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American Truck Simulator 2015 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 15th Aug 2021

What is the best PC to buy for American Truck Simulator 2015? This is where our curated PC build coverage today will find us listing out today’s best priced computer hardware and peripherals to meet the demands that a game like American Truck Simulator 2015 might put on the gaming PC. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably at the highest graphics settings, running 1080p as the native screen size. We visit this page every day to check on the prices and selected components we have added for this PC build. Naturally as new better hardware is found we will be adding and swapping to optimise this list with a view to giving us all a good jumping off point regarding expected build quality and pricing levels for our new American Truck Simulator 2015 build.

We will be looking across a range of things to help evaluate this best gamer build. We will be looking across the range of best value for money components based on today’s prices. Something that can influence our peripheral selection is that the game is found in the , Sim, Arcade genres, and this can sometimes sway some of the requirements of hardware we choose. Something else to consider is that American Truck Simulator 2015 would have been built on PC hardware from 2016 and shortly before this period. All interesting points for sure, but what we are really after is that we want to select components that best fit this game type but will also be today’s best value for money hardware of good enough quality to meet the game’s needs.

Best 1080p Price to Performance American Truck Simulator 2015 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$160.49
Graphics Card
$99.99
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
American Truck Simulator 2015 PC Build Total Price $845.12
Rig
2.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $209.72, was previously $1,054.84.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p American Truck Simulator 2015 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 American Truck Simulator 2015 at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the Radeon RX 560 2GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increase its price by $99.99, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $99.99. Todays price of $99.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

2GB of VRAM is needed by American Truck Simulator 2015. This memory acts as a super fast image storage buffer between GPU and CPU and our selected Radeon RX 560 2GB comes with 2GB of VRAM. This should be a suitable amount for our PC at this gaming resolution.

Selecting The Right American Truck Simulator 2015 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the LGA 1151 socket type is the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Core i3-9100T 4-Core 3.1GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $160.49.

The awesome ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 is highly competitive, priced at $72.99, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $59.99, which was recorded at 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For American Truck Simulator 2015 At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this American Truck Simulator 2015 build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. It is currently priced at $42.99. While among the best priced system memory for this build it will still provide us with the ability to reach our desired FPS for the 1080p ultra setting, that we have been focusing on with this PC. We looked through our records and saw that the RAM prices on 29th Nov 2019, represented a low price point $30.35. Which gives us an indication of how things sit today with the RAM price

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on American Truck Simulator 2015

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 62 FPS in American Truck Simulator 2015 at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 86 FPS for High graphics settings.

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American Truck Simulator 2015
Radeon RX 560 2GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 47 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 66 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this American Truck Simulator 2015 PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Back 4 Blood will get 62 on Ultra and 86 FPS on High graphics settings with the Radeon RX 560 2GB. Whereas on Days Gone we see a return of 62 FPS on Ultra and 86 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Resident Evil 8, which is 62 FPS run at Ultra and 86 on High.

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An Alternative American Truck Simulator 2015 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.