channel DDR3-SDRAM memory
    Nvidia GeForce GTX480
    SSD 80GB / 2nd HDD 2TB

    btw my 3 year old PC
    AMD Athlon X2 4200+
    2 GB DDR2 memory
    GeForce GT240 512MB GDDR5

    got 1703 points in the (1280x720) benchmark, which looked "playable"...

    Comment by Kudie Pie
    23:03 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The specs are listed in the picture, and they don't come close to justifying the cost.

    It costs that much because they know otaku will pay anything.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:12 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL, for the price of this machine I could build a kick ass i7 with 16gb ram, 6tb hdd, 2xBD-RW Drives and 2x1gb nvidia or ati cards and still have enough left for a 50~60" LCD HDTV or 2x26" monitors and 1x40" HDTV
    And even then, I'd still be able to use the computer for way more than just play ffxiv, worse yet for just 8hr/w.
    Then again, if I had that kinda money to spend on a game, I'd use it to rig it into an FHD AV edit system or programming station, instead.
    So i'll be happy enough with the console version, tvm.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:14 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah...

    It makes me remember a cool sport motorbike around that price.

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    Comment by Bronxdragon
    01:23 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    .....They are out of their fucking minds.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:23 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah the good old my 3 or 4 year old tech in my 300 dollar gaming console is better than your band new $1,000 PC. Only ever said by the "you can't actually afford a PC but want to feel better about yourself types"
    Sorry but this was old when the hardware came out and fanboys believed the Sony and MS hype that they where selling you super computers at bargain basement prices.
    Look at the specs of the hardware and get a dose of reality people.

    Comment by Kudie Pie
    03:57 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Consoles are dedicated to gaming and are far more efficient at the tasks they can do with their hardware. It's true that a top-of-the-line modern PC will be capable of much more detailed and high-res graphics than a console that's a couple of years old, the but the differences are much smaller than the hardware suggests. The games tend to be much better optimised as well (for an extreme example, look at GTA4). It's pretty impressive that a PS3 is capable of flawless 1080p graphics with only 256MB of RAM and a GPU from 2005.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:12 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "It's pretty impressive that a PS3 is capable of flawless 1080p graphics with only 256MB of RAM and a GPU from 2005."
    You mean 1080p video (Blue-Ray) and 720p grafics (Games), don´t you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:15 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, and in some games down to 576p graphics.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:49 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let's see...
    $3750 is roughly £2400.
    My monthly food budget is around £200.
    £2400/£200 is 12.

    So, if I give up food and water for a year, I can play FFXIV? Awesome!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:17 03/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Truly truly fair. ^_^ I'm buying this right away... I guess.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:43 02/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's up with these writers and the whole "You can only play FFXIV for 8 hours". You have not even researched this game. You know nothing. Stop spreading lies. There;s more to the game than your Physical level.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:55 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    BUT CAN IT PLAY CRYSIS? LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:42 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    microsoft ace combat

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:42 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    errp, flight simulator

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    Comment by X_Bacon
    13:05 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I never get tired of this one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:39 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    When compared to my $5000 PC, that's not so bad.

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    Comment by PrinceHeir
    06:19 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Holy Shit think about all the Blu Ray Anime's/Video Games you can buy with this

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:34 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's total and utter bullshit. FFXIV's requirements will NEVER, NEVER be as stringent as that of Crysis. And my 900 dollar pc can run crysis at 1920x1080 resolution at high. Whatever they're selling, it's many times overpriced and most likely, for stupid otakus who are willing to spend tens of thousands of dollars on figurines alone.

    Comment by PhillB
    11:45 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I only approve Falcon Northwest for desk rigs and Alienware for mobile platform.

    I would never consider this option. Not in 1000 years.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:29 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So it says that it is known for its hefty system requirements.What are those system requirements anyway?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:37 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh the requirements is in the picture.I must have missed it.So what is the difference between a regular window 7 pc and this window 7 pc?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:54 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    so supposed that Squeenix is telling you that to run this game at its max smoothly, your PC has to be at that, or close to, its provided specifications. okay, but what about the ps3 equivalent? so this is like saying the PS3 will be a crappy port with sub-par graphics and laggy gameplay?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:47 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    the reason the PS3 version is delayed is because they want to PREVENT that it is a laggy port. They're pouring alot of resources into making sure the game plays smoothly on PS3.

