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

    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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    Between £3 and £400?

    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" 12th Jul 2014

    Original Poster

    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

    Original Poster

    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

    saxo_appeal

    I do have Win7 Home Edition product Key from an old laptop so I could use … 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" 12th Jul 2014

    Original Poster

    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

    uk.pcpartpicker.com/

    saxo_appeal

    Josh your just giving me details like Mobo £60 ??I have no idea where to … 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 pleasehttp://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.

    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" 12th Jul 2014

    Original Poster

    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" 12th Jul 2014

    saxo_appeal

    ok guys lets go with a buidremember though when choosing parts, this … ok guys lets go with a buidremember 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.

    uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/R…pzy

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

    Edited by: "joshp" 12th Jul 2014

    Original Poster

    no case mate lol

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

    saxo_appeal

    no case mate lol oh and one other thing it needs to have wifi so it can … 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.

    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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