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Metro: Last Light 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 16th Aug 2021

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play Metro: Last Light on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great Metro: Last Light experience. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time with ultra settings selected, while running on 1080p screen res. We visit this page every day to check on the prices and selected components we have added for this PC build. Naturally as new better hardware is found we will be adding and swapping to optimise this list with a view to giving us all a good jumping off point regarding expected build quality and pricing levels for our new Metro: Last Light build.

Let’s consider some of the interesting characteristics about this game, to help us build something that matches the sort of game we are considering to build a PC for. As we know it comes under the , Shooter, RPG, Action genre style categories, which may well influence some of our peripheral selections, ensuring we consider the specifics for the games requirements. Looking at its development the game was built during 2013 and around that period and the devs themselves probably had hardware comparable to some of the latest hardware of that period. In terms of its relative hardware demanding position, it is considered by us as 1 placed game on our most demanding games of today list at least at the moment, although that list shifts regularly. Obviously these points help give us a better picture of what we may want in the build, but they are only supporting us because when we choose, it is the best priced components that will find their way into this build today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Metro: Last Light PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$730.93
Memory
Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$67.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$59.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
EVGA 850W Bq 80+ Bronze
$59.99
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$58.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$104.99
Display
Acer 21.5 inch LED 5ms
$123.73
Keyboard
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$42.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$86.11
Metro: Last Light PC Build Total Price $1,645.68
Rig
99
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $215.12, was previously $1,204.86.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Metro: Last Light PC Build

Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play Metro: Last Light at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the GeForce RTX 2080. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $169.06 during the past two weeks. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $650.99. With a price of $730.93 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

Selecting The Right Metro: Last Light 1080p Motherboard and CPU

GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the Socket AM4 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $199.99 and really works well with the GeForce RTX 2080. A low end price for this CPU would be $56.98, which we saw it priced at on 7th Jul 2020.

And with the motherboard costing $59.99 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. A low price point for this motherboard would be $51.88, which we recorded it at on 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Metro: Last Light At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet Metro: Last Light requirements, with a view to running reliable FPS at Ultra settings leads us to Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz. Today it is one of the best priced RAM options at $67.99 and will certainly support the CPU and GPU well. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is $49.99 on 30th Nov 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Metro: Last Light

With this current build we expect to see a return of 183 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Metro: Last Light. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 200+ FPS for High graphics settings.

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Metro: Last Light
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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Increasing the screen resolution for Metro: Last Light would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 140 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 195 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for Metro: Last Light runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at Battlefield 2042 we see this pc build is likely to get 183FPS on Ultra and 200+FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Dying Light 2 to return 183FPS on Ultra and 200+FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is 183 FPS running at Ultra, and 200+ on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Metro: Last Light

In today’s build we have chosen a higher performing mouse to better match the needs of this type of game. The Cooler Master MM710 is the best priced gaming mouse that meets our requirements.

Metro: Last Light Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Now we take a look at the headsets available for our build, and with a game that comes in under this genre we want to increase the quality of the headset we pick to help us better enjoy the games audible immersion. Sifting through the prices and headsets available today brings us on to the Logitech G635 7.1 gaming headset. A comfortable and well balanced set of cones that are still available for a reasonable price. There are other headset options that we have seen and would recommend, across a variety of price points, so take a look at our list above in the PC build.

An Alternative Metro: Last Light Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is a fan of team Nvidia, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested Nvidia card, the GeForce RTX 2080. It is placed at 0% better performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up Metro: Last Light frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $730.93.