Will this computer play Sims 3?

January 30, 2010 at 17:44:37
Specs: Windows 7, 384MB
Will this computer play Sims 3 ok? Or is it too much lol? cause its gonna cost me $1.343

CPU: AMD Athlon™II X4 630 Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

HDD: Single Hard Drive (1TB (1TBx1) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD

MOTHERBOARD: #Asus M4N72-E AMD 750a SLI Chipset DDR2/1066 SATA PCI-Express MBoard w/Video

MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory

SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)


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#1
January 30, 2010 at 17:49:26
That should play it extremely well, but its a bit over-kill to be
honest. Are you doing to be playing other games on it or what
else will you be doing with it?

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#2
January 30, 2010 at 18:00:27
Alot of games, onlines games, home games like Halo CE, Sims 2 and 3, Ect. Music and Art editing programs, and normal things. If you can create one similar or give me a list of things that can preform correctly while doing these things ill be very greatful cause i dont have much money so $1.343 is a little out of my spending range lol.

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#3
January 30, 2010 at 18:11:40
Well it really comes down to what OS you'll be running, what
programs you will be exactly, where are you getting these prices
from? a dealer/pre-built/custom made? because if you were
willing to invest some time into learning yourself you could build
one just as good or more suited to your needs and cheaper
yourself.

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#4
January 30, 2010 at 18:15:27
Yeah i know, ive been messing with computers for sometime now, and i know alot about them but not enough. I dont know Specs very well. I built the computer at www.cyberpowerpc.com. And put in things that i thought would be able to make sims 3 run very well with out lag or any troubles. I would like to lear as much as possible about computers so i could take advantage to dealers so i know what everything is you know?

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#5
January 30, 2010 at 18:20:12
Also a good choice for you is if you're not doing a lot of
extreme video editing, or photo editing 24/7, you could go with
a dual-core Phenom or Athlon II (make sure you go with a
socket AM3 CPU if you're going AMD), you could start out
with only 2GB RAM (something you can easily upgrade later
when the money is available or whenever you want to), 1GB
ATI radeon HD4670 PCI-E.

1TB of space is actually a lot more than people think as well,
unless you plan on storing a lot of hi-def videos 500-750GB
should do fine, you can always add more drives later as an
upgrade, etc, just some basic guidelines.


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#6
January 30, 2010 at 18:24:30
Ok thanks alot. :) What kind of graphics card should i go with? And yeah i know a TB is alot of space lol. but your right thanks.

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#7
January 30, 2010 at 18:43:29
Why would you get a board based on the nForce 750 SLi chipset? If you're going with an AMD CPU, you should get a board based on an AMD chipset.

Is there any reason why you can't build the system yourself? You would have much better control on the parts choices & it would cost a hell of a lot less.


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#8
January 30, 2010 at 18:48:32
•CPU: AMD Athlon™II X2 250 Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+6]
•HDD: Single Hard Drive (750GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+26])
•MOTHERBOARD: Asus M4A78L-M AMD 760G Chipset DDR2/1066 mATX w/ Integrated ATI Radeon HD3000 Video, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB2.0, SATA RAID, 1 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI
•MEMORY: 2GB (1GBx2) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Kingston HyperX [+14])
•SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
•VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 4670 1GB DDR3 PCI-Express DVI-I & TVO [+43] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)


That sould do it right? That cost $799


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#9
January 30, 2010 at 19:02:25
There's no power supply on the list. Don't go with the default, choose a decent one. Which configurator are you using? I'll have a look.

Also, you didn't choose a great motherboard. You should go with a either a 770, 780G or 785G chipset & pay attention to which southbridge it's paired up with. Avoid the older SB700...go with the SB710 or better yet, the SB750.

And you didn't answer my question from my other response. Can you build one yourself?


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#10
January 30, 2010 at 19:07:02
Yeah i am currently building them and copying the specs onto here, i make them at www.cyberpowerpc.com. You could go on there and make one and send me the specs if that would be easier then my dumbass going back and forth trying to make a worhty one xD

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#11
January 30, 2010 at 19:11:05
• POWERSUPPLY: 700 Watts Power Supplies [+36] (XtremeGear SLI/CrossFireX Ready Power Supply)

thats the power supply lol


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#12
January 30, 2010 at 19:11:33
No, I mean can YOU build a PC yourself? The hardware choices at CybePower suck & many of them are way overpriced.

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#13
January 30, 2010 at 19:15:32
• CAS: #Raidmax Skyline Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window [+14] (Silver Color)
• CD: LG 22X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Dual Layer Drive (BLACK COLOR)
• CD2: LG 22X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Dual Layer Drive [+30] (BLACK COLOR)
• CASUPGRADE: 12in (Blue Color) Cold Cathode Neon Light [+10]
• CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+9]
• CPU: AMD Athlon™II X2 250 Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+6]
• FAN: #Asetek LCLC 120 Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Extreme Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
• FREEGAME_VC02: FREE! (BattleForge) Game
• FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
• HDD: Single Hard Drive (750GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+26])
• HDD2: Single Hard Drive [+44] (250GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)

• KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
• MOUSE: Logitech Optical Wheel Mouse [+2] (BLACK COLOR)
• MULTIVIEW: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
• MOTHERBOARD: Asus M4A78L-M AMD 760G Chipset DDR2/1066 mATX w/ Integrated ATI Radeon HD3000 Video, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB2.0, SATA RAID, 1 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI
• MEMORY: 2GB (1GBx2) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Kingston HyperX [+14])
• NOISEREDUCE1: Power Supply Gasket [+5]
• NOISEREDUCE2: Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]
• NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
• OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)
• POWERSUPPLY: 700 Watts Power Supplies [+36] (XtremeGear SLI/CrossFireX Ready Power Supply)
• RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
• SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
• SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
• SPEAKERS: Logitech S120 2.0 Stereo Speaker Set [+4] (Black Color)
• TEMP: Thermal Temperature Color LCD Display [+15] (Black Color)
• USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
• VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 4670 1GB DDR3 PCI-Express DVI-I & TVO [+43] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
• VC_PHYSX: None
• WNC: PCI Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Interface Card [+19]
• _PRICE: (+799)


That is the entire specs tho.


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#14
January 30, 2010 at 19:21:29
I give up. Good luck.

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