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A prequel to the 1996 game Star Control III, Stardock has recently announced this title will be with us in the second half of 2017.
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Star Control: Origins 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 27th Nov 2020

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Star Control: Origins then that is exactly what we will be doing in this review. Our challenge is in choosing the right priced PC items to get together an optimum build, which can meet the needs of Star Control: Origins. We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate at the highest graphics settings, along with a 1080p monitor resolution. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for Star Control: Origins listed on the page.

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, Management, RPG 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 not featuring on our list of most demanding games of today 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
$119.99
Graphics Card
$169.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.68
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$64.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$29.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Star Control: Origins PC Build Total Price $1,141.02
Rig
3.3
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Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $13.68, was previously $1,154.70.

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

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB is currently priced at a competitive $169.99. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $169.99.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Star Control: Origins at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has increased its price by $169.99 over the past two weeks.

Star Control: Origins needs 2GB of VRAM to suitably store adequate amounts of image data during transfer between video card and processor. Our GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB graphics card has 4GB which will be suitable for this resolution of gaming.

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

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151), that can provide us with the cpu LGA 1151 socket type. This is so we can select the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $119.99. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz is $59 on 27th May 2020.This CPU and GPU provide the required Star Control: Origins experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

Today the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 competitively costs $49.46, which provides it a place in our build today. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 is $32.99 on 28th Dec 2019.

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

One of the most important hardware parts of this computer is the system memory or RAM. To make sure our resolution target and frame rates are met we have chosen to put in Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. This is currently priced at $32.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. To help provide a sense of cost for this RAM, the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was priced at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

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

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 95 FPS on High settings in Star Control: Origins at 1080p. There may be some lower frame rates in some parts of the game, but we have chosen the components to get some solid frame rates. Increasing the quality in the game to Ultra, will see us still getting an FPS of 68.

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PC Build Research Area

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

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If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 1440p then we expect to see around a figure of 52 FPS on Ultra or 73 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Star Control: Origins PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB and this setup will run on 1080p. Genshin Impact is expected to return 37 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 52 frames per second on High. Watch Dogs Legion would return 24 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 33 FPS at High settings. With FIFA 21 we expect 110 FPS running at Ultra settings and 152 frames on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Star Control: Origins

The Strategy, Management, RPG genre means that we would be looking for our build’s mouse selection to be of higher quality than normal, so we have chosen the Cooler Master MM710 as the best mouse option based on today’s prices versus gamer quality.

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

As an alternative to the Nvidia manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful AMD Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. It has a 30% better performance difference compared to our selected GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $164.99.