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#1 Old 20th Jul 2018 at 3:47 PM Last edited by Amairani : 20th Jul 2018 at 5:51 PM.
Default New desktop for TS2 and TS3

It's time to buy a new PC. Usually, a certain person in my fav PC store assists me with such requests, he's a gamer himself, and his kids play the Sims too, so he always makes me an excellent offer. This time he's not available due to personal reasons and other person made this configuration. The budget is exceeded (1036 eur, I was hoping for a less amount..). Would someone please take a look at this and tell me if it's really good and worth the money, or something can be minimized?
PC will be needed for the Sims 2 & 3, for studies, for common entertainment. Nothing too excessive. No major multitasking. When I play, only the game is running. When I do some research or study, I usually open many browser tabs and several word documents, but no more than that, no playing videos at the same time, chatting and /or playing games.

Deepcool XDC-SMARTER mATX, Midi Tower, USB 3.0,w/oPSU,black
600W Fortron HYPER M 600 85+ Modular,ATX, APFC, Silent 120mm
ASUS PRIME B360M-K S1151, iB360,DDR4-2666,SB 8ch,USB 3.0,Lan1000,VGA,DVI
Intel Core I5-8500 3.0/ 9MB/S1151/6-core BX80684I58500
Kingston DIMM 4 Gb DDR4 PC2400, CL15 HX424C15FB/4 (x2, so it'll be 8Gb in total)
SSD 250 Gb SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 , 3400/1500MB/sec, MZ-V7E250BW
Seagate DVD +/- R/RW PCI-E
Asus STRIX-GTX1060-6G-GAMING GF GTX1060 6GbDDR5,192bit,DVI,2XHDMI,2xDP

The plan was to make PC a dual-boot, with Win7 for the games and Win10 for everything else, but I was warned that new parts might not have drivers/have it difficult to find for Win7, so I guess I'll have Win10 only. Research showed many players play TS2 and TS3 just fine with Win10, I hope I'll be lucky too.

Thanks in advance!

edit: I'm googling up the parts to understand what's all this.
- Do I really need 6 cores? I said at the shop I needed a dual-core CPU, for I don't see how I can utilize the 4 cores or more with what I usually do on PC, when TS2 needs one, and TS3 is fine with two. Will these games even play with 6 cores?

- maybe go up to 16Gb of RAM instead of 8Gb?
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20th Jul 2018 at 5:21 PM
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