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Hello, will this computer be powerfull enough for sims 3 plus expansion packs

1x 150mbs us wireless network wifi adaptor
3.6ghz AMD Fx 4100 4 core cpi
21.5 screen
basic 500w psu
red gaming case
ami ati radeon hd 6670 2gb graphics card
1 x 24x dvd rw optical drive
1x 1tb (1000gb) sata lll hard drive
gigabyte GA 78LMT S2P motherboard
standard manufacturer heatsink fan
8gb crucial ballistix 1333mhz ram
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  1. Easily, but it seems like you would be swapping out few components if you want to make it more cash efficient. For example, FX 4100 is overpriced for its performance, and you really don't want that basic power supply.
  2. Well do you know any places online that would help me build a good custom build computer ??
  3. Sunius said:
    Easily, but it seems like you would be swapping out few components if you want to make it more cash efficient. For example, FX 4100 is overpriced for its performance, and you really don't want that basic power supply.



    What about this then ??


    Black interior gaming case
    650W Black edition power supply
    Asus USB 3.0 AM3+ motherboard
    AMD FX-4100 3.6Ghz quad core processor
    8GB Corsair Vengeance RAM
    500GB Seagate hard drive
    Samsung DVD R/RW Drive
    NVidia GeForce GTS 450 graphics card
    Windows XP or Windows 7
    Microsoft Office 2010
    Microsoft Security Essentials
    Delivery
    12 Month warranty


    Sorry i just don't know much about computers
  4. That one has pretty short warranty ;).

    Also, if you want to get more knowledge about computers, I'd suggest you watch these two videos:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls

    I know they take quite a while, but it will boost your PC knowledge a lot :). It will help you save a few bucks and also make a good investment which will last you years.
  5. I tryed that before but it all confusing so i just need somebody to tell me the best out of the ones i put up which are the 1st one or Black interior gaming case
    650W Black edition power supply
    Asus USB 3.0 AM3+ motherboard
    AMD FX-4100 3.6Ghz quad core processor
    8GB Corsair Vengeance RAM
    500GB Seagate hard drive
    Samsung DVD R/RW Drive
    NVidia GeForce GTS 450 graphics card
    Windows XP or Windows 7
    Microsoft Office 2010
    Microsoft Security Essentials
    Delivery
    12 Month warranty

    to play the sims 3 on
  6. Okay I see. I'll help you find a prebuilt one. What is your budget? What country are you from?
  7. £600 and scotland
  8. is this any good

    a duo core CPU 2.8 GHZ PER CORE and a 3850 Ati Hd Graphics card 4gb DDR2 800 ram, 320GB HDD, DVD Combo 500Watt Antec psu + A gaming case with 4 led fans blue
    win 7 ultimate 64 bit with a 22inch monitor keyboard+mouse.
  9. Not really, it's used and I would not pay more than 200 pounds for it.
  10. thanks but i need everything monitor keyboard mouse ect
  11. Gaming computer case with 500W power supply
    AMD Phenom 3.4Ghz quad core black edition processor
    Gigabyte DDR3 motherboard
    Kingston 8GB RAM
    Seagate 500GB Hard drive
    DVD R/RW drive
    NVidia GeForce GTS 450 graphics card
    USB powered stereo speakers
    18.5 inch LCD monitor
    Logitech keyboard & optical mouse
    Windows XP or Windows 7
    Microsoft Office 2010
    Microsoft Security Essentials
    Delivery
    12 Month warranty

    although warranty itsnt very long :(
  12. Okay give me a minute!
  13. Sunius said:
    Okay give me a minute!


    Thanks sorry for being annoying
  14. At http://www.cclonline.com/page/customise/CCL-EL-KST2/with/SFT0066/ choose these components:

    Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual Core Processor
    2x Transcend Jet Ram 4GB Memory Module PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    MSI H61M-P31 (G3) Socket 1155 Motherboard
    1TB CCL Choice SATA III Hard Drive
    CCL Choice AMD Radeon HD 6770 1GB
    Samsung DVD RW SH-222BB/BEBE 22x SATA Black
    Bos Mid Tower Case - Black/Silver
    XFX Pro 450W Power Supply Unit (Core Edition)
    CarePack - 2 Year Return to Base
    TP-Link TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adaptor
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (SP1)

    End price will be £505.58.

