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Starbase is a hybrid voxel/vertex-based space MMO with a fully destructible and infinitely expanding universe, with a focus on building and designing spaceships and stations, exploration, resource gathering, crafting, trading, and combat.
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Starbase 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 27th Oct 2020

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Starbase 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 Starbase. Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS at top end graphics settings, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Starbase represent good value for money.

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 Action, Sim 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 0000 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 22 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 Starbase PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$214.36
Graphics Card
$689.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$49.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$62.31
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.36
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$34.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$16.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$47.14
Starbase PC Build Total Price $1,755.07
Rig
9.9
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $30.87, was previously $1,724.20.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Starbase PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Starbase at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $689.99. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 29th Feb 2020, which had it priced at $679.99. And with that in mind the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB is a great match for Starbase at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $40 during the past two weeks.

Selecting The Right Starbase 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Ryzen 7 2700X processor that has the Socket AM4 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Starbase and balances nicely with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB, to help reach the right frame rates at this resolution. We have of course chosen this CPU today because of its price to performance credentials where it is currently priced at $214.36. Looking through our price records we noticed that this processor was seen on 7th Jul 2020 priced at $99.

And with the motherboard costing $62.31 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. This motherboard was priced at $53.99, which we saw on 25th Jun 2020. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Starbase At The Right Price

Our PC needs some well placed system memory to support our chosen CPU and GPU selections. As we are looking to achieve the 1080p ultra frame rates the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz is currently priced at $49.99, which is among the better priced RAM today. Our RAM recorded prices put this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz price at $49.99 on 9th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Starbase

Our PC build can run Starbase at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 78 and we would expect an average of 56 FPS on Ultra with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB, Ryzen 7 2700X combo we have put into this computer.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run Starbase at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 59 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 42.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for Starbase runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War we see this pc build is likely to get 104FPS on Ultra and 146FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Assassins Creed: Valhalla to return 63FPS on Ultra and 92FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Genshin Impact, which is 92 FPS running at Ultra, and 129 on High graphics settings.

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