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Grand Theft Auto VI 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run GTA 6 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 Grand Theft Auto VI We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate with max graphics running, getting its visuals from a 1440p resolution monitor screen. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Grand Theft Auto VI represent good value for money.

We will be looking across a range of things to help evaluate this best gamer build. We will be looking across the range of best value for money components based on today’s prices. Something that can influence our peripheral selection is that the game is found in the , Sandbox, Action, Sim genres, and this can sometimes sway some of the requirements of hardware we choose. Something else to consider is that Grand Theft Auto VI would have been built on PC hardware from 2024 and shortly before this period. All interesting points for sure, but what we are really after is that we want to select components that best fit this game type but will also be today’s best value for money hardware of good enough quality to meet the game’s needs.

Best 1440p 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 $2,863.25, was previously $4,171.87.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Grand Theft Auto VI PC Build

Not wanting to pay over the odds for hardware we dont actually need, is a gamers primary objective when building their next PC. But obviously in this specific PC build we want to ensure enough we choose something with enough performance capability to run Grand Theft Auto VI at 1440p ultra graphics options. We have taken a look at a whole bunch of graphics card prices today and compared them to the hardware’s gaming performance and our choice for this game is the GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB. We will get into its expected FPS for this game a bit later in the article, but for now we know it will deliver reliable frame rates at ultra 1440p. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 18th Feb 2020 which had it priced at $529.99. Todays price is $529.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $99.96 over the last two weeks.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 8 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right Grand Theft Auto VI 1440p 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 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $199.99. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz is $56.98 on 7th Jul 2020.This CPU and GPU provide the required Grand Theft Auto VI experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1440p resolution.

Today the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 competitively costs $59.99, which provides it a place in our build today. 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. A low price point for this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was spotted on 29th Nov 2019, where we saw it at $30.35.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Grand Theft Auto VI

Running a PC build with these hardware components for Grand Theft Auto VI we expect to see about a 67 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 48 at 1440p.

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Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 4k then we expect to see around a figure of 28 FPS on Ultra or 40 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this GTA 6 PC we will still want it to do ok when running other popular games. So to give us an idea about our builds performance lets see how it deals these 3 popular games at 1440p. Days Gone will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 48 and a High setting FPS of 67 frames. Battlefield 2042 expects Ultra FPS around 48 which will improve to 67 FPS for High settings. Back 4 Blood is expected to be around 48 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 67 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative Grand Theft Auto VI Graphics Card Option for 1440p

Perhaps you are after a AMD graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB, which has a 8% worse performance variation, but is still a suitable video card choice for this game. We have also considered the best value for performance based on today’s prices, with it costing $397.99 at the moment.