    Then, there's this monitor:
    http://www.dabs.com/products/benq-g2222hdl-21-5--1920-x-1080-5ms-dvi-d-vga-widescreen-full-hd-led-monitor-7JTG.html for £95.98.

    That brings total to £601.56 without mouse and keyboard, but I'm sure you can choose the mouse and keyboard yourself :).
  15. thanks so much
  16. Just found this

    AMD Bulldozer FX4100
    4GB Ram
    500GB Hard drive
    Radeon 7750
  17. It's much worse ;). Is it cheaper?
  18. Haha no it cost more :(

    I just want the sims 3 to run fast and good with expansion packs

    even if i have to pay somebody to custom build it all i need to know is what to ask for so i dont get ripped off
  19. First of all, if you could find some one to build the PC for you, you could save around 50 pounds. The following parts are the same/similar as the prebuilt PC I linked:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£89.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-VS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£43.62 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£20.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£67.02 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card (£74.00 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 371 ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.84 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply (£35.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£13.31 @ CCL Computers)
    Monitor: BenQ G2222HDL 21.5" Monitor (£99.98 @ Dabs)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£72.96 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £549.44
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-09 22:32 BST+0100)

    As for what to look:

    1. At that budget level, you want either Intel i3 or i5 processor. Bulldozer ones are very bad!
    2. You want a quality power supply, which generally means from these brands: Corsair, Antec, Seasonic and XFX. Don't be fooled with other brands like Cooler master, as they make only power supply shaped objects that you better not plug to the wall with electricity!
    3. For the graphics card, you want something at HD 6770 level or above. To find out graphics card level, go to this website: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-review,review-32481-7.html (the higher card is listed, the better it is).
    4. You want at least 4 GB of memory.
    5. You want monitor with resolution of 1920x1080.
    6. You want 64 bit windows 7.
    7. You want ATX Mid Tower size case.

    The PC I linked meets all of those criteria. It's a pretty good buy considering it's a prebuilt one. It will run Sims 3 flawlessly :). And the monitor you picked is good.
  20. Philips V-line 226V3LSB 22 inch LED DVI Full HD 1080p Monitor 226V3LSB/00

    what about this monitor instead of the 1 you picked
  21. Great i think i will get the 1st pc you recommened with that philips monitor

    I just need get myself a keyboard and mouse but that will be simple


    The only person i could get to build it for me is a computer enginner as i know nobody that can build computers
  22. Glad I helped you :)

    Just one tip about keyboard and mouse: buy them at your local computer shop, just so you could touch them before buying to make sure they are comfortable ;).
  23. Forgot 2 ask last question

    On that website you gave me with computer do they have one that is pre built that would work
  24. You mean site where I said which components to exchange ( http://www.cclonline.com/page/customise/CCL-EL-KST2/with/SFT0066/ )? Or PCPartPicker?
  25. Yes the cclonline

    Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual Core Processor
    2x Transcend Jet Ram 4GB Memory Module PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    Gigabyte GA-H61MA-D2V Motherboard
    1TB CCL Choice SATA III Hard Drive
    Asus GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Graphics Card
    Samsung DVD RW SH-222BB/BEBE 22x SATA Black
    CiT Shade Micro ATX Black Interior Mesh Case
    XFX Pro 450W Power Supply Unit (Core Edition)
    CarePack - 2 Year Return to Base
    TP-Link TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adaptor

    Somebody said that would run sims in max but i no sure :S
  26. Yes it will run sims 3 maxed out. But as I said, make a few changes (that is very important!).

