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Far Cry goes primitive. The latest Far Cry Primal is set in caveman times, 10,000 BC, complete with woolly mammoths, rhinos, bows and spears.
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Far Cry: Primal 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 Far Cry: Primal 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 Far Cry 5. We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate with ultra 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 Far Cry: Primal 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, Sandbox, Stealth 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 2016 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 not featuring on our list of most demanding games of today 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 Far Cry: Primal PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$95.00
Graphics Card
$179.99
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
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
Logitech G635 7.1
$69.99
Far Cry: Primal PC Build Total Price $1,176.68
Rig
5.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $10.00, was previously $1,166.68.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Far Cry: Primal PC Build

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run Far Cry: Primal at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the Radeon RX 580 PowerColor Red Dragon 4GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $56.04 over the last two weeks. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 31st Dec 2019, which had it priced at $139.99. Todays price of $179.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

Selecting The Right Far Cry: Primal 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 Far Cry: Primal build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $95 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $59, which was on 27th May 2020.

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 Far Cry: Primal build. A low recorded price for this motherboard was spotted on 28th Dec 2019 where it was $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Far Cry: Primal At The Right Price

Our PC needs some well placed system memory to support our chosen CPU and GPU selections. As we are looking to achieve the 1080p ultra frame rates the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is currently priced at $32.99, which is among the better priced RAM today. 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 Far Cry: Primal

Our PC build can run Far Cry: Primal at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 103 and we would expect an average of 74 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 580 PowerColor Red Dragon 4GB, Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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PC Build Research Area

Far Cry: Primal
Radeon RX 580 PowerColor Red Dragon 4GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running Far Cry 5 at 1440p would be pulling in about 78 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 56 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this Far Cry 5 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. Assassins Creed: Valhalla will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 35 and a High setting FPS of 52 frames. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War expects Ultra FPS around 47 which will improve to 65 FPS for High settings. Microsoft Flight Simulator is expected to be around 44 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 61 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Far Cry: Primal

We opted for this higher quality gaming mouse, Cooler Master MM710, because it would cater to the Shooter, Sandbox, Stealth genre type that Far Cry: Primal 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.

Far Cry: Primal Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, (which falls in the Shooter, Sandbox, Stealth genre group) we wanted to make sure the audio solution we go with was up to the task. A game like Far Cry: Primal has encouraged us to increase the quality of the headset we choose as it will return a much better experience overall. Looking through the hardware lists available and reviewing today’s prices we felt that the Logitech G635 7.1 headset is the right way to go, delivering some great audio, clear, reliable, while still being the best priced mid range headset. We have a selection list for headsets above if you would like to consider some other options we have seen at a good price today.

An Alternative Far Cry: Primal 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 1650 Super 4GB, which has a 3% worse performance difference, so still similar capabilities. We have chosen it based on its price-performance figure as well, as it is currently priced at $149.99.