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Metro: Last Light 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 26th Aug 2021

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Metro: Last Light, where it will meet the demands that a game like this will put on a custom PC. Our view is to answer the question, what PC should I buy that can play Metro: Last Light really well, and for the best possible price today? Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS with the highest ultra graphics, running 1440p as the native screen size. As new gaming components are released for PC we will continue to review prices here each day and consider swapping in and out better components.

We will be looking across a range of things to help evaluate this best gamer build. We will be looking across the range of best value for money components based on today’s prices. Something that can influence our peripheral selection is that the game is found in the , Shooter, RPG, Action genres, and this can sometimes sway some of the requirements of hardware we choose. Something else to consider is that Metro: Last Light would have been built on PC hardware from 2013 and shortly before this period. All interesting points for sure, but what we are really after is that we want to select components that best fit this game type but will also be today’s best value for money hardware of good enough quality to meet the game’s needs.

Best 1440p Price to Performance Metro: Last Light PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$99.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
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 $989.74
Rig
23
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $293.09, was previously $1,282.83.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Metro: Last Light PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Metro: Last Light at 1440p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the Radeon RX 560 2GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $99.99. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $99.99. And with that in mind the Radeon RX 560 2GB is a great match for Metro: Last Light at 1440p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increase its price by $99.99, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around.

Selecting The Right Metro: Last Light 1440p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Metro: Last Light build. With a Socket AM4 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $199.99 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $56.98, which was on 7th Jul 2020.

And with the motherboard costing $59.99 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. Bottom motherboard prices recorded for this mobo was when we saw it at $51.88, on 18th Feb 2021.

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

The Metro: Last Light PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1440p ultra and so the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz which we have found for $42.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. We looked through our records and saw that the RAM prices on 29th Nov 2019, represented a low price point $30.35. Which gives us an indication of how things sit today with the RAM price

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Metro: Last Light

Now on to the frame rates for our Metro: Last Light running on Radeon RX 560 2GB at 1440p. We should see an average of 72 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 51 FPS.

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At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1440p to 4k. Metro: Last Light running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 30 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 43 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for Metro: Last Light performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1440p. To begin we see that Battlefield 2042 is expected to achieve 51FPS on Ultra and 72FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Dying Light 2 we would find 51FPS on Ultra raising to 72FPS at High. For our last comparison, Grand Theft Auto VI, we would likely achieve 51 FPS on Ultra and 72 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Metro: Last Light

We have chosen a great valued but higher performing mouse today with the Cooler Master MM710 gaming mouse. We felt a better performance mouse would better suit Metro: Last Light because it falls into the , Shooter, RPG, Action genre groupings and would benefit from the extra mouse quality the Cooler Master MM710 delivers.

Metro: Last Light Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

And now we move on to the PC’s audio selection, namely the gaming headset. We were looking to add a higher quality headset with this game’s PC build because it will help us enjoy the sort of game cues this type of game can offer. The headset that offers the best price today is the Logitech G635 7.1, delivering nice clear audio and a comfortable fitting at a good price. Check out the headset list above to see some alternative headsets available today for a good price.

An Alternative Metro: Last Light Graphics Card Option for 1440p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from Nvidia. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 2050 graphics card has a 1% worse performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $149.99.