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Initial post: Jan 8, 2013 9:59:59 AM PST
CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra GUA880 Desktop (Black/Blue)

Can the above computer play Sims 2 with all expansion packs?

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 10:03:07 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2013 10:03:35 AM PST
Absolutely.

Should play Sims 3 fine as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 10:06:26 AM PST
Thank you so much! Clearly I am not too knowledgable about the inner workings of computers!! This one is in my budget and seems like it would last me a while. You're so kind for taking the time to reply. Thanks again!

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 10:10:04 AM PST
Uncle Ulty says:
Be sure to check out what PSU is included! My rig I bought from CyberpowerPC is fantastic, but it came with a cheap PSU I had to replace 2 months after buying. It actually exploded with a loud pop.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 10:11:53 AM PST
got mayo?™ says:
Should probably replace the PSU along with with that GT610.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 10:13:26 AM PST
Yikes!

I too have a PC from CyberPower with a cheap 750 watt PSU but mine has been going steady, even with CPU/GPU overclocks. I purchased it at the beginning of August last year.

I've been thinking about upgrading it though once I get a more power hungry GPU....Hopefully I don't meet the same fate as you!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 10:14:36 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2013 10:16:04 AM PST
GT610 is more than adequate to play Sims 2 or Sims 3.

But if he decides to play more intensive games then definitely.

My ladies cheap $320 laptop with 4 GB of DDR3 and an integrated i3 graphics can play Sims 3 without hiccups therefore he shouldn't have any problems.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 10:14:50 AM PST
Thanks all. Hopefully it can handle my limited usage =\

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 10:16:28 AM PST
I am not a gamer unless you consider Sims 2 or PvZ lol. I have no skills.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 10:21:54 AM PST
This will play Sims 3 with ease, my laptop that has a 540M gpu and around the same cpu as this FX4100 runs Sims 3 with ease.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 10:28:04 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2013 10:30:27 AM PST
540M >>>>>>> 610M

Honestly, an integrated HD 4000 series chip outperforms the 610M.

610M is a $35 video card with a G3D score of 345.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 10:31:43 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2013 10:31:50 AM PST
Oh crap that's right. 640M+ is what I need to be talking about lol.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 10:34:18 AM PST
A bad PSU can destroy your whole system if it goes. If there's any question about it, upgrade.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 10:37:32 AM PST
So is upgrading something i can do easily? I am really not skilled in this.... :(

I replaced a hard drive and keyboard in a laptop once.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 10:41:05 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2013 10:41:21 AM PST
If you purchase a system directly from the manufacturer you can pay to get a brand name PSU when you buy it. Otherwise you'd have to remove the old one and install the new one. It's not very difficult at all. Kind of like plugging in a lamp.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 10:42:20 AM PST
It is much scarier of a thought than it is in practice. upgrading a PSU is pretty simple as long as you make sure that you connect everything up. that means the 2 connectors for your MB(big long one and smaller one for your CPU), your drives, and your video card if applicable. Just remember what you disconnected from your system and that you connect it back with the new one.

Make sure that your PC is turned off before you start, you've got a good light source, a dixie cup or something for screws, and that you're grounded.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 10:43:26 AM PST
And don't do it on carpet, don't wear socks, keep pets away from it, and put your phone away from you.

Any static shocks can destroy a PC and you wouldn't even know it.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 10:51:41 AM PST
Wonderful! I will certainly DIY this since I am buying from Amazon. Any recommended links for upgrades?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 10:52:07 AM PST
Uncle Ulty says:
Yeah I would look into it man! Mine was a Xtreme Gear 700w PSU that ran perfect for awhile and just blew up. Here is a link from Cyberpower where people are talking about how bad Xtreme Gear is

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12226

Seriously, if you find out its an Xtreme Gear PSU I would replace it immediately. I upgraded to a Corsair 750W enthusiast series and it was worth every penny IMO.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 10:53:43 AM PST
Xtreme Gear is Cyberpower's own home-made PSU. They put those in every single system if you don't pay more to upgrade to something else.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 11:01:59 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2013 11:15:23 AM PST
got mayo?™ says:
That case looks roomy. Replacing the PSU will be cake, so will the video card.

Its really not a bad price for the base PC with windows, given you don't have to deal with 'completetly building' one. It is a solid processor in it, good storage and and good ram amount.

Are you looking to stay modest in price? I don't want you to overspend if you dont play too demanding of titles, but want a bit more headroom.

My suggestion would be a solid 450 watt PSU
Antec VP-450 450 Watt Energy Star Certified Power Supply

And a card with a little more flexibility like a:
Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 OC 1GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11202-05-20G
or
EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1024MB GDDR5 DVI mHDMI Graphics Card 01G-P4-2650-KR
or
EVGA GeForce GT 640 2048MB GDDR3 Dual DVI, mHDMI Graphics Cards 02G-P4-2645-KR

OR....just get the PC and test to see how it is. Its just the Power Supply talk scares me (not just from folks on this forum), and that is more of a multimedia card. My brother had a Geforce 210 Nvidia card that wasn't much of anything useful running games and it would crash a lot. A Geforce GT610 is essentially a Geforce 210 relabeled.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 11:17:33 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2013 11:18:10 AM PST
I will promptly replace it then this Friday.

I don't plan on ever running dual cards so I'll probably just get a super nice 600 watt Corsair that I know will last for awhile. A local PC shop carries them for relatively cheap.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 11:26:24 AM PST
I will upgrade too thanks to you all! Looks like the computer will arrive in Feb due to being out of stock online. I will wish list these and shop around closer to the delivery date. ThaNk you again!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 11:55:23 AM PST
sign up for an account at newegg, they usually send out emails with special deals/coupon codes for components. You should be able to snag a decent price for a good one from there.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 11:56:20 AM PST
Thanks! I will!
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