Buying a New Computer? Are you buying a new computer for The Sims 3? Well, before you jump out and buy it, think about the fact there will be expansion packs coming. So don't simply buy a computer that's just barely hitting the bare minimum specs. Buy a PC that's mid-ranged and more powerful. This way you can run the expansion packs. Granted of course that budgets are tight, and the economy sucks, but keep an eye out for specials, deals, etc. Laptop users you'll need to in general shell out more for a brand new unit because in general it's difficult to upgrade and more or less components aren't upgradeable. Desktop users, well if you can't shell out enough cash for items right now, buy a low to midrange system or a barebone unit and then perform a series of small upgrades here and there to support your Sims 3 cravings. Get a unit which allows you the flexibility to upgrade your system so you can expand your systems as the system requirements for The Sims 3 increase.