    Besides the PS3 version won't be a port at all, the engine used for FFXIV runs on both PC and PS3, but it needs specific tweaking and optimising to be able to fit and run on the PS3's hardware. (and would require even MORE tweaking if it would ever have a hope of running on a X360)

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:48 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow.

    And that's before tax.

    Ouch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:59 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nah...
    If that's really true then FF XIV engine really suck and very buggy. Not even PC's game like Crysis need some monster like that :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:37 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can build a PC with the recomended FFXIV specifications for only 1,100.00 US dollars.
    Troll harder Artefact.

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    Comment by MoscowGolem
    17:21 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Процессор Intel "Core i7-980X Extreme Edition" (3.33ГГц, 6x256КБ+12МБ, EM64T) Socket1366 (oem) 38 361.80 (1162$)
    Мат. плата Socket1366 GIGABYTE "GA-X58A-UD7" (iX58, 6xDDR3, SATA II-RAID, SATA III-RAID, U133, 4xPCI-E, SB, 2x1Гбит LAN, IEEE1394a, USB2.0, USB3.0, ATX) (ret) 11 232.42 (340$)
    Модуль памяти 6x2ГБ DDR3 SDRAM Kingston "Hyper X" KHX1866C9D3T1K3/6GX (PC15000, 1866МГц, CL9) (ret) 12 581.16 (381$)
    Жесткий диск 2000ГБ Western Digital "Caviar Black WD2001FASS" 7200об./мин., 64МБ (SATA II) (oem) 5 219.14 (158$)
    Накопитель SSD 120ГБ 2.5" OCZ "Agility" OCZSSD2-1AGT120G (SATA II) 8022.82 (242$)
    Видеокарта PCI-E 1536МБ Leadtek "WinFast GTX 480" (GeForce GTX 480, DDR5, 2xDVI, mini-HDMI) (ret) 15 812.00 (479$)
    Привод BD-RE 10x2x10xBD/16x8x16xDVD/48x24x48xCD LG "WH10LS30", черный (SATA) 5 599.10 ( 169$)
    Корпус Miditower Raidmax "Sagitta 921WBP", ATX, черно-серебр. 2 972.42 (90$)
    Блок питания 1000Вт Chieftec "CFT-1000G-DF" ATX12V V2.0 (24+4/8+6+6/8+8pin, вентиляторы d140мм, d80мм) + кабель питания EURO (1.5м) 5 530.66 (167$)
    Клавиатура Microsoft "Sidewinder X4" JQD-00012, 103+16кн., подсветка, эрг., черный (USB) (ret) 1 829.00 (55$)
    "Мышь" Microsoft "Sidewinder X3 Mouse" UUC-00005 лазерн., 7кн.+скр., серо-черный (USB) 1 470.28 (42$)

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    цены взяты в Ф-центр , актуальны на 31 августа. Так что в том магазине барыжат почти 500 баксов себе в карман кладут!!!

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    Comment by Azure Sky
    16:05 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That PC can kiss my ass! Do you know what I can do with $3,750!?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:15 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Get 75 50 dollar hookers? Or 5 750 dollar hookers?

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    Comment by Azure Sky
    16:20 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exactly...wait what?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:37 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    or 1 3750 dollar hooker. although in that price range they're called "escorts" aren't they.

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    Comment by Schrobby
    21:54 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, get 125 30 dollar japanese elementary schoolgirls. ^_^

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    Comment by Schrobby
    21:54 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, get 125 30 dollar japanese elementary schoolgirls. ^_^

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    Comment by Bass
    16:12 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Really, I even doubt the owners of PS3 would even bother to buy the game disc, and they are selling the PC capable of playing FF XIV for that outrageous price!? I expect the game will be worth 5 bucks on the next 2 months from it's release really, Square Enix, YOU will fail HARD!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:45 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    time to plan my trip to Japan 2 months after its release to pick this game up at that price. along with FF13 for $5 too :D :D

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    Comment by Sithreis
    16:04 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Does it come with a blowjob peripheral?

    *crosses fingers*

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    Comment by theoristPL
    16:03 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    new pc+game+monthly charge=8 hrs play in week, no reason to buy that

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:13 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ah jeez you people. You can play the game as much as you want. The 8 hours thing is basically that per week you can only get the XP equivalent of 8 hours of non-stop grinding (which only no-lifer basement dwellers do, NORMAL people space their leveling and don't do the "let's stop having fun guys" grind).

