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Old 05-19-2006, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I have 1,300$ but want the best computer for games like sims2

I don't really know on how to research for the best computer at a decent price.
The game requirements are:
os:windows xp,Me,2000,or 98
CPU:800 MHz or faster intel pentium lll or 900 MHz AMD athlon processor
RAM:256 MB or more
Disc Drive: 8x or faster CD/DVD drive
Hard drive:at least 1.0 GB of free space
Videoirect 9.0 compatible video card
Soundirectx 9.0 compatible sound card

So I have 1,300$
But I also have 5 other games needing the same thing and I want all of them on.

Help please

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Old 05-19-2006, 02:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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do you need all the peripherals as well?

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Old 05-19-2006, 02:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hrmm... well if thats all you wanna play you can spend 800 dollars and do that dang well

gig of ram
80gb hard drive
lil cheap pci-e mobo

probably cost you around 700
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Old 05-19-2006, 02:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Are you building this computer or wanting a prebuilt?
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Old 05-19-2006, 03:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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let us know what the "other games" are. Cuz if its just sims2 you dont need a $1300 system.
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Old 05-19-2006, 04:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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you can build a comp for $500 that will run sims2

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yea, my old hp plays sims2

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Old 05-19-2006, 06:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You'll want something much higher than that if you want the game to actually look good and load fast. A 6600GT can max it out, but the game lags like h3ll.
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Old 05-20-2006, 11:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Yes just the sims2 game plus all of its add ons and its about 3 and one more coming soon and I don'nt want it slow
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Old 05-20-2006, 11:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I heard that people who play the sims say there computer runs slow when the put the add ons in because its too much for there computer to handle, on every game box add on or not says the same requirements

And yes a 500$ computer would be perfect

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