Planco Computer Recommendations

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  1. Britford

    Britford TowersStreet Member

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    I was planning to get myself planet coaster for xmas but my current computer can't even start to run it, so I need help in figuring out what to buy.
    In terms of what I want out of it, basically just want a computer, that can decently run most games but specifically, I want one that can (disregarding any slowdown caused by the game itself) decently run a full planco sandbox game from start to end without becoming unplayable...

    Is there any pre built computers that could fit the bill or would my only option be to build one myself?
     
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    There are plenty of pre-built computers that could run Planet Coaster, and some of them aren't even that much money as far as gaming computers go!

    I'd recommend having a look through some of these:
    If you like the look of one, but you're unsure about whether it meets the required specifications, just input its key specs into this site: https://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=23290&game=Planet Coaster

    Hope this helps!
     
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    I wouldn't so easily discount the option of building one yourself, it's far simpler than it sounds, and largely just plugging stuff in.

    As long as you aren't technophobic it should be simple enough, and allows you to more cheaply get just the right set up for you.

    First consideration is budget.
     
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    Is building a computer yourself actually cheaper? I've built several over the years and it was never actually the case for me.
     
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    Well you aren't paying for all the bloatware they ship with a new PC. Plus you get the joy of spending days shouting in frustration when you can't find the right driver download!
     
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    Building a PC nowadays is almost plug and play. Even the driver issue mentioned above shouldn't be an issue if all parts are compatible.

    I don't however think it's cheaper, because although in theory it can be anything I saved just went into buying better components to get slightly better specs. The temptation to not settle for good enough is hard to resist.

    I used PC Parts Picker to check everything was compatible.
     
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    It's coming out on PS4 and Xbox next year, much cheaper.
     
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    Having not owned a console since the Wii U, can you use a mouse and keyboard these days or are you stuck with the controller?
     
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    Yep USB keyboards are compatible on Xbox, not sure about PS.
     
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    I wouldn't settle for the PS4 or Xbox One version. When I talked to a programmer at Frontier back when Planet Coaster launched he assured me there wouldn't be a console version because they were not designed to run a game like PlanCo.
    Obviously Frontier have found a way, which I commend them for doing. But chances are it'll run on consoles about as well as an underspeced PC. Expect any large objects made from piece by piece items to tank the game.
     
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    Scan.co.uk have great prebuilts can’t fault them


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