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3 years ago#1
What I need to do: Build a PC from ground zero, all parts and OS needed.
What i'm willing to spend: $1400 canadian dollars (will be a progressive purchase though, currently unable to buy all in one shot)
What I want to do on said computer: Play Final Fantasy 14: Realm Reborn on respectable settings (do not necessarily need max settings; this is just an example, i'm not only going to play this.)
Why I made this topic: Was recommended to build a PC instead of buying a new laptop; was told to create a new topic after a build I was interested in was criticized upon.

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3 years ago#2
I always think it's unfortunate that Canadians can't order from American online stores at American prices. Some sort of tariff law?
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3 years ago#3
iunno, I manage though, the price changes are somewhat drastic I suppose. For example, this is the build I was originally interested in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33_YzbaDuoI

That build supposedly costed him $840 american. Doing a quick scavenger hunt for his parts, while also choosing a different "better" (better as in it looks better to my rookie eyes) motherboard and a blu-ray combo drive (damn near triple the price of the one he listed), I totaled to nearly $1050 canadian.

However, someone mentioned that "price changes can change everyday" so that can be the case. Well with that said, I had recommended changes to damn near every item in that list, so let us try make one under 1400 canadian.
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3 years ago#4
Minus the video cards my build costed roughly 1100. Intel HD4600 should be able to run FFXIV on medium.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Dedmonds87/saved/2dAV

I can play everything on highest settings at 60FPS so far. Minus games with unlocked Physx features.
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3 years ago#5
Panopictonguy posted...
Minus the video cards my build costed roughly 1100. Intel HD4600 should be able to run FFXIV on medium.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Dedmonds87/saved/2dAV

I can play everything on highest settings at 60FPS so far. Minus games with unlocked Physx features.


That's not Canadian pricing...
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3 years ago#6
http://www.logicalincrements.com/

I'd just take the Excellent build from here. It'll probably be able to max out FF14. Get the 760 instead of the 7950, IMO.
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3 years ago#7
@Panopictonguy and gastaman: Regardless of it not being canadian that's still a good thing to post, at least I can work with that, at first glance though the RAM and video card are a little overkill (perhaps i'm shooting myself in the foot though) and I don't plan on getting a SSD right away.

@Furious: I haven't seen that site before, thanks for posting, i'll definitely take a look at that.
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3 years ago#8
Sparta19 posted...
@Panopictonguy and gastaman: Regardless of it not being canadian that's still a good thing to post, at least I can work with that, at first glance though the RAM and video card are a little overkill (perhaps i'm shooting myself in the foot though) and I don't plan on getting a SSD right away.


If you say so...

Edit: This is that build on ca.pcpartpicker.com, if you're curious:
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1xix0
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3 years ago#9
By saying "at least I can work with that" doesn't mean i'm going to buy his set, I just mean I can get an idea of what type of products I could be looking at, i'm still green to all of this. Also, just the optical drive was near tripled, not the whole build. If I compiled the exact build in the video it would have been approx. $950-980.

EDIT: That's actually a somewhat surprising change in price for the totals given.
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3 years ago#10
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1xjfi

It's a little over $1400 and I'm not sure if you need to include a monitor, mouse, keyboard, and/or speakers into that $1400, but you could always trim down a little. If you don't need the monitor, mouse, keyboard, and/or speakers included in the $1400, but definitely need it to not exceed $1400, you can always downgrade the CPU cooler and possibly, if needed, just get a DVD burner, instead of Bluray.
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