Proposed Sims2/3 Build
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February 10, 2009, 03:47 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
My System Specs
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$ 75 Case: CM 690 ???
$113 PSU: PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W
$154 MB: ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX
$203 CPU: Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775
$ 42 RAM: Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 2GB DDR2-800
$ 79 HD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB SATA2 7200
$ 31 DVD: Samsung SH-S223F/BEBS 22X Speed Plus SATA
$155 Video: XFX GeForce 9800GT 600MHz 512MB 1.8GHz GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out
$186 OS: Windows XP Pro SP3
I'd definitely go with the HD4850. Faster card and that XFX model has a dual-slot cooler too.
And you don't own XP already? Cause $186 is a rip off IMO. Vista x64 Home Premium costs less. Sims 2 runs fine in Vista BTW, not sure how you came to figure that it doesn't. My brother has it on his PC and it runs fine...
As per the side panels being hard to open, use some force? Most case side panels are tough to being with until you "wear" them in.
The other choice is the Antec 300, has everything you want and the front has built-in filters and the option for dual 120mm fans.
My System Specs
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Intel Core i7 3930k @ 4.8GHz
8x4GB Mushkin Redline DDR3-2133
ASUS GTX690 w/ Heatkiller FC-690-LT
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB OCZ RevoDrive3 X2 480GB Mushkin Chronos 480GB OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 2x Seagate 3TB (RAID1)
Coolermaster Cosmos II
Creative Soundblaster Z
Windows 8.1 x64
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