Question custom build gaming pc for sims 4

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hi everyone. im looking for help. i am hoping to get a custom built pc desktop tower to play games like sims 4 with expansion packs and other higer games like witch hunter 3. i have spoken with a a guy who does custom builds. and he recommended me with this!

AMD Ryzen 5 2600x
MSI Motherboard with AM4 socket
8 GB Corsair ddr4 ram
gtx 1060
1 TB Hard Drive
corsair case
power supply 750w


these below are the minimum requirements for the sims to run.
  • Operating system: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8 or 8.1, Windows 10
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turio 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent)
  • Memory (RAM): At least 2 GB RAM
  • Hard drive (free space): At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
  • DVD drive: DVD-ROM drive required for installation from disc only
  • Graphics card (video): 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0
    • Supported Graphics cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeo X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better
  • Direct X version: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • Input: Keyboard and mouse
  • Internet connection: Required for game activation and optional for game updates
if anyone can help give there opinion or insight please feel free as it would help me out.
 

cdrkf

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hi everyone. im looking for help. i am hoping to get a custom built pc desktop tower to play games like sims 4 with expansion packs and other higer games like witch hunter 3. i have spoken with a a guy who does custom builds. and he recommended me with this!

AMD Ryzen 5 2600x
MSI Motherboard with AM4 socket
8 GB Corsair ddr4 ram
gtx 1060
1 TB Hard Drive
corsair case
power supply 750w


these below are the minimum requirements for the sims to run.
  • Operating system: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8 or 8.1, Windows 10
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turio 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent)
  • Memory (RAM): At least 2 GB RAM
  • Hard drive (free space): At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
  • DVD drive: DVD-ROM drive required for installation from disc only
  • Graphics card (video): 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0
    • Supported Graphics cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeo X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better
  • Direct X version: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • Input: Keyboard and mouse
  • Internet connection: Required for game activation and optional for game updates
if anyone can help give there opinion or insight please feel free as it would help me out.
Well that machine will run the Sims 4 fine (to be honest, almost any modern PC can run the Sims 4 ok).

What I would say, you probably want to increase the memory to 16gb (8 is bare minimum these days). I would also suggest it's worth paying a bit extra for an SSD instead of an HDD as that will greatly improve loading times.

Edit: Just a side note, I've helped a friend set up a machine for the Sims 4 a few years ago- when you install all the add on packs the game gets very clunky no matter what hardware you run it on.
 
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thanks for your advice. i will defiantely take note of upgrading to 16gb or higher if they do that in memory. i have also asked for an additional SSD 240 GB to help it run faster.

im just looking for a really good gaming pc tower which will perform well. i was given another choice. which would you go for!? im not too concerned over price. as both of these are costing me over £ 1000 but i am looking for the best which will allow to play sims 4.

Intel Coffee Lake Core i5 8600K
ASUS Prime Z370-P Motherboard
8GB 3200MHz Corsair DDR4 RAM
gtx 1060
1 TB Hard Drive
240 GB SSD


as im no expert on gaming pc im looking for your input especially to play sims 4 with expansion packs.
 
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is that the highest. then yes. sorry im no expert but i am looking for a good performing pc to play sims 4 with expansion packs .
 

AngelTech

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thanks for your advice. i will defiantely take note of upgrading to 16gb or higher if they do that in memory. i have also asked for an additional SSD 240 GB to help it run faster.

im just looking for a really good gaming pc tower which will perform well. i was given another choice. which would you go for!? im not too concerned over price. as both of these are costing me over £ 1000 but i am looking for the best which will allow to play sims 4.

Intel Coffee Lake Core i5 8600K
ASUS Prime Z370-P Motherboard
8GB 3200MHz Corsair DDR4 RAM
gtx 1060
1 TB Hard Drive
240 GB SSD


as im no expert on gaming pc im looking for your input especially to play sims 4 with expansion packs.
I see is this from a prebuilt company or individual? and how much would you be spending in total?
 
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AngelTech

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Prebuilt companies often cheap out on PSU one of the most important components, I can probably give you a build idea if you can make sure your builder can do requested custom builds.
 

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Seeming as it is from a tech guy, have you considered getting the parts yourself then getting them to put it together? For £830, you could buy the parts below, then see if the they could put it together and update the BIOS (something they will need to do to make the CPU work on the motherboard) for £120 or less. That way, you have a much better system at the same price or less.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£189.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£106.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£64.11 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£97.97 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING Video Card (£259.97 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£64.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Total: £830.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-15 18:18 BST+0100
 

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