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Old 09-01-2010, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, my sister wants a gaming computer that capable of playing "The Sims". She ballpark the price around 400. Can anyone help me out?

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Old 09-01-2010, 07:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would assume any computer could nearly play the sims without a fancy graphics card. Maybe post some specs of the sims game and we can suggest parts.

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Old 09-01-2010, 10:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is that all she wants the comp for? A little more info would really help.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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First combo:
1. AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor (Model: ADX245OCGQBOX)
2. ASUS AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA Geforce 7025/nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard (Model: M2N68-AM PLUS)
3. G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory (Model: F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ)
4. Rosewill Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 350W 20+4 pin connector Power Supply (Model: R103A)

Combo Price: $186.99 + $13 shipping

Second combo:
1. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
2. EVGA 512-P3-1240-LR GeForce GT 240 512MB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Combo Price: $159.98 w/$30 MIR card + $6 shipping

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners
$20 + $2 shipping

Total = $448 inc. shipping (which could be lower when things are ordered together) w/$30 MIR card

I doubt you will beat that.

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