Can my computer run Sim City 5?

Hello,
I want to run Sim City 5, but I'm not exactly sure if my system is powerful enough. I don't need it to be on high settings, minimum settings is perfectly fine. Just a good frame rate; nice and smooth. I have a HP slimline s3321p, but I made some upgrades.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 2.6 GHz Dual Core

4 GB DDR2 PC2-6400 RAM

Currently, nVidia GeForce 6150SE graphics, but

I know that this won't support, so I'm thinking of upgrading to a ATI Radeon HD 5450. I'm thinking of this one ASUS 512MB Radeon HD 5450 (http://www.amazon.com/EAH5450-SL-DI-512MD3-MG/dp/B00612YORQ/ref=pd_sim_e_3).

Also, would that 5450 be good for my system? I'm limited to a 160w psu, but I've read in many posts that the 5450 is the best to upgrade without upgrading the power supply.

Thanks!
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  1. I'll be surprised if sim city 2013 doesn't melt your computer.
  2. LooooL
  3. What do you want to do with your computer? For example, do you want to play games like Sim City 5 or do you want to play games like Crysis 3?
  4. Just games like Sim City 5. And other games such as AOE, or SC4.

    Definitely not Crysis 3. I know my computer WOULD melt with that. Not any high-end games like that.

    It seems that the 1GB version of the 5450 would run Sim City 5.

    Would the 512MB version also run it?
  5. Yeah, you'll be able to run it at lowish settings with the 5450.
  6. Would the 512MB one work? Or would only the 1GB version run it?

    Thanks.
  7. The 512MB would work.
  8. The 512MB would work.

    EDIT: Oops, double posted that.
  9. Sim City isn't a demanding game. I would start with a power supply upgrade. Probably a 500W would be 10 times more than enough. Then I would upgrade my Graphics card. And actually if you upgraded your graphics card then you would be able to run Crysis 3 on Low. Your processor and Ram is fine for Sim City 5.
  10. If you haven't bought the game please read all the reviews and complaints. This game is worse than simcity society which was an epic fail compared to simcity 4
  11. just wait like a month or so till they end that always online crap and then buy it
  12. i would not get thaT if you want it to last long and have no pro's you need a very good GPU but you can. do more research on it research research research always!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and make shure that it works on your motherboard

    GTX 550 ti

    Radeon HD 6670 Video Card

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=357302&CatId=7005
  13. and update your video drivers too they do not update on there own. Even on auto update.
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