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Days Gone 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

What is the best PC to buy for Days Gone? 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 Days Gone might put on the gaming PC. Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game at top end graphics settings, using 1440p monitor resolution. 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 Days Gone. 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. Days Gone is a title which sits in the , Action, Adventure 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 2021 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 1 on our most demanding games list and 1 in our list of 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 1440p Price to Performance Days Gone PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$239.99
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Days Gone PC Build Total Price $992.50
Rig
8.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $369.72, was previously $1,362.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Days Gone PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Days Gone in ultra 1440p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $239.99, 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 $47.68, further supporting our selection in this hardware. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $229.99.

Our graphics card will need 6GB of VRAM built into it to act as a suitable buffer between our video card and chosen CPU. This graphics card has 6GB which will be plenty for this game at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Days Gone 1440p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151. Its the best priced LGA 1151 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $167.87. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $119.99, which was on 16th Mar 2020.

The awesome ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 is highly competitive, priced at $72.99, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. The cheapest motherboard price for the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 was recorded as $59.99, which was on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Days Gone At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet Days Gone requirements, with a view to running reliable FPS at Ultra settings leads us to Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. Today it is one of the best priced RAM options at $42.99 and will certainly support the CPU and GPU well. 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 1440p Ultra Settings on Days Gone

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 67 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 48 at 1440p.

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GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Upping the screen size to 4k for Days Gone using this build would return 40 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 28 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Days Gone PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Grand Theft Auto VI, Star Citizen and Battlefield 2042. Starting with Grand Theft Auto VI we can see that at 1440p we are likely to see 48FPS on Ultra and 67FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Star Citizen likely to achieve 48FPS on Ultra and 67FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Battlefield 2042 at Ultra setting we can expect 48 FPS, raising to 67 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Days Gone Graphics Card Option for 1440p

The AMD option for this build would be the 7% better performance difference Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB graphics card and certainly a viable choice for Days Gone. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $899.98 today.