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Prey (2017) 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 15th Aug 2021

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run Prey (2017) then this list of custom curated components will give you a great jumping off point for your next gaming PC selection. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run at top end graphics settings, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Prey (2017) represent good value for money.

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 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 2017 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 Prey (2017) PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$157.50
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151
$72.99
Case
Fractal Design Focus G Mid Tower White Side Window ATX
$42.99
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
Prey (2017) PC Build Total Price $1,018.25
Rig
7.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $213.60, was previously $1,231.85.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Prey (2017) PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Prey (2017) at 1080p 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 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $164.99. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Dec 2019 and it was priced at $159. And with that in mind the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is a great match for Prey (2017) at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $14.01, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game.

Prey (2017) needs 4GB of VRAM to suitably store adequate amounts of image data during transfer between video card and processor. Our Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB graphics card has 8GB which will be suitable for this resolution of gaming.

Selecting The Right Prey (2017) 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor based around the shared LGA 1151 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great Prey (2017) experience, that helps achieve steady frames at this resolution. The chosen cpu has itself been selected because it represents a good fit with the game and the price we found it at when comparing today’s cpu market prices, finding it currently priced at $157.5. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 27th May 2020 where we saw it for $59.

Having the competitive price tag of $72.99, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this Prey (2017) PC build. The cheapest motherboard price for the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 was recorded as $59.99, which was on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Prey (2017) At The Right Price

To make sure we meet the Prey (2017) system requirements and to help us achieve the required FPS for Ultra at 1080p we have chosen the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz, which is todays best priced system memory. It is priced at $42.99 and compliments the CPU and GPU nicely. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Prey (2017)

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 89 FPS on High settings in Prey (2017) at 1080p. There may be some lower frame rates in some parts of the game, but we have chosen the components to get some solid frame rates. Increasing the quality in the game to Ultra, will see us still getting an FPS of 64.

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Increasing the screen resolution for Prey (2017) would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 48 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 68 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this Prey (2017) PC we will still want it to do ok when running other popular games. So to give us an idea about our builds performance lets see how it deals these 3 popular games at 1080p. Dying Light 2 will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 64 and a High setting FPS of 89 frames. Forza Horizon 5 expects Ultra FPS around 64 which will improve to 89 FPS for High settings. Resident Evil 8 is expected to be around 64 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 89 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Prey (2017)

We opted for this higher quality gaming mouse, Cooler Master MM710, because it would cater to the , Shooter, RPG genre type that Prey (2017) sits in. This is still the best priced mouse we had in our lists today, just a better quality peripheral than we might normally consider.

Prey (2017) Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, when considering audio options its best to pay a little more and enjoy the sort of sounds a game like this will deliver. The higher quality gaming headset we had in mind is the well priced Logitech G635 7.1, because it will cater to the , Shooter, RPG genre type that Prey (2017) sits in. While the best priced headset we can see in this category today, there are a few other differently priced options you can take a look at in our curated gaming headset list above. Just press the button above in the PC Build list, next to any of the components

An Alternative Prey (2017) Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Perhaps you are after a Nvidia graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB, which has a 4% better performance variation, but is still a suitable video card choice for this game. We have also considered the best value for performance based on today’s prices, with it costing $219.99 at the moment.