    Plus when NOT XPing the fatigues goes down so in the end if you space it enough you can get far more than 8 hours of XP out of it . Plus the fatigue only applies to your MAIN level, your jobs work on an independent and longer fatigue, meaning that even though you might not "level up" after 8 nonstop grinding hours, you can still skillup your weapons and magic, craft, gather, chat, do missions, do whatever you want.

    The only thing fatigue does is put a cap on how fast you can race to the endgame, which is a GOOD thing.

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    Comment by Gitami
    16:30 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some people enjoy leveling, then selling the character or equipments. Or taking the high level character to stroll slowly through mob areas and taking the time to admire the views. Well, spending your time grinding your skills does help make make it quicker when the 8 hours are reset. But it does force you to do other stuff.

    It does equalize the playing field between the casuals and the gamers or more appropriately seen, it handicaps the gamers.

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    Comment by Jeen
    15:55 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only... ONLY?

    That puts Alienware to shame.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    01:30 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "There is no word as to whether the PC will deliver the complete Final Fantasy XIV experience by slowly turning itself off after exceeding 8 hours of use in a week."

    *thumbs up*

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    Comment by Kuro'Base'Neko
    00:21 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I rather choose Alienware than this "only $3,750" thing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:46 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hahaha infact its so cheap, the most expensive alien ware compatible LAPTOP is 3x faster than that.
    CrossFire ATi Radeon HD 5970 out does 1 measly little GeForce GTX 480, even though i prefer GeForce.

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    Comment by awesome
    16:39 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    We are Square Enix suck at optimizing our games for PC so we're going to sell you overpriced piece of shit and we hope you enjoy the game.

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    Comment by Elc
    17:18 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ahahaha... thats a hillarious comment... Alienware is utter crap for your money, go with Digital Storm if you want a computer that kicks ass. Alienware has been crap ever since Dell put their crappy hands on the company.
    but yea, you can put together a beast for under $1000 if you are willing to go AMD, under $1500 if you are building an Intel.
    seriously, $700USD will build you a great PC that can play pretty much every game on the market at decent settings at least.

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    Comment by kyosak
    16:30 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    12GB RAM
    I lol'd. Overkill much?

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    17:02 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's never enough...
    There's always never enough...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:44 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    it provides faster alt + tab

    Red Alert 3 Uprising Maximum resolution
    Assassins Creed
    Prince of Persia
    NBA 2K10
    Devil May Cry 4
    Blade and Soul
    Starcraft II
    Team Fortress

    Several kick ass graphics hog game

    solitaire and minesweeper

    all minimized in the background.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    08:34 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who said anything about making full use of it anyway? They just want moar and moar

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:59 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe, but can the software really make full use of it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:13 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No; it's required because they're sloppy programmers whose poor code sucks up all the performance of that "super"-spec'd PC.

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    Comment by kyosak
    18:27 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you are sitting at 8GB or even 6GB of RAM and your game is slowing down, it's safe to say your RAM is NOT the system's bottleneck.

    Look to upgrade elsewhere.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:20 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's what they said about 8MB RAM.

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    Comment by X_Bacon
    03:23 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd rather run a native 64bit OS anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:58 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is a patch to make XP 32bit recognize >4GB RAM?

    Would you kindly tell me where?

    And yea, 32bit CPUs can address more tan 4GB RAM, my server can have up to 16GB and I don't think that Pentium 3 Xeon (the server has 3 of them) is a 64bit CPU.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:12 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    X_Bacon, as would I, if I had a new PC with no OS. As it is now, reinstalling the OS and all the software would take a long time and would likely break some things, so I don't do that. When I built my current main PC, I had 4 choices in the OS - XP (32 or 64 bit) and Vista (32 or 64 bit). Vista and XP64 sicks, so I went with XP32, I still use it now, 3 years later.

    If I had the choice I probably would have used Win7, now it's too much of a hassle to reinstall Windows for that ~750MB of RAM (Windows sees 3.25GB of my 4GB).

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    Comment by X_Bacon
    05:38 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I see...
    My WinXP would only address 3GB, yours is being nicer.
    Since I kinda like formatting and reinstalling everything (I work doing that, heh), I had no problem with that.

