Got a client asking me to build him a desktop for his daughter for playing the Sims 3 with all the expansion packs plus some user content & mods at 1080p aswell as casually using photoshop, web browsing and general media use.
He gave me a budget of €650 over all not including a copy of windows but wants me to go as cheap as possible with out overkilling it which leaves me a tad bit stomped as I wouldn't know what would be overkill or not.
I know for a fact that Sims 3 is more demmanding on the CPU rather than GPU so maybe a sandy-bridge i5 + HD 6750. Heres one what I reckon be perfect without over doing it:
Total build cost: €583.50 + €30 shipping
ASRock H61M/U3S3 (B3), Sockel 1155, mATX €54.89
8GB-Kit Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1333 CL9 €36.86
Sapphire Radeon HD 6750, 1GB DDR3 €75.15
Samsung SH-222AB bare schwarz SATA €16.13
Seagate Barracuda 7200 320GB SATA 6GB's €72.00
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB, SATA II (HD502HJ) €75.00
FRACTAL DESIGN Gehäuse Core 1000 black €32.20
Super-Flower Amazon 80Plus 450W €40.95
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 - Pro PWM Rev.2 €14.98
Intel Core i5-2400 Box, LGA1155 €165.34
The case is a definite as they both like plus she wants it to be in a small factor plus they like they styling on it. I also had add a cpu cooler cause they want it fairly quiet and the freezer 7 is alot quieter then the stock cooler. Chose the asrock mobo aswell cause she needed usb3 for her external hdd and that was the cheapest I can find that has it.
Anyways I just wanted to see what you guys think also would it be worth it to upgrade the GPU to a 6670 or 550ti? or will the Sims not even use the graphics power? Just give me any input you guys might have