    Motherboard:
    MSI H61M-P31 (G3) Socket 1155 Motherboard

    Graphics card:
    CCL Choice AMD Radeon HD 6770 1GB

    Case:
    Bos Mid Tower Case - Black/Silver

    Operating system:
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (SP1)

    And they build the system for you. You just choose what to change ;).
  27. Ok i will email them tomorow to get it started building :D

    And will it run the game in high quality ???
  28. It will run it maxed out.
  29. What does maxed out mean sorry
  30. Maximum settings ;).
  31. Oh haha
  32. What about this one

    Alan: Case: CoolerMaster Elite 310 Mid Tower Gaming Case with see-thru side panel
    Alan: Freebies: None
    Alan: Lights & Illumination: NONE
    Alan: Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default Case Fan
    Alan: Cyberpower Noise Reduction Technology: None
    Alan: CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.00 GHz Quad-Core APU w/ Integrated Radeon HD 6550D [+11]
    Alan: Overclocking Service: No Overclocking
    Alan: Overclock Monitoring and Media Server Station or Overclocking Media Server Station: NONE
    Alan: Cooling Fan: AMD Stander CPU Cooler [-10]
    Alan: Coolant for Cyberpower Advance WaterCooling Kits: NONE
    Alan: Motherboard: Asus F1A75-M LE AMD A75 Chipset CrossFire supported DDR3 Socket FM1 Micro ATX mainboard w/ 2 RAM slots, UEFI Bios, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, DVI/VGA Output, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 1 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI
    Alan: Internal USB/SATA Expansion Module: NONE
    Alan: Memory: 8GB (2x4GB) PC10666 DDR3/1333mhz Dual Channel Memory [+24] (Kingston Value Brand)
    Alan: Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6570 1GB GDDR3 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
    Alan: Freebies: None
    Alan: Dongles: NONE
    Alan: Video Card 2: None, or On-Board Integrated Graphics
    Alan: Power Supply Upgrade: 450Watt Standard Power Supply ***No OverClocking Possible***
    Alan: Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache HDD (Single Hard Drive)
    Alan: Data Hard Drive: NONE
    Alan: Hard Drive Cooler: None
    Alan: External Hard Drive (USB 3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
    Alan: USB Flash Drive: None
    Alan: Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. (BLACK Colour)
    Alan: Optical Drive 2: NONE
    Alan: Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    Alan: 3D Vision Glasses: NONE
    Alan: LCD Monitor: 22" TFT Active Matrix LCD Display [+74] (22" (21.6" Viewable) Wide TFT Pannel Black 1920X1080 5ms, D-Sub, DVI)
    Alan: 2nd Monitor: NONE
    Alan: 3rd Monitor: NONE
    Alan: Speakers: NONE
    Alan: Headset: None
    Alan: Gaming Gear: None
    Alan: Network: ONBOARD 10/1000 NETWORK CARD
    Alan: Keyboard: Logitech USB Keyboard (Black) [+7]
    Alan: Mouse: Logitech Optical USB Mouse (Black) [+4]
    Alan: Mouse Pad: None
    Alan: Extra Thermal Display: NONE
    Alan: Wireless 802.11N Network Card: NONE
    Alan: External Wireless Network Adapter: NONE
    Alan: Wireless 802.11B/G/N Access Point: None
    Alan: Bluetooth: None
    Alan: Flash Media Reader/Writer: None
    Alan: Video Camera: None
    Alan: Cables: None
    Alan: Power Surge Protection: None
    Alan: IEEE 1394 Card: NONE
    Alan: USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    Alan: Ultra Care Option: None
    Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
    : Media Center Remote & TV Tuner: None
    : Software: None
    Freebies: None
    Games: None
    Fast Track Service: NONE
    Insurance: NONE
    Warranty Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3 Year Labour, 1 Year Parts, 1 Month Collect and Return plus Life-Time Technical Support
  33. No it's very bad. First of all, it has very bad CPU - as I said, for the budget you'd want i3 or i5.

    Also, you'd want HD 6770 graphics cards or better - and hd 6570 is 3 times slower.
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