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Star Control: Origins 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 22nd Aug 2021

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Star Control: Origins, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Star Control: Origins and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. With the mission objective being a high gaming standard with max graphics running, returning the visuals upon a 1080p monitor screen. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run Star Control: Origins. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

Let’s consider some of the interesting characteristics about this game, to help us build something that matches the sort of game we are considering to build a PC for. As we know it comes under the , Strategy, RPG, Management genre style categories, which may well influence some of our peripheral selections, ensuring we consider the specifics for the games requirements. Looking at its development the game was built during 2018 and around that period and the devs themselves probably had hardware comparable to some of the latest hardware of that period. In terms of its relative hardware demanding position, it is considered by us as 1 placed game on our most demanding games of today list at least at the moment, although that list shifts regularly. Obviously these points help give us a better picture of what we may want in the build, but they are only supporting us because when we choose, it is the best priced components that will find their way into this build today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Star Control: Origins PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$157.50
Graphics Card
$169.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151
$72.99
Case
Fractal Design Focus G Mid Tower White Side Window ATX
$42.99
PSU
EVGA 850W Bq 80+ Bronze
$59.99
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$58.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$104.99
Display
Acer 21.5 inch LED 5ms
$123.73
Keyboard
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$42.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Star Control: Origins PC Build Total Price $974.13
Rig
30
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $210.05, was previously $1,184.18.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Star Control: Origins PC Build

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run Star Control: Origins at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increase its price by $169.99, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB is $169.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019. Todays price of $169.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

Our PC build has 4GB of onboard card memory to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. At this resolution the game will need at least 2GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right Star Control: Origins 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the LGA 1151 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151. The Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor will then fit in and accompany our GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $157.5. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $59, which was on 27th May 2020.

The awesome ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 is highly competitive, priced at $72.99, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 4th Apr 2020, this motherboard was priced at a low of $59.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Star Control: Origins At The Right Price

The Star Control: Origins PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1080p ultra and so the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz which we have found for $42.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. Our RAM recorded prices put this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz price at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Star Control: Origins

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 68 FPS in Star Control: Origins at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 95 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Star Control: Origins
GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. Star Control: Origins running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 52 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 73 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Star Control: Origins PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Far Cry 6 should get 68 when run on Ultra and this raises to 95 FPS on High. The popular Resident Evil 8 gets a return of 68 FPS on Ultra and then up to 95 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Star Citizen, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 68 FPS run at Ultra and 95 frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Star Control: Origins

Finding a mouse for a game that falls into the , Strategy, RPG, Management genre group has given us reason to improve the quality of mouse we are willing to put into this PC build. We have therefore found the Cooler Master MM710 mouse that is today’s best priced, higher performing gamer mouse, and one that can still deliver the gaming quality we are after for Star Control: Origins.

An Alternative Star Control: Origins Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are wanting a graphics choice from the other team then our suggestion would be the AMD Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB video card, currently priced at $164.99. This option has a performance of 30% better when compared to the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.