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Old 06-03-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
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Default Where can I get this stuff for my PC

Is there any way I can get this stuff on my PC free? I have a windows XP 2002. I was trying to play the sims 3

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CPU
(XP) 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent; (Vista) 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent [If built-in graphics chipsets then 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent.]


Video Card
128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0 (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 or above " ATI Radeon 9500 or above " Intel GMA 3-series or above)


Video RAM

128 MB

Pixel Shader version
2.0


Free Disk Space
6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:15 PM   #2
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You're wanting to have some one hand you all that hardware for free?
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:17 PM   #3
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oh crap. So I'm better off buying a laptop. There is no way My mom will let me do anything to this PC.

So, next question lol. Where can I get a cheap but good PC? like under 400 - 700
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:21 PM   #4
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HP's at Wal Mart. Seriously. It's the same you'd get model for model from electronics stores like Best Buy. Just wal mart has better prices.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:24 PM   #5
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Would they have monthly payments plans?
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:37 PM   #6
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yes most stores that sell items of that value will let you do this althoug i wouldnt reccomend it as you are stuck in the contract for the fixed term in most cases and you end up paying a whole lot more money for the hardware
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:40 PM   #7
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Oh wow. I'll just save and just buy it right out. Thank you so much for your help muz & setishock.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:02 PM   #8
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Would you know how to put together your own system?
because if so you can build your own and save money
Newegg is the only us parts retailer i know of i am from the UK so i dont know too many US sites but im sure some other members here can give you links to them
http://www.newegg.com/
If its just that game you wis to play then you could build a system to play that for relatively cheap i think
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:50 PM   #9
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You could probably build a system that could play that game for around $300

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Keep in mind that after the mail in rebates, it should come to just under $333. That video card is an awesome deal btw. I would jump right on it if I were you. I could shave some expenses off here and there, but that's the best deal for the money.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:05 PM   #10
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I hope they fixed how resource intensive the Sims is. On highest quality, the Sims 2 runs slow on my rig (yes, the one in my sig)! This baby was playing Crysis on max at roughly 30fps so I was shocked how shitty the Sims 2 ran.
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