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User Info: G-Ziss

G-Ziss
2 years ago#1
I am mainly a console gamer, but I'd like to get The Sims 3 on PC. Origin is currently having a sale on the game + expansions. But I see they are also available on Steam, or I could buy them on disc as well.

Should I just get the ones from Origin or is there a benefit to buying them from Steam or on disc?

User Info: shmirlywhirl

shmirlywhirl
2 years ago#2
Origin and steam are no different. Just picking your poison. I doubt you can find the disks as cheap as you can find the digital version though.

I went with origin. They usually have good sales on the Sims 3.
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G-Ziss
2 years ago#3
Also, I'd like to get an idea of how well my PC will handle the game + all the expansions and stuff packs. Based on these specs, can someone tell me if I would have any trouble, like lag, crashing, etc?

Windows 7
Processor: Intel(R) Core (TM) i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3.40 GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 16.0 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System


Basically, I want to avoid buying too many expansions and stuff packs if my PC can't handle them all.

User Info: Maximoom

Maximoom
2 years ago#4
Unless you are running out of HDD space, I dont see how expansions quantity would affect performance.
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User Info: G-Ziss

G-Ziss
2 years ago#5
I'm sure you're right, I don't game on PC much so I don't know much about it. I ask because on the Sims 3 board, there are topics from people who say their game lags and/or that the load times are really slow.

User Info: Maximoom

Maximoom
2 years ago#6
Loading times varies from game to game, it can be improved by faster HDD/SSD or more/faster Ram.

These people with issues on loadings, are more likelly running out of Ram, and windows is using theirs HDD as virtual memory (which is considerably slower).
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happyscrub1
2 years ago#7
Always Origin for current EA games (unless is a site selling codes for Origin). EA gives incentives for buying EA games from Origin and making it harder and more difficult for their games on other sites.
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User Info: G-Ziss

G-Ziss
2 years ago#8
Maximoom posted...
Loading times varies from game to game, it can be improved by faster HDD/SSD or more/faster Ram.


How do I find out how fast my HDD is? And is 16GB ram good enough?

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happyscrub1
2 years ago#9
Sims 3 is not about hard drive. It's about Ram and Processor. Don't even waste your time on a conversation about hard drives
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Maximoom
2 years ago#10
G-Ziss posted...
Maximoom posted...
Loading times varies from game to game, it can be improved by faster HDD/SSD or more/faster Ram.


How do I find out how fast my HDD is? And is 16GB ram good enough?


Your pc seems to be quite new. I doubt you will have any trouble to play Sims 3.
Yes, 16gb is way more then enough.
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