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Syrionia


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So I asked a friend who is more technologically savvy than me for some recommendations for a good desktop PC that will run the Sims 3, all EPs and SPs, and LOTS of CC on high graphics without lag.
Here are the links he sent me

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/10790926/art/advent/dt1413-desk
top-pc.html


http://uk.insight.com/en-gb/productinfo/desktops/HPCA09GRZ

http://uk.insight.com/en-gb/productinfo/desktops/LENCA0974I

Any thoughts? or suggestions of you own?
I don't really want to be spending more than about £800

Thanks


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ChDim


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Syrionia wrote:So I asked a friend who is more technologically savvy than me for some recommendations for a good desktop PC that will run the Sims 3, all EPs and SPs, and LOTS of CC on high graphics without lag.
Here are the links he sent me

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/10790926/art/advent/dt1413-desk
top-pc.html


http://uk.insight.com/en-gb/productinfo/desktops/HPCA09GRZ

http://uk.insight.com/en-gb/productinfo/desktops/LENCA0974I

Any thoughts? or suggestions of you own?
I don't really want to be spending more than about £800

Thanks


I can only load the first link you have posted. The first pc looks so awesome that I would love to buy it for myself. I hardly believe that one would cause you troubles in your gameplay.
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Syrionia


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Thank you


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Miax0


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I definitely suggest you get the first one The other two have graphic cards that aren't meant for gaming (Intel)
The first one also has much more memory (it has 8 GB of ram and a 2TB hard drive (awesome amount of space!)) while the other two only have 4 GB of Ram and a 1 TB hard drive.

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Syrionia


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Thank you so much
It should run the sims and all EPs then on high graphics without lag?


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Miax0


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You're welcome. & I'd say it should, those are real good specs

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Jaypard


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Syrionia wrote:Thank you so much
It should run the sims and all EPs then on high graphics without lag?


The first computer is better than mine and i run the game with all Ep's and Ap's with best graphics setting - no lag.
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Syrionia


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Thank you all of you
Now I'm excited about my new PC


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SumoB


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I am going to buy alienware, they are awesome!

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Jaypard


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SumoB wrote:I am going to buy alienware, they are awesome!


Or you could save 50% of the alienware's price by building your own computer with the same specs.

Alienwares are a ripoff.
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Syrionia


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Yeah I've heard with Alienware that it's mainly the name you're paying for


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enkeli63


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I just bought a new Asus computer and I'm anxiously waiting for it to arrive! I can't wait to play on it. The operating system is on a solid-state drive, and I'm getting another ssd for installing all my games. I'll have a third 1 TB regular hard drive for general file storage. The new computer also has 8 GB DDR3 RAM and Nvidia GTX550, with an intel i5 3.0 GHz processor. I'm hoping it'll play the Sims 3 and all expansion packs well. I can't wait to try it!!

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Syrionia


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That's mostly just jargon to me enkeli xDD

I wish I could speak computer.


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enkeli63


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Sorry! Well I'll have fairly decent graphics, but not the very best possible. But I am excited about the ssd hard drives because they're a lot faster than hard drives using mechanical parts. It should further reduce lag.

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Lonnehart


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I also recommend the first choice. Looks great for gaming I think. Personally I prefer to just build my own machine so I know exactly what's in it. Lots of videos out there you can watch that will show you how to put one together.

Prebuilt machines are still great though since you don't have to go through the pain of having to install all the software...
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