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Dark Souls 3 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run Dark Souls 3 then this list of custom curated components will give you a great jumping off point for your next gaming PC selection. Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game at the highest graphics settings, returning the visuals upon a 1080p monitor screen. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Dark Souls 3 represent good value for money.

This title falls in the , RPG, Action 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 sat on our most demanding games list at 1, making it one of our more demanding titles on the site right now. Also it is one of the more popular titles, placed at 1 on our most popular games of today list. 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 Dark Souls 3 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$189.99
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
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Dark Souls 3 PC Build Total Price $974.50
Rig
75
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $209.72, was previously $1,184.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Dark Souls 3 PC Build

Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play Dark Souls 3 at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $170, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Jan 2020 where we saw it for $173.91. With a price of $189.99 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

Selecting The Right Dark Souls 3 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 GTS Black 8GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run Dark Souls 3 well at this resolution. The Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz is currently priced at a competitive $167.87. A low end price for this CPU would be $119.99, which we saw it priced at on 16th Mar 2020.

The awesome ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 is highly competitive, priced at $72.99, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. The cheapest motherboard price for the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 was recorded as $59.99, which was on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Dark Souls 3 At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Dark Souls 3, the correct RAM selection is obviously important. We are looking for something that is well priced but also capable of meeting the games requirements. The Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is well priced at $42.99 and fits with the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz and Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. The cheapest system memory price for Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was recorded as $30.35, and this was on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Dark Souls 3

Our PC build can run Dark Souls 3 at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 85 and we would expect an average of 61 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB, Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If we are looking for some larger screen resolutions with this computer, then Dark Souls 3 would return 47 FPS on 1440p at Ultra graphics setting. This FPS would improve to 65 FPS average at High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

When buying a gaming PC for a specific game we still expect it to run other popular games. So as a benchmark lets see how well todays best priced PC build can deal with these 3 games at 1080p. Battlefield 2042 should get 61 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 85 frames at High settings. Back 4 Blood can get an Ultra FPS of 61 FPS and increases to 85 FPS for High. Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be around 61 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 85 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative Dark Souls 3 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 2% 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.