    You might wanna try PAE (if it's not enabled already) and 4GT.
    Here, these might help:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366796(VS.85).aspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/server/pae/paedrv.mspx
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb613473(v=VS.85).aspx

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    Comment by X_Bacon
    13:02 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Drivers? Never had a problem with that so far, even my old Geforce 4 MX has 64bit drivers for it. 64bit OSes are getting popular real quick, you can find pretty much any driver you need.
    Unless you're using some really old legacy hardware...

    As for 16bit software, I run them on a VM. But short of IT professionals and enthusiasts, does anyone still use those?

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    Comment by Schrobby
    12:30 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    To the guys asking for patches: I guess links will get deleted, since manipulating the windows kernel is kinda illegal. Try google. They are really easy to find. I saw them for 7, Vista and XP. Not sure about 2K, but who uses that anymore?

    Why that patch and not a 64 bit OS? Because there's no need to upgrade, 64 bit lacks drivers and you can still run 16 bit software with a 32 bit OS.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:57 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    WTB patch for Windows XP.

    I'm pretty sure there aren't any:(

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:23 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I also format and reinstall for my friends etc, but I do not like doing that to my own computers - after that I forget to install some software ("Oh, I know, I'll just use this program, oh wait, I don't have it anymore since the reinstall, hmm... where is the installer?") - this part takes a long time and during that time there is always something that still "does not work right"...

    I think when I need more RAM, I'll just get a 4-8GB DRAM-SSD and put my page file on it, should be much faster than even a 15kRPM hard drive (current setup)...

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    Comment by Schrobby
    21:48 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Windows administers RAM in virtual 2 GB units per running program. 3 GB if you use a certain command.

    FF XIV can only use what the OS provides, no matter how much RAM is in the box.

    Now that we talk about RAM, I guess it might be interesting to know that 32 bit Windows (up from good old W2K) can address 64GB RAM, not 4 or less like M$ wants you to believe. CPUs use 36 bit to address RAM, not 32. Google for PAE.

    INB4 questions: Yes, there are patches out there. I saw them for 7, Vista and XP.

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    Comment by Schrobby
    21:48 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Windows administers RAM in virtual 2 GB units per running program. 3 GB if you use a certain command.

    FF XIV can only use what the OS provides, no matter how much RAM is in the box.

    Now that we talk about RAM, I guess it might be interesting to know that 32 bit Windows (up from good old W2K) can address 64GB RAM, not 4 or less like M$ wants you to believe. CPUs use 36 bit to address RAM, not 32. Google for PAE.

    INB4 questions: Yes, there are patches out there. I saw them for 7, Vista and XP.

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    Comment by Majineko
    16:06 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yep. thats why we have consoles ^_^

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    Comment by DFC
    23:24 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The master race sends its regards for your lack of cognitive abilities.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:41 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Squenix! What does the benchmark say about my 3 yr old <$1k system's score? *crumples overclock software*
    It's over 9000!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:31 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mine's only 1006.

    Kick its ass, Nappa!

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    Comment by Kyorisu
    16:33 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "yep. thats why we have consoles ^_^"

    Because you're too stupid to build your own. Yep. Or in the worst case scenarios the cheapest joints around my place (think wholesale price chinese) will put whatever you buy together for $70.

    You can build a respectable machine for under $500 or a beast for under $1000 or a crazy good rig for pushing 2K resolution at 100fps for under $1500 etc.

    Get what you pay for and in this case you're paying for the name.

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    Comment by X_Bacon
    02:59 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You do realize even the DS has a CPU and a GPU, don't you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:23 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mang I only had 2 stupid Quadro FX5600 in SLi with Quadro FX4600 on Dedicated Physx. Feels bad mang.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:19 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, they realease game made for top PCs and suddenly consoles arent about how powerful they are but about exclusives? Nice hypocrisy...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:39 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, but will it run Minesweeper?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:28 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Games scarce for on the PC? What hole did you crawl out of. Go look at Steam and the hundreds of games on it and more coming constantly for PC. This is an age of digital distribution.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:32 02/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like how you ignored the "games you actually wanna play are scarce for it". I was implying that the games could be in abundance, but it could turn out that those games aren't for you.

