1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

[WTB] [uk] Cheap Internet/sims 2 Pc

Discussion in 'Buy/Sell/Trade/Giveaway Forum' started by mullered07, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. mullered07

    mullered07 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,648 (0.97/day)
    Thanks Received:
    204
    Location:
    UK
    looking for a basic pc for my wife to surf the net and play the sims 2 on nothing fancy, maybe an athlon 1800+/p4 2ghz with a ati 9200/fx 5200+ type graphics card to play the sims 2, obviousley if it has better than that would be good.

    im sure someone has an old pc laying about of this spec (god knows ive had 2-3 at some points) they just dont use any more or need space etc. im not looking to pay a lot, the cheaper the better, i can pay by paypal or direct bank transfer whichever is easier and have cash waiting. many thanks guys :toast:
  2. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    21,474 (7.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5,987
    Make sure it has loads of ram in it. I had a 939 rig with a X850XT in it, and with all settings on the best quality, it still would chunk a bit!

    Sims2 has loads of textures and whatnot to slow a PC right to a crawl at times!
  3. mullered07

    mullered07 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,648 (0.97/day)
    Thanks Received:
    204
    Location:
    UK
    512mb would be fine, she wouldnt know how to change any texture settings anyway so it will probably just be run in default settings.
  4. rodneyhchef

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2007
    Messages:
    369 (0.14/day)
    Thanks Received:
    60
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    I've not got a full PC, but I've got a couple of mobo+cpu+ram+gpu combos you might be interested in:

    an XP 2000+ (1666MHz) with (I think) 896 mb PC133 ram (128+256+512) on an Asus A7A133 motherboard. 256mb Radeon 9550 (flashed to 9600 w/ 450MHz core, 400MHz ram) Can do this for £50 delivered. This used to be my sisters PC and the sims 2 is one of her favourite games, I ended up getting her a new one after she got a new monitor (21") as it couldn't run it at 2048x1536 maxed out :lol: so now she's got a 939 system with a 8800GS in.

    I've also got an XP 2600+ (2083MHz) with 1280 mb DDR333 ram (256+512+512) on an asus A7N8X-X motherboard with an 256mb x1650pro (forget speeds for it but I think it's 600 core, 800 memory) Can do this for £80 delivered. This used to be my system before I upgraded to intel at the start of the year. Has stood the test of time pretty well. Still plays everything you can throw at it, but again I got a 24" widescreen LCD monitor so I could watch TV/HD stuff so this system had to go.

    Let me know either way

    Cheers
    mullered07 says thanks.
  5. mullered07

    mullered07 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,648 (0.97/day)
    Thanks Received:
    204
    Location:
    UK
    yhpm sorry took me a bit long nearly forgot bout this thread.
  6. candle_86 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2006
    Messages:
    3,916 (1.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    233
    well to bad your in UK, ive got somin
  7. Gam'ster

    Gam'ster New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2007
    Messages:
    980 (0.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    113
    Location:
    South Wales, UK
    Ill have a dig around down my mums house i may have something, ill let you know.
  8. choppy

    choppy

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,173 (0.46/day)
    Thanks Received:
    150
    Location:
    UK
    mullered 07, yhpm

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page