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Desktop needed to run Sims 3 and 4 when it's released

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Please help guys I'm now looking for a Pre built desktop around the 3-400 mark which will run Sims 3 at high res and also Sims 4 when it's released, and also surfing the net. I was earlier going t… Read More
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2y, 11m agoPosted 2 years, 11 months ago
Please help guys

I'm now looking for a Pre built desktop around the 3-400 mark which will run Sims 3 at high res and also Sims 4 when it's released, and also surfing the net. I was earlier going to buy bits to build but I know I'll mess it up lol

At the last resort I'll do the build myself but is there any pre built systems out there that will let us play the Sims 3?

I've been on this computer looking at various builds but for the life of me can't make up my mind :(

thanks for help guys
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2y, 11m agoPosted 2 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Between £3 and £400?
#2
I'm guessing you already have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS ect... ?

I would highly recommend building one yourself. Its good fun, easy to do, cheaper, longer warranty on parts and you feel like to accomplished something once its complete. Along with all that it doesn't take too long anyway. Only a couple of hours to build and install the OS.

napolimp
Between £3 and £400?

That's great help, you obviously know what they mean!

Edited By: joshp on Jul 12, 2014 13:36
#3
Yep between 3-400

I have all the other bits (keyboard etc), just need the desktop or at the very last resort build one myself :)
#4
I do have Win7 Home Edition product Key from an old laptop so I could use that to install an OS

All I would need then is parts :)
#5
saxo_appeal
I do have Win7 Home Edition product Key from an old laptop so I could use that to install an OS

All I would need then is parts :)

If you don't mind building one yourself then here goes:

FX6300 - £80
1TB Drive - £42
Mobo - £60
8GB RAM - £60
R9 270 - £120
Corsair CX600 - £45
Case - £35

That's a fairly nice budget build for around £430. You can also save a little to go under £400 if need be!

At a later date you can add a SSD to speed things up and also add a CPU cooler to do a little overclock or just keep the noise down :)

All pre-built computers I've come across have a few good parts mixed with a rubbish parts such as the GPU or PSU. So building yourself gets a nice quality, reliably build! Plus longer warranty on most parts anyway!




Edited By: joshp on Jul 12, 2014 13:44
#6
Josh your just giving me details like Mobo £60 ??

I have no idea where to get a motherboard and which one ?

can you do one at this site please

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/
#7
saxo_appeal
Josh your just giving me details like Mobo £60 ??

I have no idea where to get a motherboard and which one ?

can you do one at this site please

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/

I would be happy to give you specifics if you are building one yourself, it was just a general idea so you know what the prices are like.
#8
In all seriousness, I can help you with sourcing cheapest parts possible if your planning on building it yourself. It is very simple to build a desktop, your motherboard will usually come with a step by step instruction guide.

Or ask the guy above.

Edited By: napolimp on Jul 12, 2014 13:50
#9
ok guys lets go with a buid

remember though when choosing parts, this computer will only be for surfing the net and running games such as Sims 3 and the new Sim City :)

thanks of the help

that pc part picker website is a good one as it saves a build and you can post the results, I just look at it and wonder where to start lol

Edited By: saxo_appeal on Jul 12, 2014 13:52
#10
saxo_appeal
ok guys lets go with a buid

remember though when choosing parts, this computer will only be for surfing the net and running games such as Sims 3 and the new Sim City :)

thanks of the help

that pc part picker website is a good one as it saves a build and you can post the results, I just look at it and wonder where to start lol

Here is an idea.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/RH4pzy

Maybe ask the other gentleman how they can source their parts cheaper too!


Edited By: joshp on Jul 12, 2014 13:55
#11
no case mate lol

oh and one other thing it needs to have wifi so it can connect to our Router :)
#12
saxo_appeal
no case mate lol

oh and one other thing it needs to have wifi so it can connect to our Router :)

I never choose a case for people, everyone has their own preference ;)

A network card is fairly cheap.
#13
Most desktops don't have wifi as it's more secure to run an ethernet cable. If you do need wireless, although you probably won't find a motherboard with wifi receiver built in, you can either install a network card, or externally attach a wifi key via a USB port.

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