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Battlefield: Hardline 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 1st Dec 2020

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run Battlefield: Hardline then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably on ultra graphics settings, along with a 1080p monitor resolution. Every day we run through our carefully chosen gaming hardware and cherry pick today’s lowest priced hardware components to help us achieve this optimum PC build list.

If we are building a PC for a specific game then various game characteristics can be considered to help us put together the right computer. When considering Battlefield: Hardline we can see that it is in the Shooter, 1st Person genre categories. This can influence some of the peripheral selections we make, as we will be wanting to make sure that the components we choose are complementary to the games needs. Something often overlooked is that we know the game itself would be developed during and shortly before 2015. Therefore we can speculate that it would have been built by the developers with hardware that has similar performance capability from that period as well. This title is currently not featuring on our list of most demanding games. With those thoughts helping us select specific hardware to match this title we will now select the best priced hardware today to meet these requirements from our curated gaming hardware lists.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Battlefield: Hardline PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$160.49
Graphics Card
$99.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.60
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$39.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Battlefield: Hardline PC Build Total Price $1,151.41
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This PC build has recently gone up in price by $10.00, was previously $1,141.41.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Battlefield: Hardline PC Build

Not wanting to pay over the odds for hardware we dont actually need, is a gamers primary objective when building their next PC. But obviously in this specific PC build we want to ensure enough we choose something with enough performance capability to run Battlefield: Hardline at 1080p ultra graphics options. We have taken a look at a whole bunch of graphics card prices today and compared them to the hardware’s gaming performance and our choice for this game is the Radeon RX 560 2GB. We will get into its expected FPS for this game a bit later in the article, but for now we know it will deliver reliable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it priced at $99.99. Todays price is $99.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. Exploring the price trends for this card shows us it has increased its price by $99.99 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 3 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right Battlefield: Hardline 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the LGA 1151 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. The Core i3-9100T 4-Core 3.1GHz processor will then fit in and accompany our Radeon RX 560 2GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $160.49.

The MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard has a cost today of $49.46 that helps find it a place in today’s Battlefield: Hardline build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 28th Dec 2019, this motherboard was priced at a low of $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Battlefield: Hardline At The Right Price

To make sure we meet the Battlefield: Hardline 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 $32.99 and compliments the CPU and GPU nicely. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz when we saw it priced at $30.35, on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Battlefield: Hardline

With this current build we expect to see a return of 66 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Battlefield: Hardline. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 92 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Battlefield: Hardline
Radeon RX 560 2GB

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We expect Battlefield: Hardline would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 50 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 70 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this Battlefield: Hardline 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. FIFA 21 will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 106 and a High setting FPS of 145 frames. Grand Theft Auto VI expects Ultra FPS around 0 which will improve to 0 FPS for High settings. Horizon: Zero Dawn is expected to be around 27 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 38 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Battlefield: Hardline

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.

Battlefield: Hardline Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

The Battlefield: Hardline is a Shooter, 1st Person genre game and so keeping that in mind we have chosen to improve the quality of headset that we are looking at adding to this build. In light of that the clear sounds quality and improved experience offered by the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 got our attention and today it is the best priced in its category as well. There are other options, some cheaper, that you can see by clicking our Headset selection list button above, in the build table.

An Alternative Battlefield: Hardline Graphics Card Option for 1080p

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.