View Full Version : Will this computer run the Sims 3?
9th Apr 2012, 5:52 PM
I'm looking for a new PC, and I probably already know the answer to this but I wanted to know if this PC would run the sims 3 well (On high settings, with a reasonable amount of custom content). This is the only game I will be playing on it and its only other uses will be school work and general brousing of the internet. I will post the link at the bottom of the thread.
Here is the PC's specs:
You can find the PC's specs on the webpage.
The PC is from PCworld and is priced at £949.99
If this will not work then please feel free to show me some alternatives, around the same price range, if not then a little bit higher.
9th Apr 2012, 6:54 PM
Not on all high, no. That card already has one yellow Maybe in the SysReq Wiki (see my signature). So most likely, if you have the more demanding EPs, you'd need to set some on low, some on medium, if you don't want it to lag more than the game is wont to do already.
I also find the RAM combination strange. The CPU and motherboard supports dual-channel memory, and RAM modules usually come in even amounts like (2x2GB or 2x4GB kits, etc). They didn't state what motherboard they're are using and also what Power Supply. The PSU model would indicate how much a hassle upgrading the GPU would be for you in the future. And the motherboard - when upgrading RAM or CPU.
Budget is £1000, then?
This is without monitor? What size monitor do you have and what resolution do you game on? Or planning to get?
Self build is totally out of the question?
Or a configurable system? I tweaked this system from www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk (http://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/weekly_sales_III/) and it comes to £720, after VAT. Further tweaking may be necessary if you tend to plug in multiple USB peripherals as I did not change the PSU for this build - a 500W is Nvidia's minimum recommendation - and the model needs further research if it can support the wattage+amp requirements on the +12v rail for the GTX 560 Ti GPU model that I picked.
Now, if you were to configure 100% from scratch, you may get better specs at same amount plus the additional knowledge of learning how to do a Self-Build. :)
Disadvantage is: a lot of reading is required for research; and for self-support as the Tech help is for the individual components, not the whole system. But this knowledge is pretty much transferable - for your next build, for helping friends do their own self-builds, for providing your family with tech support, etc.
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