    Wow, I can't believe I actually had to clarify that.

    learn2readingcomprehension

    Also, dd is great. But it's not for everyone. This might surprise you, but a lot of people would prefer to own the physical medium. =/

    I don't know if that was a troll post or just unadulterated ignorance and idiocy , but if it was a troll post, crawl back under your bridge. If it's the latter, well, there's not much I can do for you.

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    Comment by X_Bacon
    03:00 02/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I do find most games on Steam to be relevant to my interests, but that's just me.

    I agree with your first comment, tho.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:11 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ 01:19

    Totally. I bought my Wii because it's a powerhouse and not because of Nintendo's legendary first party titles. Same goes for my PS3. I bought it solely for the 3.2 GHz CBE CPU rather than expecting it to have an awesome library of games like the PS2 did. Oh, I musn't forget the 360. I bought that because the ATI Xenon chip gave me a hard on, XBL means nothing to me.
    /SARCASM

    @ X_Bacon

    You do realize that Anon 21:47 said RIDICULOUS CPUs and GPUs, don't you? The DS uses crappy, outdated technology but devs still manage to crank out great games for it.

    Let me put this way: you build a top of the line gaming performance PC. But you then see that games you actually wanna play are scarce for it and are more abundant on the console side. Now what?

    That shows that it all comes down the friggin' GAMES. If the games on the console side appeal to you more - awesome - just don't put down the pc side because its games don't, same for the other way around.

    Seriously, pcfags like to act the machine they built is like the fucking offspring between them and God and'll go on to save the universe from fuck knows what. Can no one, be they on the Wii, 360, PS3 or PC's side, just enjoy their damn games without taking shots at the other side because theirs don't appeal to them? Am I the only one that finds that to be ridiculously pathetic?

    Anyways...

    /rant

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    Comment by Dreck
    17:57 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    My PC will handle this just fine. This is just lukewarm marketing. Any <600$ PC you build yourself will do the number just fine.

    plus, why alienware, unless it's for the laptop? and even then it's a ripoff imo. Whoever plays an mmo on a laptop is beyond my logic.

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    Comment by Schrobby
    21:25 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course, but this is about power. A console with relatively cheap hardware (even several years old to boot) can only loose here. Clever programming helps, but there are limits.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:24 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @21:00
    I have my consoles for the exclusives, but i still prefer my PC over my Consoles ._.

    and it's just a $1000 rig i bought 2 years ago (it can still handle almost all new Games at maxed out settings at 1440*900 res) D:

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    Comment by ThoughtCriminal
    21:21 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah I hate those fucking Pcfags too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:47 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I could care less about a console's or a PC's power to be quite frank. Games don't ridiculous CPUs, GPUs and whatevers to be enjoyable. The DS is a shining testament to that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:00 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Don't get so high and mighty, Kyorisu.

    Fucking Christ, I hate pcfags...

    You know, some of us buy consoles because of the awesome exclusives. >_>

    And believe me, they're damn well worth it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:45 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    this actually looks pretty close to my computer except the cpu
    Intel i7 940
    Asus P6x58D
    6GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR ram
    asus gtx 480
    corsair 1000hx
    intel 160gb ssd
    3x WD 2tb hdd
    1x wd 1tb hdd
    antec 900 v2 case

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    Comment by Thage
    18:15 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    GeForce GTX 465 > $220
    Intel i5 760 > $200
    and with a fitting motherboard for about $100, it'll feel like you're hopping in Neverland - maybe for even cheaper if you know where to look too. You can also build something similar with AMD parts. That computer is probably to play the game with that panaromic-3D-13260x2260-resolution thing - which I still don't see the point of...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:43 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You could run Crysis 2 at maximum and possibly with Wakamoto nanosuit on with that hardware, but FF XIV???

    Nope.

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    Comment by Dia
    19:33 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You were a fool to buy 480.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:15 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think you missed the related article:
    http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2010/06/18/final-fantasy-xiv-ps3-hugely-degraded-you-wont-notice/

    That's for thew PS3, but I don't think the XBox 360 is going to fair much better (if not worse) graphics-wise.

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    Comment by Petori
    01:48 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @16:15 lol that was fake. There was no PS3 version at E3. But of course PC version will look better. And the is no XBOX360 version coming at the moment.

