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Cheapest PC that would play Planet Coaster comfortably and has SSD?

SawyerMBlack
  • 31 months ago

As the topic says, what's the cheapest PC I can build that will play Planet Coaster comfortably and uses SSD?

I need it to hold me over while I pay some debts and schtuff.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Going from the recommended specs, this should suffice for <$500

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $104.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $67.99 @ B&H
Storage SK hynix - SL308 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $52.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Mini Video Card $112.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $26.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $26.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $472.71
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $452.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-14 01:12 EDT-0400
  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The trouble with planet coaster is that it is very CPU intensive - once you get a lot of items in a park it needs a lot of computing power. You'll be able to buy something that will run the game fine for fairly cheap, but then once you load a detailed park the fps will drop significantly.

See this thread dedicated for people asking similar questions: https://forums.planetcoaster.com/showthread.php/1505-The-Can-I-Run-Planet-Coaster-thread/page41

I'd suggest a build with a 1050Ti or better (although you may be able to get away with something a little weaker for a GPU if playing on low settings) and a mid range processor, preferably with a few more cores than 4. Once you have a build you could post on that thread and see what people think!

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