If you’ve been in a cave this past summer and you don’t know what the game is about, we’ll explain it to you. It is a game developed by Bethesda of space exploration that will house many less. Although we don’t know much, the developers have already said that 10% of the planets will have life.
We are talking about a kind of Skyrim and GTA, but in space. It offers a game of virtually unlimited capabilities where we decide what happens. We can choose to follow the script or embark on an adventure creating our own plot.
Ideal PC for Starfield
First of all, let’s do a brief review of the official requirements. These are:
|Minimum requirements||recommended requirements|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 2600X / Intel Core i7-6800K||AMD Ryzen 5 3600X / Intel i5-10600K|
|RAM||16 GB||16 GB|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon RX 5700 / NVIDIA GeForce 1070 Ti||AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT / NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080|
Bethesda has said that the game is specially developed to offer the best performance on AMD hardware. We know that it will support AMD FSR technology, but not NVIDIA DLSS, at the moment. So because of this we have chosen to base the configuration on AMD processor and graphics cards.
We have chosen the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor since it costs 206 euros and it seemed like a very good price. This processor has 8 cores and 16 threads, being able to reach up to 4.7 GHz in Boost mode. If you want, you have tender Ryzen 5 models for about 50 euros less that are also a very good option.
The processor does not have a heatsink, so we have opted for the Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Slim 2 worth 58 euros. It offers us a total of 8 heatpipes and a large 135mm fan that moves a good airflow. Well, change it for an RL, although it really doesn’t make any sense.
Undoubtedly the most important thing in this set is the graphics card. We have opted for the Sapphire Pulse RX 6700 XT which is priced at 382 euros. It meets the game’s minimums and is close to the recommended ones. The truth is that we should have more than enough with this card to play in 1080p and with some graphic settings we could even play in 1440p.
We wanted a normal motherboard, without RGB and also thinking that we will not overclock. We have decided on this Gigabyte AORUS B550 ELITE V2 that costs 133 euros. We liked the price a lot, it is a complete motherboard with a heatsink for the M.2 if necessary and good connectivity.
As a storage unit we have opted for the Samsung 980 PRO Heatsink 1 TB for 88 euros. We can buy it without a heatsink, since the motherboard includes one. Actually, we have opted for this one as it is a Samsung-optimized solution for this unit. If you want, you have the Samsung 980 PRO 1 TB for 76 euros, which is the model without a heatsink.
Finally, we have opted for the Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO SL 32 GB RAM memories for 89 euros. We have here a kit of two modules of 16 GB each, which obviously add up to 32 GB. They have an excellent heat sink and also add RGB, which adds a touch.
The chosen configuration is around 900 euros. If we lower the processor a bit, we opt for an SSD without a heatsink and RAM without RGB, we could reduce it by 100 euros.
You have noticed, right?
Surely you have noticed that two things are missing: the chassis and the power supply. We have taken them out of the equation since you can still reuse them and save about 150-200 euros. If not, we have a proposal for you.
As a box we have chosen the Nfortec Caelum Black RGB Cristal that costs 60 euros. We like it for being an ATX format, having space for current graphics and a cover for the power supply. But what is really important is the mesh front and the two front and rear fans to generate great airflow.
Finally, if you don’t have a power supply, we recommend the Corsair CV650 650W 80 Plus Bronze for 70 euros. It is a quality solution, but basic, since it is not modular and the certificate is the recommended minimum. We recommend you spend money and opt for at least a 750 W source with an 80 Plus Gold certificate. They’re expensive, but you’ll have a decade’s worth of power supply.
By the way, if you want to maintain the integrity of your computer, avoid junk power supplies that are everywhere and that even our worst enemy wouldn’t install.