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The Surge 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 14th Aug 2021

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run The Surge then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince at the highest graphics settings, using 1080p monitor resolution. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run The Surge. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

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 , RPG, 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 2017 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 sat in 1 position in our most demanding games list right now. 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 The Surge PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$239.99
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
The Surge PC Build Total Price $1,024.50
Rig
8.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $230.83, was previously $1,255.33.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p The Surge PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run The Surge in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $239.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $47.68 over the last two weeks. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $229.99.

4GB of VRAM is needed by The Surge. This memory acts as a super fast image storage buffer between GPU and CPU and our selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB comes with 6GB of VRAM. This should be a suitable amount for our PC at this gaming resolution.

Selecting The Right The Surge 1080p Motherboard and CPU

ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the LGA 1151 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $167.87 and really works well with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. A low end price for this CPU would be $119.99, which we saw it priced at on 16th Mar 2020.

With the feature rich ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 priced competitively at $72.99 it is certainly in todays The Surge build for a good reason. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 4th Apr 2020 at $59.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For The Surge 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 price point for this RAM was down to $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on The Surge

Running a PC build with these hardware components for The Surge we expect to see about a 99 FPS average, with a few low frame rates in some of the more intense scenes. You could up the quality of game graphics to Ultra, which will see the FPS drop to 71 at 1080p.

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We expect The Surge 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 76 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for The Surge runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at FIFA 22 we see this pc build is likely to get 71FPS on Ultra and 99FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Far Cry 6 to return 71FPS on Ultra and 99FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Days Gone, which is 71 FPS running at Ultra, and 99 on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative The Surge Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is a fan of team Nvidia, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested AMD card, the Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. It is placed at 7% better performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up The Surge frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $899.98.