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    Comment by Majineko
    15:29 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you forget that people were able to play the beta on the ps3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:01 24/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you forget that this generation of consoles is old shit already

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    Comment by Schrobby
    21:18 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    A PC built with selected hardware for some hundred bucks is already faster than those consoles...

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    Comment by fxc2
    21:59 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You could build a PC as powerful as that without the overpriced Intel and Nvidia parts for 'bout 2k. Hell, with $3750 you could slap in Eye Infinity support to boot. Well, not that the support will do much good without several screens of course.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:25 24/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unfortunately Eye Infinity is about as retarded as well, down syndrome.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    16:08 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL. You can get some of the most beastly over-speced and over-powered Alienware or Falcon NorthWest PC with that kind of money. As in something that will be future proof for a good decade...

    But wow. What the hell is up with Japanese PC industry and extreme overpricing?

    You can get a pretty respectable gaming Samsung laptop for something like $700. Sure, it's not the crazy 12GB RAM they're promising here, but either that or pay $3000 for overpriced sticker shock.

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    Comment by konakona
    22:31 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    WTF do you even need 12GB of RAM for? lol

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    Comment by X_Bacon
    03:02 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bragging rights.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:52 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Extremly useful for running VMs (running internet browser inside a VM makes lot of sense), allow you to say big fat F U !!! to marvelous microsoft engineers who designed Win7 (how much memory that piece of shit can eat?!) and still have no worries about poorly coded game running out of memory (I could play Fallout3 three times longer without CTD than ordinary folks).

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:25 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan is all about branding.

    You've seen the crazy 'branded' goods they have. The only things which are devalued from branding are people for thinking differently from the herd.

    But fuck the herd, we have our own style. Hey, think we can form our own independent nation?

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    Comment by TehBoringOne
    06:06 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you make it so the female underwear is to be shimapan, I'm sold.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:35 02/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm all for the school uniforms, but we need to agree on the colors.

    Or like Scotland, will they be used for distinguishing between different clans (i.e. fetishes)?

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    Comment by Schrobby
    12:19 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    We make it mandatory just like the school uniforms. ^_^

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    Comment by Schrobby
    21:30 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I plan to found the great nation of Otakutopia.
    Otaku from all over the world unite and we can do it! No bans! No censoring! Death penalty for femnazis! ^_^

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:18 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    no PC is good for a decade. An overspecced PC (and I mean really overspecced) is good for 5 years tops. At that point it can't run any game at a little more than minimum settings. Have you even looked at what "overspecced" was 10 years ago and compared it to what today's PCs can? Even a little pipsqueek netbook can outpower an overspecced PC from 10 years ago.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:42 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    as long as the PCs are powerful enough the run the eroge that they keep pumping out, I will be satisfied.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:43 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    even normal PCs are scary powerful compared to a decade ago. A normal desktop PC has the computing power surpassing that of a supercomputer from 15 years ago! That's just how it goes thanks to Moore's Law.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    16:24 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, yeah. 10 years ago might be stretching it as far as max-setting running games are concerned.

    It's just that gaming PCs are scary-powerful today compared to a decade ago.

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    Comment by Kei-chan
    16:02 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hahahahaha, yeah fuck this. No video game is worth paying near 4 grand for a new recommended computer.

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    Comment by HKE
    03:33 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    My workstation is this one: SUPERMICRO AS-2022G-URF 2U Server $1300 + 2 AMD Opteron 6128 8-core Magny-Cours 2.0GHz $600 ( 12 phisical cores) + XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 $ 150 + DDR3 Ram 1333MHZ 2GB $40 X 4 $160 (I run out of money lol) = $2210 plus my hp lcd of 21" and i literally beat the crap out of that pc , i use this for renders animations of 3d maya , blender and some real flow and other stuff and when im boring i play some it

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    Comment by D Day
    08:48 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Enix is full of CRAP
    Any PC gamer knows a decent video card, motherboard, & CPU would get any game running.

    My built:
    CPU: Q6600 OC @ 3.2
    Motherboard: Abit IP35
    Video Card: ATI 4870x2
    Memory: 3.5gb DDR2
    PWS: 1000 watts
    HHD: 6TB – yes SIX
    Screen: Vizio 47” E470VL

    TOTAL Cost of these 7: $1070 US Dollars

    & I get Crysis 1 + 2 running at Maximum resolution

    So I say again, ENIX is full of CRAP

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    Comment by Schrobby
    21:15 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not even 4K? That thing is cheap crap. ^_^

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    Comment by Enan
    01:57 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just try on a parts reseller website to how much it would cost to build this pc and it's basically 3000$+taxes+shipping so we're not far from the Square Enix thing.

