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No Man's Sky is a procedurally generated science fiction game. Featuring planetary exploration, deep oceans, space-based battles, and potential predators on the various procedurally-generated worlds. Each world has its own ecosystem with potentially unforgiving conditions, such as desert worlds with large carnivorous worms.
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No Mans Sky 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 24th Nov 2020

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play No Mans Sky then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for No Mans Sky from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate with top tier graphics options selected, and a 1080p screen resolution. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. No Mans Sky is a title which sits in the Sandbox, Sim genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2016 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is not currently in our top most demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1080p Price to Performance No Mans Sky PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
Graphics Card
HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
Redragon K552
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
HyperX Cloud Stinger
No Mans Sky PC Build Total Price $1,038.09
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $36.62, was previously $1,074.71.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p No Mans Sky PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run No Mans Sky in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the Radeon RX 560 XFX Single Fan OC 4GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $144.37, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has increased its price by $13.43 over the past two weeks. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $109.99.

We were looking to get a video card with at least 2GB of VRAM available onboard it, which acts an image data buffer between our video card and CPU. The Radeon RX 560 XFX Single Fan OC 4GB has 4GB, which is suitable at this resolution.

Selecting The Right No Mans Sky 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a well priced motherboard, like the one we are putting in our build today really helps tie things together in terms of performance and opens up other hardware options that become available to us later in the selection. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired Socket AM4 cpu. As the Radeon RX 560 XFX Single Fan OC 4GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run No Mans Sky well at this resolution. The Ryzen 3 3200G is currently priced at a competitive $99.99. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 17th Jun 2020, which had it marked up at $83.59.

The awesome GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 is highly competitive, priced at $54.99, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. A low price point for this motherboard would be $53.99, which we recorded it at on 25th Jun 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For No Mans Sky 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 HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz. This is currently priced at $30.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. The cheapest system memory price for HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz was recorded as $30.99, and this was on 19th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on No Mans Sky

Our PC build can run No Mans Sky at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 85 and we would expect an average of 61 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 560 XFX Single Fan OC 4GB, Ryzen 3 3200G combo we have put into this computer.

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No Mans Sky
Radeon RX 560 XFX Single Fan OC 4GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run No Mans Sky at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 65 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 47.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this No Mans Sky PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Microsoft Flight Simulator will get 4 on Ultra and 5 FPS on High graphics settings with the Radeon RX 560 XFX Single Fan OC 4GB. Whereas on Watch Dogs Legion we see a return of 14 FPS on Ultra and 19 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is eFootball PES 2021, which is 69 FPS run at Ultra and 96 on High.

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An Alternative No Mans Sky Graphics Card Option for 1080p

While we have suggested a AMD graphics card for this build you can also consider putting in a Nvidia GeForce GTX 2050, which is similar, with a 5% worse performance difference, but provides another reasonable alternative graphics option. It is currently priced at $149.99.