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Forza Horizon 3 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet Forza Horizon 3 recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for Forza Horizon 3. We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate with ultra graphics settings, using 1080p monitor resolution. Every day we run through our carefully chosen gaming hardware and cherry pick today’s lowest priced hardware components to help us achieve this optimum PC build list.

Before getting this build together we need to consider a few background characteristics about the game we are building this PC for. Forza Horizon 3 falls into the , Online, Racing genre category groupings and would have been finished being developed during 2016 on hardware released around that period of time which may be a factor when we choose the type of hardware as it would need to be comparable in performance to hardware available from around this time. The game is currently one of the more demanding titles we have on the site, and is found on our most demanding list at the 1 spot. While these facts help us put together the best PC for the game we will still be selecting components based on the latest prices for the chosen peripherals and hardware for our build. Choosing today’s best priced items to give us an ideal PC build today for the game.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Forza Horizon 3 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$185.99
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$59.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
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
Forza Horizon 3 PC Build Total Price $1,115.74
Rig
8.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $230.13, was previously $1,345.87.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Forza Horizon 3 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 Forza Horizon 3 at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $239.99, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Forza Horizon 3. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $47.68 during the past 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.

Selecting The Right Forza Horizon 3 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4), that can provide us with the cpu Socket AM4 socket type. This is so we can select the Ryzen 5 2600 that has the best price to performance position today, at $185.99. A low end price for this CPU would be $59.9, which we saw it priced at on 7th Jul 2020.This CPU and GPU provide the required Forza Horizon 3 experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

The awesome GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 is highly competitive, priced at $59.99, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. The cheapest motherboard price for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was recorded as $51.88, which was on 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Forza Horizon 3 At The Right Price

The Forza Horizon 3 PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1080p ultra and so the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz which we have found for $42.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. 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 Forza Horizon 3

With this current build we expect to see a return of 63 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Forza Horizon 3. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 88 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Forza Horizon 3
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

We expect Forza Horizon 3 would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 48 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 67 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this Forza Horizon 3 PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include Battlefield 2042, Forza Horizon 5 and Days Gone so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with Battlefield 2042 we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 63 and at High settings an FPS of 88 frames. In comparison Forza Horizon 5 is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 63, improving to 88 FPS on High settings. Lastly Days Gone will see an Ultra FPS of around 63 which improves to a 88 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Forza Horizon 3

We opted for this higher quality gaming mouse, Cooler Master MM710, because it would cater to the , Online, Racing genre type that Forza Horizon 3 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.

Forza Horizon 3 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

The Forza Horizon 3 is a , Online, Racing genre game and so keeping that in mind we have chosen to improve the quality of headset that we are looking at adding to this build. In light of that the clear sounds quality and improved experience offered by the Logitech G635 7.1 got our attention and today it is the best priced in its category as well. There are other options, some cheaper, that you can see by clicking our Headset selection list button above, in the build table.

An Alternative Forza Horizon 3 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative AMD PC build. It has a 7% better performance variation to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $899.98.