Alright, so I checked it on my LenovoX60, refurbished. This is a 2006 laptop that I purchased 4 years ago in 2010 for 150$. I know it got a RAM upgrade
Processor: Intel Core Duo T7200 @ 2.00 GHz
As you can see, it's a train wreck.
It loaded pathfinder online (taking 45 seconds). On character select, it refused to draw my character, making him a black blob.
Trying to log in produced a crash after about 2 minutes. Probably because I was attempting to log in using a potato.
Also, link to another systems discussion thread:
Some commentary from playing around for ~3 hours. I didn't have spreadsheets memorized or the UI guide memorized, but went in as a player that had read just a little bit.
1) Can we get so that the hover-over text in the gold and blue "roles" window turns green when we meet the pre-requisites, such that it is easy to see what we're missing?
That being said, 2 hours of play, only 1 crash. The wilderness is super dangerous as you get away from town, or maybe that's just me being terrible.
Thus far, it's pretty smooth and pretty interesting. I look forward to playing more and learning the game a little better.
Also, NCIX will do the build for 25$ with this link
Their price matching is exceptionally good.
I just built this:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For $209.88)
It runs Pathfinder online incredibly smoothly, but I only got to fiddle around in town for an hour or so. The 16gb of RAM is for a specific application.
But seriously, planning a desktop, getting NCIX to build it for 25$ is so easy/saves you so much over store-builts it's incredible.
I also have an old laptop I intend to test Pathfinder online on, but I suspect it won't run it.
CPU: Basically everyone is using some I5 here, including some lower end ones. The exception is the single overclocked AMD FX4170.
It seems like a good bet would be the level of Modest-Fair-Good on Logical Increments http://www.logicalincrements.com/ --- a 430$-600$ computer. But we're still on relatively few sources.