12-04-2008, 08:11 AM
I know this isn't really the best forum for this, but it's the only computer forum I spend any time on. So maybe someone will have some input on this. I am going to build a budget system for my fiancee's niece. I am very experienced in working on computers, but I am a little behind on the current PC technology and I'm hoping to get some opinions on hardware.
Here is what I have so far:
ASUS P5QL PRO LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 192-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Also 2 gigs of RAM, a 320 Gb HDD, and all the other hardware I have already, including an ATX case.
She plays The Sims 2 with all the expansion packs and wants to be able to run it smoothly at high resolution, and also be able to run The Sims 3 when it is released. I think this will be more than capable. What do you think?