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Ancient Space is a story-driven real time strategy game from CreativeForge Games. Focusing on choice and narrative, Ancient Space puts players in command of their scientific mission fleet in a far flung corner of the universe. Charting what lies beyond in the unknown, Ancient Space promises a rich and compelling story as the player must overcome overwhelming odds to explore new frontiers. Players must build, maintain, upgrade, and command a host of ships in tactical battles against aliens pirates and more in Ancient Space.
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Ancient Space 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 29th Oct 2020

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Ancient Space then that is exactly what we will be doing in this review. Our challenge is in choosing the right priced PC items to get together an optimum build, which can meet the needs of Ancient Space. Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game with max graphics running, returning the visuals upon a 1080p monitor screen. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for Ancient Space listed on the page.

This title falls in the Strategy, Management genre category, which itself can influence the type of hardware we might consider for this build. Something we sometimes dont consider is that the game would be developed in 2014 and therefore on hardware from around that period of time. We can also assume that hardware from around that period would be part of the targeted hardware, in terms of performance, by the developers, as they provide graphical options for the hardware capabilities available. It is currently not on our list of most demanding games. Also it is falling outside of our most popular games list at the moment. With this info in hand to help guide our hardware build choices we will now select today’s best priced components that meet these game characteristics.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Ancient Space PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$160.49
Graphics Card
$99.88
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
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.36
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
$44.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$47.03
Ancient Space PC Build Total Price $1,139.10
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0.1
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Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $17.43, was previously $1,121.67.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Ancient Space PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Ancient Space in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the Radeon RX 550X 4GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $99.88, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. 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 Ancient Space 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Ancient Space build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i3-9100T 4-Core 3.1GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $160.49 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build.

Today the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 competitively costs $49.46, which provides it a place in our build today. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $32.99, which was recorded at 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Ancient Space At The Right Price

Our Ancient Space built PC needs some solid performing RAM to enable us to meet the game’s system requirement expectations and achieve the desired FPS at ultra 1080p. The Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is capable of meeting those needs, while complementing the Core i3-9100T 4-Core 3.1GHz and Radeon RX 550X 4GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $32.99. 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 Ancient Space

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 88 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 63 at 1080p.

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Ancient Space
Radeon RX 550X 4GB

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We expect Ancient Space would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 48 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 67 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for Ancient Space performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. To begin we see that Genshin Impact is expected to achieve 12FPS on Ultra and 16FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Marvel's Avengers we would find 18FPS on Ultra raising to 25FPS at High. For our last comparison, Assassins Creed: Valhalla, we would likely achieve 14 FPS on Ultra and 21 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Ancient Space

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 Ancient Space because it falls into the Strategy, Management genre groupings and would benefit from the extra mouse quality the Cooler Master MM710 delivers.

An Alternative Ancient Space Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are looking for a graphics card from Nvidia instead of the one we have selected in this build then you could try GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, which has a 118% better performance difference, so still similar capabilities. We have chosen it based on its price-performance figure as well, as it is currently priced at $239.99.