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Old January 15, 2013, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Scripter View Post
I was wondering if I could get feedback from you guys on a current build that I'm going to use as a temp fix for my girlfriend to play Sims 3 until I give her my PC and then I'd be using it as a home theater.

CPU: all I know as of now is that it's a Intel 2 Core Duo
Motherboard: ASUS P5L-MX
Ram: 2GB
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GT 610

I have everything expect for the video card. I picked this card simply because I didn't want something too old and I wanted an HDMI port. I was wondering if it is worth bumping it to at least 4 gb of ram.

Edit: Forgot to mention I would be running W8.
I highly suggest 4gb of ram and depending on that CPU it may not be enough. I had troubles playing 1080p with a q6600 and 2gb of ram.

I have a i5 750 with 4gb of ram and a GT 520 and play 1080p perfectly

Originally Posted by ZZLEE View Post
Win 8 64 bit ass much RAM as you can get onto board.
Win 8 32 Bit 4 GB is all it will use anyway so max it out.
You don't need a lot of ram.. 4gb is plenty for a htpc
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