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Mortal Kombat X 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run Mortal Kombat X then this list of custom curated components will give you a great jumping off point for your next gaming PC selection. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS at the highest graphics settings, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. Mortal Kombat X is a title which sits in the , Fighting genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2015 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is 1 on our most demanding games list and 1 in our list of popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Mortal Kombat X PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$99.88
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Mortal Kombat X PC Build Total Price $852.39
Rig
14
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $221.83, was previously $1,074.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Mortal Kombat X PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on Mortal Kombat X at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the Radeon RX 550X 4GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $99.88 which really helped mark it as a good fit. Exploring the price trends for this card shows us it has increased its price by $99.88 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card.

Selecting The Right Mortal Kombat X 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151. Its the best priced LGA 1151 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the Radeon RX 550X 4GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $167.87. Our cheapest price recorded for the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz was $119.99, which we spotted on 16th Mar 2020.

And with the motherboard costing $72.99 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 4th Apr 2020, this motherboard was priced at a low of $59.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Mortal Kombat X At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Mortal Kombat X, the correct RAM selection is obviously important. We are looking for something that is well priced but also capable of meeting the games requirements. The Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is well priced at $42.99 and fits with the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz and Radeon RX 550X 4GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. Our RAM recorded prices put this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz price at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Mortal Kombat X

Our PC build can run Mortal Kombat X at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 78 and we would expect an average of 56 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 550X 4GB, Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Upping the screen size to 1440p for Mortal Kombat X using this build would return 60 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 43 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Mortal Kombat X PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the Radeon RX 550X 4GB and this setup will run on 1080p. Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to return 56 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 78 frames per second on High. Far Cry 6 would return 56 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 78 FPS at High settings. With Star Citizen we expect 56 FPS running at Ultra settings and 78 frames on High settings.

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An Alternative Mortal Kombat X 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 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, which has a 118% 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 $239.99 at the moment.