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    Comment by TehBoringOne
    22:53 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm interested in what the PC fanboys who were laughing at the PS3's lacking capabilities have to say in light of this. Because yes, the PS3 won't look as good, but the ones who want this game surely won't have to pay more than what? 60 USD and whatever the online fee is worth?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:31 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've never bothered making a computer from scraps. I typically just modify/upgrade a pre-purchased one...

    But knowing the prices of some items out there. I'm pretty sure a guy like me could make a PC that's far more reliable then whatever the hell they're trying to sell us with a third of the price tag they have.

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    Comment by Kevin
    01:22 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even with the latest computer parts, to just make your own computer specs to support even the latest gaming won't even cost more then 3.1k... This has to be one of em advertisements for final fantasy fan suckers.

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    21:35 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh my god I've never seen a product so worth its price in my whole liiifeee!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:22 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry to pinup under your post.
    Core i7-980X - 999$
    12GB DDR3 RAM - 300$
    NVidia GTX480 - about 500$
    SSD 80GB - 200$
    HDD 2TB - 189$
    Sidewinder M&K - 99$
    BluRay combo drive - 149$
    I'm not sure about the MOBO used so I guess it would be Rampage III - 380$
    Windows 7 Ultimate - 180$
    Very good FullHD display - 200$
    If Google does math properly then its 3196$ +/- 50$. Even though this PC is a way too expensive they still want you to spend additional 500$ because of that recommendation.

    Sauce: newegg.com

    tl;dr
    Here you have a guide how to buy a good PC:
    http://i002.photobucket.com/albums/af150/The_FalconO6/CurrentLogicalPCBuyingGuide/Guide.png
    Bookmark it, sometimes it's updated.

    My advice: evade spending more than ~900$ on a new PC.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:06 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who spends money on computers, oh my god haven't you heard about pirating? Raid ships to steal computer parts!

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    Comment by Yamataka
    03:39 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anyone with half a brain will know that for less than half the money you could put together a pc that will be just as good. Half the stuff listed isn't even required. They're just throwing in the most expensive parts into the box for the hell of it.

    Just like Anon above me suggested, you only need to spend a fraction of that cost to get comparable performance. Buy an i7 930 and oc it past that 3.33Ghz with ease. That alone will save you $700 over that overpriced 980X. 12GB memory? Not necessary; half of that is plenty enough. 80GB SSD? Won't give you additional fps in games, just improve your loading times. Get a WD Black instead and save over $100 and get much more storage space at the same time. Blu-ray drive, extra hdds, Sidewinder m&k, are all unnecessary extras that add to the cost. Swap Win7 Ultimate for Home Premium and save another $80.

    That $3750 pc is a waste of money, when you can build a top of the line pc for $1500 or less.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:05 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You could still do that for considerably less, if you can't your are just retarded

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:56 24/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hardly a damn person needs more than 2GB of RAM even today. Seriously. Otherwise they need a lesson in unloading startup programs and pressing that little X button when they open a trillion useless things.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:43 04/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    An 80GM SSD? 12 GB of ddr3 Memory? Absurd. This is a PC, not a fucking server.

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    Comment by TFish
    08:29 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pirating in the sense of being an actual pirate literal high seas pirate does equal stealing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:21 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who are you 05:06, the RIAA? Pirating =/= stealing. Copyright violation/infringement yes, stealing, no.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:52 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @20:22 anon:
    Yeah, and you stick it up your ass to power it, you need a PSU asshole.
    Also a case (full tower so u can SLI/CROSSFIRE) and a god damn cooler, unless you plan using the 980X on fucking stock frecuency.

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    Comment by alidan
    09:35 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    to that computers credit, there is a place for it. high end video editing, extreme high rex photoshopping, among other things.

    but i have a question to pose.

    are there desktop motherboards that support 2 processors anymore? and if there is why not use 2 x6 amd cpus?

    i mean i have no doubt that there are things that take advantage of many cores and multiple threads, but wouldnt 12 real cores beat out 6 real and 6 logical?






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