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Asteroids: Outpost is a sandbox survival experience where you play as a deep space miner, who must mine, build, and defend a base, amassing an interstellar fortune. Asteroids: Outpost will revolve around making a base on a giant asteroid. Players will be able to explore it and scavenge for resources and supplies, building fully-customisable bases and forming alliances or waging war with your fellow ‘roidians.
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Asteroids: Outpost 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 1st Dec 2020

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Asteroids: Outpost, where it will meet the demands that a game like this will put on a custom PC. Our view is to answer the question, what PC should I buy that can play Asteroids: Outpost really well, and for the best possible price today? Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS at top end graphics settings, using 1080p monitor resolution. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run Asteroids: Outpost. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

Before getting this build together we need to consider a few background characteristics about the game we are building this PC for. Asteroids: Outpost falls into the Sandbox, Action, Online genre category groupings and would have been finished being developed during 2015 on hardware released around that period of time which may be a factor when we choose the type of hardware as it would need to be comparable in performance to hardware available from around this time. The game is not in our top demanding games lists. While these facts help us put together the best PC for the game we will still be selecting components based on the latest prices for the chosen peripherals and hardware for our build. Choosing today’s best priced items to give us an ideal PC build today for the game.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Asteroids: Outpost PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$159.98
Graphics Card
$175.45
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$53.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$53.16
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
Asteroids: Outpost PC Build Total Price $1,230.45
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2
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Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $336.64, was previously $893.81.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Asteroids: Outpost PC Build

Obviously one of the most important components for this build is the graphics card. We can take a look at the best price to performance hardware right now to help deliver a system that can run Asteroids: Outpost at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $175.45, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Asteroids: Outpost. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 5th Feb 2020 which had it priced at $123.99.

Selecting The Right Asteroids: Outpost 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Ryzen 3 3200G processor that has the Socket AM4 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Asteroids: Outpost and balances nicely with the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB, to help reach the right frame rates at this resolution. We have of course chosen this CPU today because of its price to performance credentials where it is currently priced at $159.98. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $83.59, which was on 17th Jun 2020.

The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard has a cost today of $53.99 that helps find it a place in today’s Asteroids: Outpost build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 25th Jun 2020, this motherboard was priced at a low of $53.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Asteroids: Outpost At The Right Price

The Asteroids: Outpost PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1080p ultra and so the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz which we have found for $32.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. A low price point for this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was spotted on 29th Nov 2019, where we saw it at $30.35.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Asteroids: Outpost

Running a PC build with these hardware components for Asteroids: Outpost we expect to see about a 97 FPS average, with a few low frame rates in some of the more intense scenes. You could up the quality of game graphics to Ultra, which will see the FPS drop to 70 at 1080p.

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Asteroids: Outpost
Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB

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Upping the screen size to 1440p for Asteroids: Outpost using this build would return 74 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 53 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for Asteroids: Outpost runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at Watch Dogs Legion we see this pc build is likely to get 47FPS on Ultra and 65FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect World of Warcraft: Shadowlands to return 20FPS on Ultra and 27FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which is 50 FPS running at Ultra, and 70 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Asteroids: Outpost

Finding a mouse for a game that falls into the Sandbox, Action, Online genre group has given us reason to improve the quality of mouse we are willing to put into this PC build. We have therefore found the Cooler Master MM710 mouse that is today’s best priced, higher performing gamer mouse, and one that can still deliver the gaming quality we are after for Asteroids: Outpost.

Asteroids: Outpost Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, (which falls in the Sandbox, Action, Online genre group) we wanted to make sure the audio solution we go with was up to the task. A game like Asteroids: Outpost 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 Tritton ARK Elite 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 Asteroids: Outpost 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 2050 Ti 4GB, which has a 8% worse 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 $139.99 at the moment.