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Quake Champions is a new arena shooter from FPS maestros id Software. Coming exclusively to PC, Quake Champions is an online-only game focused on quick reactions and fast-paced gameplay.
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Quake Champions 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 24th Nov 2020

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Quake Champions, 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 Quake Champions really well, and for the best possible price today? With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS with ultra settings selected, returning the visuals upon a 1080p monitor screen. 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 Quake Champions. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. Quake Champions is a title which sits in the Shooter, Online genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2017 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is not currently in our top most demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Quake Champions PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$99.99
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$30.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$49.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$69.99
Quake Champions PC Build Total Price $1,244.83
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2
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Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $19.00, was previously $1,225.83.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Quake Champions PC Build

Our key objective when putting together our next gaming PC is always going to be finding a great price point for the most performance we can. Today’s build we start by looking for the right graphics card, at the right price, that can run Quake Champions at 1080p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1080p. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is $229.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019. Todays price is $239.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $47.68 during the past two weeks.

Our PC build has 6GB of onboard card memory to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. At this resolution the game will need at least 4GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right Quake Champions 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a well priced motherboard, like the one we are putting in our build today really helps tie things together in terms of performance and opens up other hardware options that become available to us later in the selection. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired Socket AM4 cpu. As the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run Quake Champions well at this resolution. The Ryzen 3 3200G is currently priced at a competitive $99.99. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $83.59, which was on 17th Jun 2020.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $54.99 GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 is $53.99 on 25th Jun 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Quake Champions 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 HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz. This is currently priced at $30.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz being sold for a low price of $30.99 on 19th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Quake Champions

Our PC build can run Quake Champions at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 99 and we would expect an average of 71 FPS on Ultra with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, Ryzen 3 3200G combo we have put into this computer.

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PC Build Research Area

Quake Champions
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

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Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 54 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 76 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

While we have put a great PC build together for Quake Champions it’s important to understand how it handles some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. With this PC build we can expect that the popular game Genshin Impact will get 63FPS on Ultra settings raising to 88FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Watch Dogs Legion returns 46FPS on Ultra and 64FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Cyberpunk 2077 may see 63 FPS running at Ultra, and 88 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Quake Champions

Finding a mouse for a game that falls into the Shooter, Online genre group has given us reason to improve the quality of mouse we are willing to put into this PC build. We have therefore found the Cooler Master MM710 mouse that is today’s best priced, higher performing gamer mouse, and one that can still deliver the gaming quality we are after for Quake Champions.

Quake Champions Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

And now we move on to the PC’s audio selection, namely the gaming headset. We were looking to add a higher quality headset with this game’s PC build because it will help us enjoy the sort of game cues this type of game can offer. The headset that offers the best price today is the Logitech G635 7.1, delivering nice clear audio and a comfortable fitting at a good price. Check out the headset list above to see some alternative headsets available today for a good price.

An Alternative Quake Champions Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are wanting a graphics choice from the other team then our suggestion would be the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB video card, currently priced at $564.99. This option has a performance of 7% better when compared to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.