Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsGames & GearPC · 4 weeks ago

PC specs to run Unreal Engine 4?

I saw online on a Wikipedia page listing the specs to run UE4, but forums online say the specs are dated. They are:

Desktop PC or Mac

Windows 7 64-bit or Mac OS X 10.9.2 or later

Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster

NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher


Idk much about building a PC, or computer parts, but can I just buy the components listed above used on eBay to run the latest version of UE4? I want to potentially learn how to make games, but don’t want to break the bank on a PC to learn how to make games, especially since I have no experience and I’m not sure I’ll like it or be good at it. I maybe want to spend $300. I only wanna play the games I make on UE4. Any advice?

1 Answer

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    The lowest cost gaming level PC is buying a reasonable aged used tower shape PC with the right specifications and ability to upgrade the power supply if needed, and then add a graphics card. This long link at is aimed in the right direction.

    The Lenovos get tricky about power supply upgrade as many of this age have a custom connector.


    DELL Desktop Computer 3010

    Intel Core i5 3rd Gen 3470 (3.20 GHz), 8 GB ram, 500 GB HDD 128 GB SSD Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

    i5-3470 score 6723.

    Then you need a graphics card that fits in all three dimensions and supported by the power supply, or you need to upgrade the power supply. Cards for this pc cannot require a 6 pin pcie power connector so are limited to 75 watts maximum. Older cards bought used are less power efficient an must have a new power supply and enough system air flow not to overheat.

    GTX 1050 ti 4gb no 6pin version sale ends in a couple of hours but is now $115 after rebate, promo, plus tax

    gaming rank #108 (lower rank, higher up is better)

    GTX 1650 is $145

    It also does not require a 6 pin connection

    Gets you to rank #79

    GTX 470 is rank #215, not nearly as strong as these new cards.

    HD 6850 is weaker than a GTX 470

    A GTX 470 requires a 550 watt power supply with 2x6pin PCIe supplemental power connections

    HD 6850 shows 450W minimum and 1x 6pin

    About $315 plus tax after rebate gets a strong gaming PC, though a stronger CPU would be better.

    It only requires plug in and install a grphics card.

    With GTX 1050 TI you hold to about 300 after rebates

    You may need help, but if never having built a pc from parts, you need to research much more.

    Building a PC is somewhat about part selection and compatibility. The actual build is not difficult. You need to get the right parts and that takes research or help. Getting old parts makes compatibility harder.

    If your price was higher, a new gaming PC can be built. About $600 plus Windows operating system an speakers or headphone

    • .4 weeks agoReport

      Thanks for the information! I’ve seen some info on pc building and it doesn’t seem too hard. Thanks again

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