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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 17th Aug 2021

What is the best PC to buy for Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age? 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 Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age might put on the gaming PC. With the mission objective being a high gaming standard 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 Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age represent good value for money.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is currently 1 ranked on the top demanding games list at the moment. It is also considered a , RPG, Adventure genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2018 and in the period leading up to this. This may be worth considering when understanding the performance requirements a PC for this title might be expected to have. The developers opted to build the game on the Unreal Engine platform. It is currently one of the more popular titles on the site and sat at 1 of our most popular games list. All this background info will help us better choose the components today for this game PC build, but our main factor will of course be price to performance for each component and peripheral we choose below.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$264.00
Graphics Card
$308.14
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
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age PC Build Total Price $1,188.78
Rig
9.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $220.70, was previously $1,409.48.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $308.14 which really helped mark it as a good fit.Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 19th Dec 2019 where we saw it for $297.52. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increase its price by $10.62, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 6 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Core i7-9700F 8-Core 3.0GHz processor that has the LGA 1151 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age and balances nicely with the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, to help reach the right frame rates at this resolution. We have of course chosen this CPU today because of its price to performance credentials where it is currently priced at $264. Our cheapest price recorded for the Core i7-9700F 8-Core 3.0GHz was $209.99, which we spotted on 2nd Dec 2020.

Today the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 competitively costs $72.99, which provides it a place in our build today. This motherboard was priced at $59.99, which we saw on 4th Apr 2020. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, 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 i7-9700F 8-Core 3.0GHz and Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz being sold for a low price of $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

Running a PC build with these hardware components for Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age we expect to see about a 78 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 56 at 1080p.

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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 43 FPS on Ultra or 60 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB and this setup will run on 1080p. Battlefield 2042 is expected to return 56 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 78 frames per second on High. Grand Theft Auto VI would return 56 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 78 FPS at High settings. With Resident Evil 8 we expect 56 FPS running at Ultra settings and 78 frames on High settings.

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An Alternative Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age 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 RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB graphics card has a 5% worse performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $299.99.