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Offline WillBrookes147

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Is my new laptop gonna be good enough?
« on: July 29, 2020, 09:33:14 PM »
So I've played Sims since 2016 and have had no problem running it until a few months ago. I'm getting a new laptop and I'm wondering if it's going to give me smooth gameplay

My Sims -
I have 5 expansion packs, 2 game packs and 1 stuff pack
A mod folder of about 17gb
Extended family with many people

My old laptop (not good enough)
4gb ram
i5 core I think??
1TB HDD
1.6 GHz

New laptop (saving up for)
16gb ram
i5 core
1TB HDD
2.4 GHz

I know SSD is better but I can't afford that rn. Please respond if you think this will be suitable for a high maintenance gameplay

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Re: Is my new laptop gonna be good enough?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 09:40:36 PM »
An SSD would be of more benefit in an open world game like TS3, plus they have a lower failure rate at least upfront (no moving parts). But I get the price problem. I still think it's a good laptop choice for TS4. 16GB of RAM is more than enough, the game is optimized for lesser hardware anyways, and if you could afford an HDD -> SSD upgrade in the future (who knows?), there are worse hardware replacements. :P
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Re: Is my new laptop gonna be good enough?
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 09:56:00 AM »
Ok so I did some searching and I decided I'm going to get a gaming computer instead of laptop
-16gb ram 2400MHz
-AMD Ryzen 3200G
-1 TB HDD
-Radeon R7

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Re: Is my new laptop gonna be good enough?
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 10:04:05 AM »
You generally get better performance out of a desktop, and it looks like this has a real graphics card.
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