Desktop for The Sims 4

Hello! I'm looking for a desktop that will run these specs but I'm really not sure what to look at! I'm hoping all your expertise can help me! I'd like it to last several years, have good graphics and be quick to cope with the AI of the game. I'm not sure whether to go for a gaming pc or an ordinary pc. I'm also hoping to not spend a huge amount of money, definitely under £400 but preferably less if I can.

- Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

- Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent.

- Computers with built-in graphics chipsets: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent.

- 2 GB of RAM at least.

- 9 GB of hard drive storage space and 1 GB additional storage space for custom content and saved games.

- DVD ROM for installation purposes.

- Video card: 128 MB video RAM with Pixel Shader 3.0.

- Supported GPUs: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better.

- Sound card: DirectX 9.0c compatible.

- DirectX: DirectX 9.0c compatible.

Does anyone have any ideas? Thank you so so much!
 

keynes

Multiverse Poster
For a system that can last several years with a good graphics card you are looking at around £550.
 

Cadwah

Rising Star
Hmmm this will play Sims 4 but not much else:

Case
FRACTAL DESIGN CORE 1000 BLACK CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Athlon 5350 Quad Core APU (2.05GHz/AM1) & Radeon™ HD8400
Motherboard
ASUS® AM1M-A: (M-ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, 6Gb/s)
Memory (RAM)
4GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 4GB)
Graphics Card
Integrated AMD Radeon HD 8000 / R7 Series Graphics
1st Hard Disk
500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 16MB CACHE
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Power Supply
CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Sound Card
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB Options
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
Office Software
NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 7 to 9 working days
Quantity
1

Price: £337.00 including VAT and delivery.

Unique URL to re-configure: http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/quotes/amd-am1/4y5XOrkLfH/

This has a better APU:

Case
FRACTAL DESIGN CORE 1000 BLACK CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD A8-6500 Quad Core APU (4.1GHz) & Radeon™ HD 8570D Graphics
Motherboard
ASUS® A58M-E FM2+ (M-ATX, DDR3, USB 2.0, 3Gb/s)
Memory (RAM)
4GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 4GB)
Graphics Card
Integrated AMD Radeon HD 8000 / R7 Series Graphics
1st Hard Disk
500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 16MB CACHE
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Power Supply
CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Sound Card
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB Options
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
Office Software
NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 7 to 9 working days
Quantity
1

Price: £393.00 including VAT and delivery.

Unique URL to re-configure: http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/quotes/amd-fm2-richland/NW7Ny0k0js/
 
Thank you

Thanks for getting back to me. Sorry to sound dumb but what is APU? So will these Desktops run quite fast and look good? I'm only going to use it for the sims 4 so I don't mind if it's designed for that! Coming up with those computer details is brilliant!

Hmmm this will play Sims 4 but not much else:

Case
FRACTAL DESIGN CORE 1000 BLACK CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Athlon 5350 Quad Core APU (2.05GHz/AM1) & Radeon™ HD8400
Motherboard
ASUS® AM1M-A: (M-ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, 6Gb/s)
Memory (RAM)
4GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 4GB)
Graphics Card
Integrated AMD Radeon HD 8000 / R7 Series Graphics
1st Hard Disk
500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 16MB CACHE
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Power Supply
CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Sound Card
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB Options
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
Office Software
NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 7 to 9 working days
Quantity
1

Price: £337.00 including VAT and delivery.

Unique URL to re-configure: http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/quotes/amd-am1/4y5XOrkLfH/

This has a better APU:

Case
FRACTAL DESIGN CORE 1000 BLACK CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD A8-6500 Quad Core APU (4.1GHz) & Radeon™ HD 8570D Graphics
Motherboard
ASUS® A58M-E FM2+ (M-ATX, DDR3, USB 2.0, 3Gb/s)
Memory (RAM)
4GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 4GB)
Graphics Card
Integrated AMD Radeon HD 8000 / R7 Series Graphics
1st Hard Disk
500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 16MB CACHE
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Power Supply
CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Sound Card
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB Options
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
Office Software
NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 7 to 9 working days
Quantity
1

Price: £393.00 including VAT and delivery.

Unique URL to re-configure: http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/quotes/amd-fm2-richland/NW7Ny0k0js/
 

Cadwah

Rising Star
APU's are AMD's integrated units which have a CPU and GPU integrated into the same architecture. They are less powerful than seperate CPU and GPU but for your needs they should suffice. As Keynes said for a half decent gaming rig you are lookin at a minimum of £550-£600 however if you are just playing SIMS 4 I can't see you having any problems. I would still try and push for the more expensive of the two builds, it will perform much better.
 

GeorgeHillier

Prolific Poster
Thanks for getting back to me. Sorry to sound dumb but what is APU? So will these Desktops run quite fast and look good? I'm only going to use it for the sims 4 so I don't mind if it's designed for that! Coming up with those computer details is brilliant!

It's just a CPU with a decent integrated graphics card basically :)

If I were you I'd save up a bit more money, for around £550-£600 you could get a PC which performs a lot better and on higher settings. The APU will only run stuff on Low-Medium settings.
 
It's just a CPU with a decent integrated graphics card basically :)

If I were you I'd save up a bit more money, for around £550-£600 you could get a PC which performs a lot better and on higher settings. The APU will only run stuff on Low-Medium settings.

I get you now! Thank you :)
I could stretch to that, what computer would you recommend?
 

keynes

Multiverse Poster
Case
CORSAIR 230T COMPACT GAMING CASE - RED LED + SIDE WINDOW
Processor (CPU)
AMD FX-6300 Six Core CPU (3.50GHz/8MB CACHE/AM3+)
Motherboard
Gigabyte 970A-DS3P AM3+ (ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, 6Gb/s)
Memory (RAM)
4GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 4GB)
Graphics Card
2GB AMD RADEON™ R9 270X - DVI, HDMI, DP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable
Free Item
FREE NSF - SILVER GAME VOUCHER with AMD R7 260 & R9 270 GPUs
1st Hard Disk
1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1003FZEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Power Supply
CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES™ VS-450 POWER SUPPLY
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Sound Card
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Operating System
Genuine Windows 8.1 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365
Anti-Virus
BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 7 to 9 working days
Quantity
1

Price: £587.00 including VAT and delivery.

Unique URL to re-configure: http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/quotes/amd-bulldozer-top-spec-pc/nTACZzjoQd/
 

Cadwah

Rising Star
If you can stretch your budget to Keynes' build above then get that, compared to the APU builds it is streets ahead.
 
If you can stretch your budget to Keynes' build above then get that, compared to the APU builds it is streets ahead.

Thank you! I think I'm going to go with Keynes, it sounds great and the graphics look good! I'm guessing they come with wifi compatible?!
 
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