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Could anyone tell me if this imac would run the sims 2, 3 and 4 on high/max

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#1 Daviduhoh

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 03:01 AM

Hi,
I am looking at getting an imac for the misses for Christmas and as she is sim and apple obsessed I'm looking at the imac 27" 3.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor
Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
8GB (two 4GB) memory, configurable up to 32GB
1TB hard drive1
AMD Radeon R9 M380 with 2GB video memory
Retina 5K 5120x2880 P3 display

Thanks for any help, sorry if this is in the wrong section of the forum.

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 05:54 AM

I can't vouch for The Sims 4, since I have never tried that and don't know how well the Mac version runs (you'd definitely meet the recommended specs, though), but 2 and 3 should run smooth as silk on that machine.

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 06:43 AM

Should be good to go, although I strongly recommend you upgrade the hard drive to the 1 TB fusion drive option. The stock hard drive will make the machine seem very slow and unresponsive.

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 08:54 AM

And I will strongly recommend you upgrade to the 2TB Fusion Drive. The stock hard drive as SS says above, is extremely slow, so touch that except with a 10 foot pole. The 1TB Fusion Drive only have a 24GB SSD, while the 2TB Fusion Drive has a 128GB SSD, which is a huge difference.
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Posted 29 October 2015 - 11:27 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 29 October 2015 - 08:54 AM, said:

And I will strongly recommend you upgrade to the 2TB Fusion Drive. The stock hard drive as SS says above, is extremely slow, so touch that except with a 10 foot pole. The 1TB Fusion Drive only have a 24GB SSD, while the 2TB Fusion Drive has a 128GB SSD, which is a huge difference.

Seconded excellent advice. When reading the specs I also instantly thought, Fusion drive. You won't regret and I am sure the misses will be pleased with you.
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Posted 29 October 2015 - 12:14 PM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 29 October 2015 - 08:54 AM, said:

And I will strongly recommend you upgrade to the 2TB Fusion Drive. The stock hard drive as SS says above, is extremely slow, so touch that except with a 10 foot pole. The 1TB Fusion Drive only have a 24GB SSD, while the 2TB Fusion Drive has a 128GB SSD, which is a huge difference.

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 01:56 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 29 October 2015 - 12:14 PM, said:



I see your 2 TB fusion drive and I raise you the 4 TB fusion drive! Your move Thain.
16TB SSD: http://arstechnica.c...est-hard-drive/

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 04:46 PM

16 Terabytes of blazing fast speed. Oh, if only I had been a good boy this year. Surely Santa would bring me one. Alas, I will probably be punished with yet another fruit cake in a tin for my behavior. :crying:
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