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I need a new computer but which one?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Likeatalltree, Aug 1, 2006.

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  1. Likeatalltree

    Likeatalltree Thread Starter

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    I'm going to buy a new desktop pc for my bedroom that is capable of playing The Sims 2 really well. By well i mean that the graphics are really good and the sims don't skip around my house. I think a higher fps will fix that. My budget is about $750 but will be willing to go up or down. If anyone has had experience with certain desktops and sims 2 that would be great. If i don't need to, i don't want to build a computer but if someone will help me i could. Sorry for sounding so demanding but i have been looking and havn't found one capable yet.

    Thanks
     
  2. steven1350

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    why dont you simply buy a better graphics card?

    **EDIT: Nvm, I see that you have a laptop.

    Hmmm.........

    $750 budget should be able to buy a decent computer. Not sure what sims 2 wants in terms of specs (except for massive space on HD), but keep your eyes open. you could also buy a computer cheaper with a basic graphics card, then upgrade that card to a better one.

    Good luck on finding a deal, and have fun with that game!!!!!!!
     
  3. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    what he said :)

    What is your current computer specifications? With $750, you should be able to build a decent machine.
     
  4. Jones

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    He's using a laptop. New graphics cards for laptops are usually not an option.

    With your budget, I'd look for a Dell. Perhaps this one:

    http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/entdt_e510?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs#

    It's a decent price, and would play Sims 2 quite nicely.

    For a better out-of-the-box gaming machine, look at Dell's XPS line of PC's.

    For a serious performance gaming machine, you really should build it from scratch, which can also get very expensive.
     
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    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    well you must know a little more about him than we do :)

    only a handful of laptops have interchangable video (a friend of mine got one for his dell) but building a computer is not that hard at all.
     
  6. Jones

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    His computer specs are in the little computer icon next to his name.

    And I agree that building a new machine is not difficult, but can get pricey if you do it with nice components. For what he's looking for, a solution that's ready right out of the box is probably an easier choice.
     
  7. Likeatalltree

    Likeatalltree Thread Starter

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    My friend helped me build a gaming pc about a year ago but i bought a laptop instead and now i'm going to get a desktop. Now I don't know what parts match with what but i do know that i need to start out with a case. But after that i need assistance. Could anyone help me build one for my needs?

    Thanks for replying
     
  8. Kramer55

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    You should browse around NewEgg and see what kind of deals are going on; they have very good prices and frequent discounts.

    Do you want a computer that will play Sims 2 and nothing graphically higher than that game, or are you going to want to use this computer for several years?

    Pentium D Processor
    Motherboard
    RAM
    6800 XT AGP Video Card

    That's just an idea; it's not everything that you need for a computer, but it's certainly a good start. You will need to downgrade a few items to fit your budget, but that would make a decent computer.

    I just quickly picked a few items, but you should take the time to shop around and find the best deals.

    EDIT:
    A better Video Card
    A better motherboard
     
  9. Likeatalltree

    Likeatalltree Thread Starter

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    Thanks but i can't help notice that your processor and motherboard links go to the same exact page. Any other suggestions would be more than great. Ill build off suggestions :)
     
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    I've edited your post. Please be careful of the language you use in the future.
     
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