Category Archives: Technology
Even though my computer specs have been on my channel page since I began making videos, I still get a lot of people asking about them. I figured this would be an easy way of letting all of you know what they are. I will keep this page updated as upgrades are made
Manufacturer: Alienware M17x
Processor: Intel Core i7 (3.6GHz)
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate
Graphics Card: 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
If you have any question about what I would recommend for running games such as The Sims 3 for a much lower cost, please see this post: How To Choose a Computer That Runs The Sims 3 Smoothly
Many of you ask me on a weekly basis about my computer specifications and how I get my game to play without lagging and massive glitches. I bought this computer specifically to play The Sims 3 without any lagging issues. What I did was, I looked at the system requirements to run the game, which can be found here, and went as far above them as I possibly could within my budget. I did have a budget of $1000, I only spent $800 of that (this includes the tower, monitor, speakers, and wireless adapter) after choosing everything that I want. For example, the requirements call for at least a 2.4 GHz processor. I chose a 3.2 GHz processor. It is not the best processor in the world, but it will do the trick. Also, when it comes to processors, the two main brands that you might come across are Intel and AMD. I highly recommend an Intel processor. There is a bunch of nerdy talk that I could go into right now, but it’s unnecessary because not everyone is tech savvy and would not understand the lingo that I would throw out . Just take my recommendation on that to heart. Another aspect when it comes to choosing a computer is how much RAM you have installed. The requirements call for at least 1.5GB of RAM, but I have 8GB of RAM. That is a huge difference, and I will tell you that the more RAM you have, the more expensive your computer will be. This is also true with the processor. I do recommend at least 6GB of RAM, which is a lot more common than it was when The Sims 3 first came out. I have a laptop that has 3GB of RAM and a 2.4GHz Intel processor and it still does not do the trick. All computer specifications will be available when you are purchasing a computer, whether it’s online or in a store.
If you are in the market for a computer that will run the game and all of it’s expansions and stuff packs smoothly, I recommend this Sony VAIO E laptop. It is the cheapest one that I’ve seen that has great specs to conquer games even more demanding than The Sims 3. It might be a bit pricey, but compared to how long it will last, it’s worth it. There is a desktop tower that I recommend. It is the Lenovo IdeaCentre. I know what you are thinking (“What in the fuck is that?”). Well, when you purchase an HP, Dell, or Mac, a decent potion of that money is being spent on just the name of the product and not actually what comes with it. Finding a newer brand is a very cost-effective way of getting what you want. The tower mentioned has great specifications and is about $150 cheaper than a Dell or HP with the same specs.. These computes are linked to Best Buy. If this store or products are not available in your county, use this as a guide to help you find something that is. I really hope this helped. Love you all!