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Ashes of the Singularity is strategy on an absolutely massive scale, delivering thousands of units fighting in multiple armies across the world, all at the same time. Players fight for control of regions in Ashes of the Singularity, maintaining supply lines using in-depth strategies.
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Ashes of the Singularity 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 25th Sep 2020

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play Ashes of the Singularity on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great Ashes of the Singularity experience. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince with top tier graphics options selected, running 1080p as the native screen size. These prices are are checked multiple times each day and we update the build if other hardware is better value for money, while still meeting our gaming hardware standards.

This title falls in the Strategy 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 2016 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 Ashes of the Singularity PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$71.88
Graphics Card
$179.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
$51.99
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
AITC FZ300 M.2 SSD 512GB
$52.69
HDD
WD 10PURZ Purple Surveillance HDD 1TB
$52.82
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$49.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$48.99
Ashes of the Singularity PC Build Total Price $827.74
Rig
7.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $16.09, was previously $843.83.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Ashes of the Singularity 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 Ashes of the Singularity at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the Radeon RX 580 MSI Gaming X+ 8GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $179.99, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Ashes of the Singularity. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 24th Mar 2020 and it was priced at $123.97.

Ashes of the Singularity needs 4.048GB of VRAM to suitably store adequate amounts of image data during transfer between video card and processor. Our Radeon RX 580 MSI Gaming X+ 8GB graphics card has 8GB which will be suitable for this resolution of gaming.

Selecting The Right Ashes of the Singularity 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor based around the shared LGA 1151 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great Ashes of the Singularity experience, that helps achieve steady frames at this resolution. The chosen cpu has itself been selected because it represents a good fit with the game and the price we found it at when comparing today’s cpu market prices, finding it currently priced at $71.88. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 27th May 2020 where we saw it for $59.

With a price tag today of $49.46, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is certainly in good company, representing a feature rich, cost effective mobo for the Ashes of the Singularity PC. The cheapest motherboard price for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 was recorded as $32.99, which was on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Ashes of the Singularity At The Right Price

To make sure we meet the Ashes of the Singularity system requirements and to help us achieve the required FPS for Ultra at 1080p we have chosen the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz, which is todays best priced system memory. It is priced at $51.99 and compliments the CPU and GPU nicely. To help provide a sense of cost for this RAM, the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz was priced at $50 on 7th Aug 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Ashes of the Singularity

Now on to the frame rates for our Ashes of the Singularity running on Radeon RX 580 MSI Gaming X+ 8GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 83 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 60 FPS.

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Ashes of the Singularity
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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

With the larger screen resolutions always being of interest and something to consider, let’s take a look at how this build could perform. Running a 1440p Ashes of the Singularity we would expect 64 FPS at High and a drop to 45 when run at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for Ashes of the Singularity 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 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is expected to achieve 50FPS on Ultra and 69FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Horizon: Zero Dawn we would find 57FPS on Ultra raising to 79FPS at High. For our last comparison, Marvel's Avengers, we would likely achieve 22 FPS on Ultra and 31 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Ashes of the Singularity

The Strategy genre means that we would be looking for our build’s mouse selection to be of higher quality than normal, so we have chosen the Cooler Master MM710 as the best mouse option based on today’s prices versus gamer quality.

An Alternative Ashes of the Singularity Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is a fan of team AMD, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested Nvidia card, the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix OC 6GB. It is placed at 1% better performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up Ashes of the Singularity frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $209.99.