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BeamNG.drive is a vehicle simulation game which is being developed and published by the startup company BeamNG for Microsoft Windows. BeamNG.drive features unique soft-body physics.
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BeamNG.drive 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 6th Apr 2020

What is the best PC to buy for BeamNG.drive? 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 BeamNG.drive might put on the gaming PC. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates with ultra graphics settings, running 1080p as the native screen size. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our BeamNG.drive represent good value for money.

Before getting this build together we need to consider a few background characteristics about the game we are building this PC for. BeamNG.drive falls into the Sim 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 BeamNG.drive PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$177.29
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
$62.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$66.10
PSU
EVGA 500W Bq 80+ Bronze
$60.89
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$60.96
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$119.99
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$32.99
Mouse
Redragon M719 Invader
$17.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$49.99
BeamNG.drive PC Build Total Price $959.17
Rig
8.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $4.09, was previously $955.08.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p BeamNG.drive 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 BeamNG.drive at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $164.99, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for BeamNG.drive. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $14.01 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Dec 2019, which had it priced at $159.

We also want the graphics card to have at least 3GB VRAM onboard. The video card in this build has 8 which will act as a good data buffer between the processor and the graphics hardware.

Selecting The Right BeamNG.drive 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. Its the best priced Socket AM4 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $177.29. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz is $119.99 on 28th Nov 2019.

At $54.99 the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s BeamNG.drive PC build. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was priced at $54.99 on 29th Nov 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For BeamNG.drive At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our BeamNG.drive built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz to be well priced at $62.99 and will complement the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB and Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz when we saw it priced at $54.99, on 20th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on BeamNG.drive

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 89 FPS on High settings in BeamNG.drive at 1080p. There may be some lower frame rates in some parts of the game, but we have chosen the components to get some solid frame rates. Increasing the quality in the game to Ultra, will see us still getting an FPS of 64.

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Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

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At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. BeamNG.drive running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 48 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 68 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this BeamNG.drive PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include Black Mesa, Cyberpunk 2077 and Grand Theft Auto VI so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with Black Mesa we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 64 and at High settings an FPS of 89 frames. In comparison Cyberpunk 2077 is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 34, improving to 48 FPS on High settings. Lastly Grand Theft Auto VI will see an Ultra FPS of around 30 which improves to a 42 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative BeamNG.drive 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 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB graphics card has a 4% better performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $219.99.