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Tooney712

$500 or lower Laptop Advice Requested

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Hey, so I'm trying to help a friend find a good enough gaming laptop - it doesn't need to run the latest games, as long as it's 64-bit it'll be an upgrade to his old laptop. About the only requirement is that it has to run FFXIV at minimal settings.

 

Friend doesn't have a large budget, hence the 500 or under stipulation. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

FFXIV'S minimum system requirements can be found here: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/product/

Please keep in mind the game is getting an expansion in a couple months and the minimum requirements are subject to change, especially since the devs have indicated they are going to abandon 32-bit versions of the game, which indicates a probable increase in RAM for both the DirectX 9 and 11 versions.

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Dell made an ungodly number of Inspiron 7567 laptops a couple of years back with an i5-7300HQ and either a GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti. Those are all over the used market right now.


Sabre - i7-8086K - MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X - AsRock Z370 Fatal1ty Gaming K6 - 32GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 - 250GB Western Digital Black M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0x4 - 1TB Inland Professional SSD - 960GB SanDisk Ultra II - 4TB Seagate Barracuda - Corsair RM650i - Fractal Design Meshify C White TG - Noctua NH-C14S

 

Senketsu - Ryzen 5 1600 - MSI GTX 1050 Ti LP - Gigabyte B450 AORUS M - 16GB Corsair DDR4-3466 RGB - 256GB ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro - Silverstone SF450 - ABS R206-ITX (worst case ever) - Arctic Alpine AM4

 

Banzai - i7-6700T - Dell OEM GT 730 2GB DDR3 - Gigabyte GA-B150N Phoenix - 16GB HyperX Fury DDR4-2400 - 240GB Crucial M500 - Seasonic 300W Server PSU - HP Slimline s3200n chassis - Rosewill RCX-775-LP

 

Harvey Dent - Pentium G3258 - MSI GTX 750 Ti LP - ASUS H81M-C - 16GB Patriot Viper DDR3-1600 - 480GB SanDisk Ultra II SSD (Windows 10) - Vaseky 64GB mSATA SSD (Windows XP) - Corsair SF600 - Athenatech A100BB - Arctic Alpine 11 Plus

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38 minutes ago, Tooney712 said:

Hey, so I'm trying to help a friend find a good enough gaming laptop - it doesn't need to run the latest games, as long as it's 64-bit it'll be an upgrade to his old laptop. About the only requirement is that it has to run FFXIV at minimal settings.

 

Friend doesn't have a large budget, hence the 500 or under stipulation. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

FFXIV'S minimum system requirements can be found here: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/product/

Please keep in mind the game is getting an expansion in a couple months and the minimum requirements are subject to change, especially since the devs have indicated they are going to abandon 32-bit versions of the game, which indicates a probable increase in RAM for both the DirectX 9 and 11 versions.

I was able to find this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Acer-Nitro-5-Gaming-Laptop-Intel-i5-2-30GHz-8GB-Ram-256GB-SSD-Windows-10-Home/263941141929?epid=17025213752&hash=item3d741e35a9:g:LAIAAOSwx~ZcsL5F
Yes it's refurbished, but the next cheapest thing that could of worked was $700+
- i5-8300H 2.30 GHz Processor
- 8 GB of Ram
- 15.6" Display with 1920 x 1080 Resolution
- Dedicated GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
- Windows 10 Home

Honestly for the price, it's really good.

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