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Grand Theft Auto VI 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Grand Theft Auto VI, where it will meet the demands that a game like this will put on a custom PC. Our view is to answer the question, what PC should I buy that can play GTA 6 really well, and for the best possible price today? In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably on the best graphics possible, delivered via a 1080p screen 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.

If we are building a PC for a specific game then various game characteristics can be considered to help us put together the right computer. When considering Grand Theft Auto VI we can see that it is in the , Sandbox, Action, Sim genre categories. This can influence some of the peripheral selections we make, as we will be wanting to make sure that the components we choose are complementary to the games needs. Something often overlooked is that we know the game itself would be developed during and shortly before 2024. Therefore we can speculate that it would have been built by the developers with hardware that has similar performance capability from that period as well. This title is currently one of the more demanding titles on the site right now, sitting at 1 on our most demanding list of games. With those thoughts helping us select specific hardware to match this title we will now select the best priced hardware today to meet these requirements from our curated gaming hardware lists.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Grand Theft Auto VI PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$529.99
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Grand Theft Auto VI PC Build Total Price $1,308.62
Rig
9.9
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $246.25, was previously $1,554.87.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Grand Theft Auto VI PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Grand Theft Auto VI in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $529.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $99.96, further supporting our selection in this hardware. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 18th Feb 2020 and it was priced at $529.99.

We were looking to get a video card with at least 8GB of VRAM available onboard it, which acts an image data buffer between our video card and CPU. The GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB has 8GB, which is suitable at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Grand Theft Auto VI 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz processor that has the Socket AM4 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Grand Theft Auto VI and balances nicely with the GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 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 $199.99. Looking through our price records we noticed that this processor was seen on 7th Jul 2020 priced at $56.98.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 has a cost today of $59.99. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 is $51.88 on 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Grand Theft Auto VI At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Grand Theft Auto VI PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $42.99, which is a cheap price for this amount of RAM. There are of course other options and configurations of system memory you might like to consider in your build. Our RAM recorded prices put this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz price at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Grand Theft Auto VI

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 88 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 63 at 1080p.

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Grand Theft Auto VI
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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If we are looking for some larger screen resolutions with this computer, then GTA 6 would return 48 FPS on 1440p at Ultra graphics setting. This FPS would improve to 67 FPS average at High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Grand Theft Auto VI PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB and this setup will run on 1080p. Days Gone is expected to return 63 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 88 frames per second on High. Battlefield 2042 would return 63 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 88 FPS at High settings. With Back 4 Blood we expect 63 FPS running at Ultra settings and 88 frames on High settings.

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An Alternative Grand Theft Auto VI 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 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB instead, which comes with a 8% worse performance adjustment when compared to GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $397.99 at the moment.