Question What computer do I need to get for Sims 4 game + other games and extras?

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want to know what kind of computer I need for Sims 4(with lots of mods/CC and basically most packs except for everything after Island one, I do want to download Eco Living, DU, SE, Nifty Knitting though). I also play Nancy Drew mystery games (which i know I'll need an external optical drive for for some of the older games). I also want to be able to download Blue stacks which is (for lack of a better word) "an app" so I can play mobile games on my PC (ie: Hogwarts Mystery, or Sims' Free play, And I would like to try the newest Papa Louie's fooderia game-Mocharia-which is mobile only game which I could play via the app) I also need space for a photo editing device(?) for my SimLit purposes.


So do I need a gaming computer or some other kind of computer?

For Spec informaton please look at the 3rd post down
 
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The starting point is to familiarize yourself with the games/apps hardware requirements.

Most applications provide some listing of hardware requirements in the format of "minimal", "recommended", and "best".

You do not want "minimal" and you do want as much "best" as you can afford.

Budget?

You must also keep in mind the support requirements for attached devices and their applicable software and drivers.

Many products may be deemed "gaming" but only support some minimally demanding game.

If for example all your games recommend 8 GB of RAM then 8 GB is what should be installed. However if any one game or app is 16GB then 16 GB is needed.

Make a list of the hardware requirements game by game.

Then look for a computer that matches or exceeds those requirements be they CPU, GPU, RAM, PSU, Drive(s), etc..
 
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Without knowing what I need, i don't have a budget.

With the Sims 4 more packs require more RAM and that's not even counting the third party mods and CC I want to use.

Sims 4-Deluxe -
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Outdoor Retreat
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Get to Work
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Luxury Party
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Perfect Patio
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Spa Day
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Cool Kitchen
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space
Spooky
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Get Together
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Movie Hangout
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Romantic Garden
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Dine Out
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Kids Room
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Backyard Stuff
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

City Living
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Vintage Glamour
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Vampires
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Bowling Night
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Parent Hood
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Toddler Stuff
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Cats&Dogs
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS:
64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Jungle Adventures
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS:
64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space
Laundry Day

Seasons
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS:
64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Get Famous
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS:
64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Island Living
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS:
64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Fitness
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Laundry Day
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS:
64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Realm of Magic
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS:
64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

packs I want to buy:
Discover University
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS:
64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Eco Living
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS:
64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Snowy Escape
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS:
64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

maybe Nifty Knitting
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS:
64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

Other games
(note: I wouldn't be playing them all at once though)
Nancy Drew

Stay Tune for Danger:
Operating System:
Windows® 95/98/ME/2000/Vista/7/8/10

Minimum System Requirements:
  • 166 MHz or greater Pentium or equivalent class CPU
  • 16 MB of RAM
  • 130MB or more of hard drive space
  • 16-Bit color graphics video card
  • 16-Bit Windows-compatible sound card
Message in a Haunted Mansion
Operating System:
Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10

Additional installation instructions may be required for Windows Vista/7. Click here for more information.

Minimum System Requirements:
  • 166 MHz or greater Pentium or equivalent class CPU
  • 16 MB of RAM
  • 135MB or more of hard drive space
  • 16-Bit DirectX 7.0 compatible graphics video card
  • 16-Bit DirectX 7.0 compatible sound card
  • mouse, and speakers
Treasure in the Royal Tower
Operating System:
Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10

Additional installation instructions may be required for Windows Vista/7. Click here for more information.

Minimum System Requirements:
  • 166 MHz or greater Pentium or equivalent class CPU
  • 16 MB of RAM
  • 150MB or more of hard drive space
  • 16-Bit DirectX 7.0 compatible graphics video card
  • 16-Bit DirectX 7.0 compatible sound card
  • mouse, and speakers
The Final Scene
Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10

Minimum System Requirements:
  • 166 MHz or greater Pentium or equivalent class CPU
  • 16 MB of RAM
  • 150MB or more of hard drive space
  • 16-Bit DirectX 7.0 compatible graphics video card
  • 16-Bit DirectX 7.0 compatible sound card
  • mouse, and speakers
Ghost Dogs of Moon lake
Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10

Minimum System Requirements:
  • 200 MHz or greater Pentium or equivalent class CPU
  • 16 MB of RAM
  • 160MB or more of hard drive space
  • 16-Bit DirectX 7.0 compatible graphics video card
  • 16-Bit DirectX 7.0 compatible stereo sound card
  • mouse, and speakers
The Haunted Carousel
Operating System:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

