Star Citizen Question

Can I run it on high settings with good fps with a fx 6300 and 1050ti 4gb? Currently have 8gb of RAM.
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  1. Not really. That spec is pretty low end. I would recommend something better if you want to play at high settings and at 1080 resolution or better.
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  2. Care to elaborate on "better"?
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  3. OK, don't know your budget but

    Video card
    1060 6Gb version or 1070 from nVidia or 580 from AMD
    CPU:
    Intel i5 and better or AMD Ryzen5 1600 and better

    8GB of RAM should be fine.
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  4. On High? Maybe. I doubt it though. Ark Survival probably runs almost as hard, but has a LOT more settings to adjust at the present time. So I would consider that a reasonable baseline as to if you can run SC.
    It also depends on which component of SC you are trying to run.
    Running around in your hanger is much easier on hardware than running around ArcCorp, or playing either Arena Commander or Star Marine. ( Ship dogfighting or FPS pvp)
    Which has a lot more to do with ( continually improving) netcode than anything else.
    3.0 patch is coming "soon" and will have more optimizations of course.

    I can tell you that a young friend of mine has a FX 4300, 8GB ram, and a R9 255 video card.
    And can "play" Star Citizen. Play being in quotes, because any multiplayer area maxes his pc out.
    In the current version , there are limited graphics settings to play with, and they don't seem to do a lot at the moment. A wider range of settings is in the upcoming patch.

    He can play against the AI spaceships quite successfully, and explore the rest of the game.
    On hardware that is a fair bit below yours.
    Since graphics cards are idiotically priced right now, I wouldn't want to upgrade at the moment if I was you.

    But I can most definitely say that the jaw dropping beauty of the game world in Star Citizen will be the strongest motivation to upgrade in the future. I have never, in many years of gaming, had an icon on my desktop that lead to such an absolutely gorgeous game world.
    Youtube videos don't do it justice because of compression.

    I should think that the single player campaign ( Squadron 42) would be reasonably playable, at low settings, as long as you don't expect awesome fps. But it will most definitely struggle. A lot.

    Star Citizen. Driving people on to the upgrade path with great vigour. :)

    * Note. Star Citizen has Free Fly weekends every few months. If you have doubts, follow the forums regularly, and try it when it is available to test for free.
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  5. exroofer said:
    On High? Maybe. I doubt it though. Ark Survival probably runs almost as hard, but has a LOT more settings to adjust at the present time. So I would consider that a reasonable baseline as to if you can run SC.
    It also depends on which component of SC you are trying to run.
    Running around in your hanger is much easier on hardware than running around ArcCorp, or playing either Arena Commander or Star Marine. ( Ship dogfighting or FPS pvp)
    Which has a lot more to do with ( continually improving) netcode than anything else.
    3.0 patch is coming "soon" and will have more optimizations of course.

    I can tell you that a young friend of mine has a FX 4300, 8GB ram, and a R9 255 video card.
    And can "play" Star Citizen. Play being in quotes, because any multiplayer area maxes his pc out.
    In the current version , there are limited graphics settings to play with, and they don't seem to do a lot at the moment. A wider range of settings is in the upcoming patch.

    He can play against the AI spaceships quite successfully, and explore the rest of the game.
    On hardware that is a fair bit below yours.
    Since graphics cards are idiotically priced right now, I wouldn't want to upgrade at the moment if I was you.

    But I can most definitely say that the jaw dropping beauty of the game world in Star Citizen will be the strongest motivation to upgrade in the future. I have never, in many years of gaming, had an icon on my desktop that lead to such an absolutely gorgeous game world.
    Youtube videos don't do it justice because of compression.

    I should think that the single player campaign ( Squadron 42) would be reasonably playable, at low settings, as long as you don't expect awesome fps. But it will most definitely struggle. A lot.

    Star Citizen. Driving people on to the upgrade path with great vigour. :)

    * Note. Star Citizen has Free Fly weekends every few months. If you have doubts, follow the forums regularly, and try it when it is available to test for free.


    He said he wants to play at high settings.
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  6. From what I have read Star Citizen is pretty demanding on the CPU especially in multiplayer.

    The FX-6300 is rather weak. I recommend you start saving up money for a new CPU and Mobo. AMD's Ryzen CPU competitive with Intel CPUs so going with AMD or Intel this time around should be fine.
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  7. Well, actually, his specific question was "Can I?"
    For that, more a less a full system rebuild is in order.
    I thought perhaps a little feedback as to whether it would run at all was in order.
    While letting the OP know that by paying attention for Free Fly weekends would give him the opportunity to try it for him/her self, while spending no money just yet.

    Star Citizen is already fairly multi threaded, and will be more so in the future.
    Of the currently available parts, an R5 1600 in a B350 mobo, with a 1060 6 GB card, would give the desired results. !070 class card would be a fair bit better.
    Letting gpu prices stabilize for a month or two would make this less expensive.
    Grrr miners.
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