Choosing a PC for Star Citizen

Greetings, space explorer!

At Playtech, we know that Star Citizen is one of the most expansive and immersive space simulations out there. Whether you're piloting a spacecraft, exploring distant planets, or engaging in epic battles, having the right gaming PC is crucial. We're here to guide you through the minimum specifications required to play Star Citizen seamlessly on one of our Playtech gaming PCs.

Why Specifications Matter

Why should you care about specs? The right hardware ensures that you experience the game in all its glory—smoothly, with stunning graphics, and without lag. It enhances your gameplay, making every exploration, trade, and victory more immersive and enjoyable.

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The Essentials: Minimum Specifications

Star Citizen is a demanding game, with its high-quality graphics and complex mechanics. Ensuring your PC meets these minimum specifications is essential for a smooth experience. Here’s what you need:

Processor (CPU)

  • Minimum: Intel Core i5
  • Recommended: 12th Gen Intel Core i7 or Higher

A powerful CPU is necessary to handle the intricate gameplay and detailed environments of Star Citizen, especially when using a high end graphics card you need to make sure the CPU can deliver information to the GPU fast enough, other wise you may have performance bottlenecks!

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Memory (RAM)

  • Minimum: 16 GB RAM
  • Recommended: 32 GB or more

More RAM ensures smooth gameplay, especially during intense space battles and when managing multiple in-game systems.

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Graphics Card (GPU)

  • Minimum: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
  • Recommended: Nvidia Geforce RTX 4080

A solid GPU is crucial for rendering the stunning graphics and smooth animations that make Star Citizen so visually impressive. Although the Nvidia GTX 1650 is technically capable of playing Star Citizen at very low settings, we'd recommend opting for a higher spec graphics card as Star Citizen is one of the most demanding games on the market.
For an enjoyable experience we would recommend the RTX 4080 for Star Citizen.

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  • Minimum: 65 GB available hard drive space
  • Recommended: SSD for faster load times

Having ample storage is essential for installing the game and its updates. An SSD will significantly reduce load times, getting you into the action faster.

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Why Playtech?

At Playtech, we don’t just sell gaming PCs; we craft experiences tailored for gamers. Our machines are designed to exceed minimum specifications, providing you with a smoother, more immersive gaming experience. Here’s why Playtech is your best choice:

  • Performance: Our PCs are engineered to deliver superior performance, ensuring Star Citizen runs flawlessly, even with high settings.
  • Quality: We use only the best components to ensure reliability and longevity.
  • Support: Our dedicated support team is always ready to assist you with any questions or issues.

Ready to Explore the Universe?

Choosing the right gaming PC is the first step towards mastering the universe of Star Citizen. With Playtech, you’re not just buying a computer; you’re investing in a gaming experience that’s smooth, immersive, and incredibly fun. So, gear up, prepare your spacecraft, and get ready to explore the universe with Playtech!

If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to our friendly support team. We're here to help you get the most out of your gaming experience.


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