Minimum System Requirements:
  • 200Mhz Pentium
  • 16MB RAM
  • 160 MB hard drive space
  • 16-bit color graphics video card
  • 16-bit Window-compatible stereo sound card
  • Mouse and Speakers.
If I could find this someplace downstairs The Curse of Blackmoore Manor
Operating System:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

Minimum System Requirements:
  • 400MHz Pentium
  • 64MB RAM
  • 300 MB hard drive space
  • 16-bit color graphics video card with at least 16MB of VRAM
  • 16-bit Windows-compatible stereo sound card
  • Mouse and Speakers
Shadow at the Water's Edge
Operating System:
Windows® XP/Vista/7/8/10
Windows Minimum System Requirements:
  • 1 GHz or greater Pentium or equivalent class CPU
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 1 GB or more of hard drive space
  • 32 MB DirectX 9.0 compatible video card
  • 16 bit DirectX compatible sound card
  • mouse and speakers
The Silent Spy
Operating System:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Windows Minimum System Requirements:
  • 1.5 GHz or greater Pentium 4 CPU or equivalent class
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 3GB or more hard drive space
  • 128 MB DirectX 9.0 compatible video card
  • 16 bit DirectX cmpatible sound card
  • Mouse and speakers
Labyrinth of Lies
Operating System:
Windows® XP/Vista/7/8/10

Windows Minimum System Requirements:
  • 1.5 GHz or greater Pentium 4 CPU or equivalent class
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 3GB or more hard drive space
  • 128 MB DirectX 9.0 compatible video card
  • 16 bit DirectX compatible sound card
  • Mouse and speakers
(for everything but Shadow's at the Water's Edge I would need an external optical drive)

Bluestacks (an "app") for me to play mobile game
  • Operating System
    Microsoft Windows 7 and above.
  • Processor
    Intel or AMD Processor.
  • RAM
    At least 4GB of RAM
  • HDD
    5GB Free Disk Space.
Games for Bluestacks (no information given do to the game being mobile/Android only hence this app to play those on PC)
Hogwarts Mystery
Sims Free play
Papa's Mocharia To Go /other gamerias from this series
maybe Criminal Cases series (4 different ones of them).


Extra:
Photoscape for editing SimLit photos
(No additional requirements) beside the Window 7.8/10)
Abode Reader
 
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if I know what computer I needed I wouldn't be asking in the first place and that's why I'm asking I have no idea what I bloody need
 

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Titan
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Easy guys. I see posts that are either deleted for attitude, or close to that line. If you can't help, then do. Hit back and look at another thread.

For the OP, where are you located? None of the games you listed are AAA power house games. Athlon x4? GTX 650? All of that is rather old tech. Any modern computer will run that stuff. I know you said no budget, but lets be honest. How much do you have, where are you located? (I ask because I don't think you are in the USA.) Any PC that's $600-800 will run this. As long as it has a GPU.
 
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Easy guys. I see posts that are either deleted for attitude, or close to that line. If you can't help, then do. Hit back and look at another thread.


For the OP, where are you located? None of the games you listed are AAA power house games. Athlon x4? GTX 650? All of that is rather old tech. Any modern computer will run that stuff. I know you said no budget, but lets be honest. How much do you have, where are you located? (I ask because I don't think you are in the USA.) Any PC that's $600-800 will run this. As long as it has a GPU.
I'm in Canada. And a regular computer does NOT work in humid weather. I have had the same computer since 2014 and both last year and this summer I have the same problem. I can NOT use my computer duing humid weather. Because it freezes up on me. I can't use the emgerency keys (Crt+Alt+Delete) to get to the end task, nor can I get the mouse to do anything either to shut it down. I have to do something which everyone knows could damage the computer. But until late June- since I got the computer in 2014, the computer tower was underneath the desk. It's now ontop of the desk. My parents think a gaming computer might prevent that problem. I doubt it.

But still I don't know what gaming computer to get only the fact It has to be a desktop and we really have no budget for it.
 
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Any of the builds from the link that was provided above should work fine. I'd look for a 4C/8T CPU, 16GBs of RAM, and a 5800 or better AMD, or 1060 Nvidia. A 1050TI might work as well. Really depends on the price.

I normally suggest building yourself, but a prebuilt might be the way to go. Prices for video cards are really bad right now. With a prebuilt you'll get overcharged, but not nearly as bad. I'm not into prebuilts so I'll leave it to someone else to suggest which one.
 
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