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Gears of War 4 is an upcoming third-person shooter video game developed by The Coalition and published by Microsoft Studios for Xbox One and Windows.
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Gears of War 4 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 25th Mar 2020

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Gears of War 4 on Ultra. This is what we will be looking to explore and maintain in our review page here today. So we are finding the best priced peripherals and hardware for a new PC build that can run Gears of War 4 In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably at top end graphics settings, while running on 1080p screen res. Todays prices will be checked every few hours to make sure only the best hardware at the best prices will be displayed for this build.

When building a PC for a particular type of game we can get a better picture when we consider a few of the game’s specific characteristics. This PC title falls into the following Shooter, Action genre grouping categories, which has been considered when selecting out the best priced components for this build, as we want to make sure the game’s specifics are catered for. . Another point of note, often overlooked, is that development would have been carried out on PC hardware from 2016 or during the period leading up to this. So the developers would have certainly been considering getting their game running for hardware that was of similar performance to some of the hardware available during that year. Some games are of course more demanding than others, and this one is not featuring on our list of most demanding games. These points help us paint a picture of the type of PC hardware we are going to put into this computer, we will now be choosing from our curated list of gamer hardware, looking for today’s best value for money parts available on the market today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Gears of War 4 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$124.99
Graphics Card
$229.99
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
$57.43
PSU
Corsair VS Series 450W 80+ White
$48.99
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$119.99
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$82.68
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$59.99
Mouse
Logitech G502 SE Hero
$34.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Gears of War 4 PC Build Total Price $1,007.01
Rig
9.1
Score
Future 1 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $11.43, was previously $1,018.44.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Gears of War 4 PC Build

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run Gears of War 4 at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $229.99. Todays price of $229.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 4 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right Gears of War 4 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 GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired Socket AM4 cpu. As the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run Gears of War 4 well at this resolution. The Ryzen 5 2600 is currently priced at a competitive $124.99. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $114.97, which was on 10th Feb 2020.

With the feature rich GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 priced competitively at $54.99 it is certainly in todays Gears of War 4 build for a good reason. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $54.99, which was recorded at 29th Nov 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Gears of War 4 At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Gears of War 4, 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 Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz is well priced at $62.99 and fits with the Ryzen 5 2600 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz being sold for a low price of $54.99 on 20th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Gears of War 4

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 71 FPS in Gears of War 4 at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 99 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Gears of War 4
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We expect Gears of War 4 would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 54 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 75 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this Gears of War 4 PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Doom Eternal and Resident Evil 3 Remake so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with Halo: The Master Chief Collection we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 54 and at High settings an FPS of 76 frames. In comparison Doom Eternal is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 130, improving to 182 FPS on High settings. Lastly Resident Evil 3 Remake will see an Ultra FPS of around 69 which improves to a 96 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Gears of War 4

We opted for this higher quality gaming mouse, Logitech G502 SE Hero, because it would cater to the Shooter, Action genre type that Gears of War 4 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.

Gears of War 4 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, when considering audio options its best to pay a little more and enjoy the sort of sounds a game like this will deliver. The higher quality gaming headset we had in mind is the well priced Tritton ARK Elite 7.1, because it will cater to the Shooter, Action genre type that Gears of War 4 sits in. While the best priced headset we can see in this category today, there are a few other differently priced options you can take a look at in our curated gaming headset list above. Just press the button above in the PC Build list, next to any of the components

An Alternative Gears of War 4 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is interested in going with a Nvidia card, like the one we have opted for in this build. So you could try going for the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB instead, which comes with a 7% better performance adjustment when compared to GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $267.97 at the moment.