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post #1 of 17
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As the title says the build is primarily for sims 3 and that kind of games. Sigh that what happens when you buy a new pc the lady wants one too

Shop: www.shg.dk

Max price is 4000-5000 danish krones, I am a little over budget on this one and I need a little help.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Socket AM3 881,00 kr.
Monitor: Samsung 22" SyncMaster B2230H1092,00 kr.
MB: ASUS M4A87TD USB3 639,00 kr.
GFX: XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition (1 GB)1514,00 kr.
RAM: Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333MHz (2x2) 326,00 kr.
CASE: Cooler Master Elite 430 358,00 kr.
CPU FAN: Scythe Mugen 2 rev.B SCMG-2100 336,00 kr.
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 624,00 kr.

Total5770,00 kr.

What can/should be changed/downgraded ?

In advance thank you.

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post #2 of 17
The fan or the psu?
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post #3 of 17
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what should they be downgraded to then ?
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post #4 of 17
If you really will not need a quad for anything (which you could upgrade to in the future) go for a Athlon or Phenom dual core (The Phenom might unlock to a quad anyway) my CPU set as a dual maxes sims 3 easily.

My old 4870 Maxed sims 3 so you could probably go for a 5770 (or low 6000 series)

You may not need to overclock your CPU to play this game so go without the CPU fan and just run stock.
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post #5 of 17
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I will look at it thank you
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Corsair 60GB SSD F60 + 2000GB WD Caviar Black Samsung SH-S223C Win 7 64bit Logitech 
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post #6 of 17
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Will this work together ?

CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 260 481,00 kr.
Monitor: Samsung 22" SyncMaster B2230H1092,00 kr.
MB: ASUS M4A87TD USB3 639,00 kr.
GFX: Sapphire Radeon HD5770 (1 GB) 869,00 kr.
RAM: Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333MHz (2x2) 326,00 kr.
CASE: Cooler Master Elite 430 358,00 kr.
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 624,00 kr.
HDD: Samsung 500 GB SpinPoint M7 381,00 kr.

Total4770,00 kr.
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I7 2600k P8P67 Evo B3 Gainward Geforce GTX 570 Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600MHz 
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Corsair 60GB SSD F60 + 2000GB WD Caviar Black Samsung SH-S223C Win 7 64bit Logitech 
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Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W Cooler Master HAF 932 MX518 Steelseries Qck 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Corsair 60GB SSD F60 + 2000GB WD Caviar Black Samsung SH-S223C Win 7 64bit Logitech 
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Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W Cooler Master HAF 932 MX518 Steelseries Qck 
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post #7 of 17
Are you dead set on ATi GPU? This will run Sims 3 (and most other games on modest settings) all day long:

http://www.shg.dk/Grafikkort/PALIT-G...e-2232661.html
post #8 of 17
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im not set on anything I just dont want her to come screaming at me hehe

If the gts 450 is a better choice then I will take it.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Corsair 60GB SSD F60 + 2000GB WD Caviar Black Samsung SH-S223C Win 7 64bit Logitech 
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post #9 of 17
love the sims 3, here what i would. keep in mined this what i would have....

IN WIN Black SECC steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Caces

Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB

Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi)

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series 650w

Patriot Viper Xtreme Series Division 2 Edition 8GB

ASUS P8P67

Intel Core i5-2500K

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler Compatible Intel
$1000.00
I have never trusted AMD?
Edited by EXVAS3221 - 4/25/11 at 4:17pm
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post #10 of 17
See if you can get an M4A87TD EVO around there for same price, over the 87TD/USB3
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