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Crusader Kings III 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

What is the best PC to buy for Crusader Kings 3? 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 Crusader Kings III might put on the gaming PC. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably with max graphics running, returning the visuals upon a 1080p monitor screen. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

If we are building a PC for a specific game then various game characteristics can be considered to help us put together the right computer. When considering Crusader Kings III we can see that it is in the , Sandbox, Management, Turn-based genre categories. This can influence some of the peripheral selections we make, as we will be wanting to make sure that the components we choose are complementary to the games needs. Something often overlooked is that we know the game itself would be developed during and shortly before 2020. Therefore we can speculate that it would have been built by the developers with hardware that has similar performance capability from that period as well. This title is currently one of the more demanding titles on the site right now, sitting at 1 on our most demanding list of games. With those thoughts helping us select specific hardware to match this title we will now select the best priced hardware today to meet these requirements from our curated gaming hardware lists.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Crusader Kings III PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$164.99
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
Crusader Kings III PC Build Total Price $917.50
Rig
7.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $209.72, was previously $1,127.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Crusader Kings III PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Crusader Kings III at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $164.99. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Dec 2019 where we saw it for $159. And with that in mind the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is a great match for Crusader Kings III at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $14.01 during the past two weeks.

Our PC build has 8GB of onboard card memory to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. At this resolution the game will need at least 4GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right Crusader Kings III 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a well priced motherboard, like the one we are putting in our build today really helps tie things together in terms of performance and opens up other hardware options that become available to us later in the selection. The ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired LGA 1151 cpu. As the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run Crusader Kings III well at this resolution. The Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz is currently priced at a competitive $167.87. You can get this processor for $119.99, which we saw it at that price on 16th Mar 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

Having the competitive price tag of $72.99, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this Crusader Kings III PC build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 4th Apr 2020, this motherboard was priced at a low of $59.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Crusader Kings III At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet Crusader Kings III requirements, with a view to running reliable FPS at Ultra settings leads us to Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. Today it is one of the best priced RAM options at $42.99 and will certainly support the CPU and GPU well. 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 Crusader Kings III

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 89 FPS on High settings in Crusader Kings III 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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If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 1440p then we expect to see around a figure of 48 FPS on Ultra or 68 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this Crusader Kings 3 PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Dying Light 2 will get 64 on Ultra and 89 FPS on High graphics settings with the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. Whereas on Grand Theft Auto VI we see a return of 64 FPS on Ultra and 89 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Resident Evil 8, which is 64 FPS run at Ultra and 89 on High.

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An Alternative Crusader Kings III Graphics Card Option for 1080p

While we have suggested a AMD graphics card for this build you can also consider putting in a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB, which is similar, with a 4% better performance difference, but provides another reasonable alternative graphics option. It is currently priced at $219.99.