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ARK: Survival Evolved 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play ARK: Survival Evolved then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for ARK: Survival Evolved from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best 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 with max graphics running, using 1080p monitor resolution. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

Today we find ARK: Survival Evolved is currently 1 on our list of most demanding games and in our list at 1 of most popular games. It also falls in under the , Sandbox, Online, Action game genre types, which itself can influence some of our choices of hardware today, to make sure we better meet the hardware needs of the game. This sort of information will help us build a fuller picture and better understand what to select when putting our best build PC together for the game. Interestingly, it might be worth thinking about the performance of the hardware that the game was originally built on, which would have been from 2017 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period.

Best 1080p Price to Performance ARK: Survival Evolved PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$175.45
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
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$42.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$86.11
ARK: Survival Evolved PC Build Total Price $1,039.08
Rig
39
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $193.60, was previously $1,232.68.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p ARK: Survival Evolved 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 ARK: Survival Evolved 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 ARK: Survival Evolved. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB is $123.99 on 5th Feb 2020.

Selecting The Right ARK: Survival Evolved 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151. Its the best priced LGA 1151 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $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.

Today the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 competitively costs $72.99, which provides it a place in our build today. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 was priced at $59.99 on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For ARK: Survival Evolved At The Right Price

One of the most important hardware parts of this computer is the system memory or RAM. To make sure our resolution target and frame rates are met we have chosen to put in Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. This is currently priced at $42.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. 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 ARK: Survival Evolved

With this current build we expect to see a return of 57 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in ARK: Survival Evolved. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 80 FPS for High graphics settings.

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ARK: Survival Evolved
Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running ARK: Survival Evolved at 1440p would be pulling in about 61 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 43 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

While we have put a great PC build together for ARK: Survival Evolved it’s important to understand how it handles some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. With this PC build we can expect that the popular game Back 4 Blood will get 57FPS on Ultra settings raising to 80FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Star Citizen returns 57FPS on Ultra and 80FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Dying Light 2 may see 57 FPS running at Ultra, and 80 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For ARK: Survival Evolved

We opted for this higher quality gaming mouse, Cooler Master MM710, because it would cater to the , Sandbox, Online, Action genre type that ARK: Survival Evolved sits in. This is still the best priced mouse we had in our lists today, just a better quality peripheral than we might normally consider.

ARK: Survival Evolved Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

And now on to the game’s audio output. In this build we are looking for higher performing headsets to better match the needs of this type of game. The Logitech G635 7.1 is today’s best priced gaming headset that meets our requirements, while still providing clear audio. If you wish to see some other curated headsets that are providing good value today then check our headset list button above for some other selections.

An Alternative ARK: Survival Evolved Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is interested in going with a AMD card, like the one we have opted for in this build. So you could try going for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 2050 Ti 4GB instead, which comes with a 8% worse performance adjustment when compared to Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $139.99 at the moment.