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Best Gaming PCs for Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. It's a strategy game developed by Colossal Order Ltd and distributed by Paradox Interactive in 2015. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.

System Requirements

System requirements for desktop computers as stated by the developer. Updated on July 8, 2020.

Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7/8 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB available space

Cities: Skylines PC Requirements

The system requirements are modest, but it's recommended to have a dedicated graphics processing unit for successfully running C:S. GeForce GTX 760 or better GPU is needed.

Most gaming PCs meet the RAM requirement of 6gb, but 4gb is enough to meet the minimum requirements.

Also, note that at least 4gb of storage space is required.

Best Gaming PCs for C:S

These computers meet the recommended system requirements and let you enjoy the game on high graphics settings without lag and stutter.

CyberpowerPC GXiVR8060A8
CyberpowerPC GXiVR8060A8
Intel Core i5-9400F
$914.98
$890.39
SkyTech Blaze II
SkyTech Blaze II
ST-Blaze-II-2600-1660-8G3-500G
$749.99
iBUYPOWER Element 9260
iBUYPOWER Element 9260
Element 9260
$1,239.00
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Budget PCs for C:S

These cheaper options meet the minimum system requirements stated by the developer. You may need to lower the graphics settings or the in-game resolution to run the game smoothly.

HP Pavilion
HP Pavilion
TG01-0030
$699.99
SkyTech Shadow
SkyTech Shadow
ST-SHADOW-1200-GTX1050Ti-4G
$649.99
Lenovo ThinkCentre M715Q
Lenovo ThinkCentre M715Q
M715Q Tiny
$579.95
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These recommendations are based on technical details and requirements. We can't guarantee that the game will run on every computer.