PC rookie looking for spec advice

Hello Pilots o7,

I used to play this game many, many years ago. To cut a long story short, I want to come back but no longer have a PC as I don’t have the need for one. However, I want to pick up a simple spec to run nothing but Eve. I am able to get my hands on a simple PC off a friend but not sure how it will run. I’ve never been much of a PvP player so won’t be getting myself into any high intensity battles, just a simpleton mining and trading etc lol

The PC specs are:

Intel Core i5 2400 Quad Core Processor @ 3.1Ghz to 3.4Ghz (per core)
On board Intel HD Graphics.

I know this PC is nowhere near great, but if it gets me playing again without forking out money for PC then who am I to complain lol

If I get into it again then I’ll invest in something better but for now, will it get my into space again? :slight_smile:

Thanks in advance folks.

That will run EVE, but you will want to tweak some of the graphics settings.

When you fire it up, get into the menu and there will be lots of options to tweak and adjust, but setting everything as low as possible (what some people call “potato mode”) will result in a relatively ugly but functional game for you on that machine. From there, you can start increasing settings until you get undesirable performance.

No, it will not look as amazing as EVE can, but one of the great things about the game is you can tweak this stuff to get it to run on lower end machines.

Also- welcome back!



Thanks for your quick reply! Looks like I may be making a return, then! :heart_eyes:

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^^^ What LC up there said.


i would install windows 10 and upgrade the grafic card to a cheap AMD or nVidia … maybe 4GB more ram would not be a bad idea … the 64Bit client is coming soon so …

PC looks like a good base but the grafic will not be awesome


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Like JuuR, I’d also recommend that you get at least 8GB RAM and get a dedicated graphics card. If you don’t mind me asking, are you buying a complete pc or you buying parts and building it yourself? depending on what your price range is you might want to try check the options for a brand new PC (assuming you were looking at used).

I have managed to get an AMD graphics card put in. I know someone that’s selling it. The only reason I’m getting this is because it’s going for £60 and love a bargain lol don’t really need a computer but when I heard it was going the only thing that ran through my mind was ‘can I play Eve again?’ Lol

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Make sure it can run atleast DX11, DX9 support will be ending in the next year or two.

I recommend 8 gigabytes of RAM the memory I think you can get that for $40 to $60
also buy yourself a graphics card I recommend a 750 Ti if you’re on a budget you should be able to find one for 50 bucks Maybe or you can buy the 1050ti like I got which is $190

here’s my computer specs I can run the game on the highest settings but Shadows are off my computer is 11 years old I have an i5 650 3.4 gigahertz processor also I have 16 GB of DDR3 RAM and a GTX 1050 TI I got from Amazon literally two days ago before that I was using a 750 Ti I wanted more video memory so I can play X4 foundations but it also made my Eve experienced little bit better to

I have a similar set-up to Savage’s - 11 year old desktop PC with 6-core AMD Phenom 1055T, 8 GiB, GTX 560 video card. I run Linux Mint, and can have 3 simultaneous clients running (makes graphics go a little bit ‘jerky’ but still perfectly usable). I have to disable Anti-aliasing (which gives me random black blocks on the screen) but all other graphics settings are on ‘High’. You can run Eve on almost anything I think, it’s just not all that demanding on the equipment (can’t say the same for my brain though :slight_smile: )

for that price (and even cheaper) one can find a brand new GTX 1650 or AMD RX 570/580 Red Dragon (4gb/8gb)… The latter is the best choice in terms of cost/performance, imo.

the power supply in my computer is garbage is only 350 Watts

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