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Are these used components good enough for TS4?

monia_vukmonia_vuk Posts: 121 Member
edited November 6 in PC - Technical Discussions
Hey, all! First of all, I'm so so sorry if this has been asked before, because it seems like a common thread, but I honestly haven't been able to find a similar thread.
Also, again, for some reason I can only post to certain categories, so I apologize if it's a wrong category.

I'd like some advice from people who know their way around computers :)

I'm trying to build a new PC. I'm studying animation, so I model and animate but aside from that I really want this new PC to handle TS4 smoothly.

The thing is, the components aren't going to be new, they'll be ~3 years old, so my question would be, could they handle the game smoothly (on high settings) even though they are old that much?

Here are the components:

Intel Core i5, 4 x 3,4GHz
8GB DDR3 RAM (I might upgrade to 12/16gb instead)
ATI Radeon or Nvidia 4GB
500GB hard drive
Probably going to install Win7.

Oh, and it's going to be a desktop PC, not laptop.

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  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 11,863 Member
    I wish I could help you. I also have a gaming rig that itself is nearing the three year mark in age. It's a DDR3, as well. I run it on Win 7, but my laptop which is Win 10 (I hate Win 10, just for the record) seems to play the game just fine, so far.
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  • floridameerkatfloridameerkat Posts: 567 Member
    I'm not an expert or anything, but 3 is kind of old for a computer and its parts. The game may run, but there's no guarantee the computer will last very long.
  • EA_LannaEA_Lanna Posts: 2,798 EA Moderator
    Hi @monia_vuk.

    if you're wondering if your current PC meets the minimum requirements to run The Sims 4, there is this EA help article titled "The Sims 4 System Requirements" that will talk though the min specs a PC needs. A little bit down from that in that same article there's also a link to test if your current PC can run the game as well. Check it out :)

    I'll lock this thread from here. We used to have a Sims PC Technical section here but it's now being hosted on AHQ (this thread goes into the why's behind the move ^^). If you find that article isn't giving you the info you're looking for could you recreate this on AHQ? There are a lot of in-the-know tech helpers both Simmers (Heroes and Champions) and EA staff, that could offer their insights on this too :)
    • The Help Center is hosted on Answers HQ. Check out EA_Mage's thread on why.
    • Please post Bug Reports, Technical and Gameplay issues in the Sims 4 Section.
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