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Wasteland 3 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 17th Aug 2021

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Wasteland 3, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Wasteland 3 and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate with ultra settings selected, while running on 1080p screen res. 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 Wasteland 3. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

Getting our best PC build together today we consider some of the characteristics of this game, which will help us better select the right hardware components for Wasteland 3. First and foremost we will be looking at value for money, hunting through our curated list of gaming hardware and then cherry picking the best priced items available today. As this game falls into the , Sandbox, Strategy, RPG genre category, this can certainly influence some of the hardware selection below, especially some of the peripherals we select out, to make sure they might the games key specialities. Something else we can consider is that Wasteland 3 would have been built on PC hardware from around 2020 or leading up to that period, by the developers. So it is usually fairly safe to consider hardware from that period as suitable.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Wasteland 3 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$200.00
Graphics Card
$164.99
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
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$42.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Wasteland 3 PC Build Total Price $1,011.63
Rig
7.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $229.72, was previously $1,241.35.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Wasteland 3 PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Wasteland 3 at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $164.99. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Dec 2019 where we saw it for $159. And with that in mind the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is a great match for Wasteland 3 at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $14.01 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

Selecting The Right Wasteland 3 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the LGA 1151 socket type is the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $200. A low end price for this CPU would be $161.03, which we saw it priced at on 1st Dec 2020.

The ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard has a cost today of $72.99 that helps find it a place in today’s Wasteland 3 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 Wasteland 3 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 Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. This is currently priced at $42.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. A price point for this RAM was down to $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Wasteland 3

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Wasteland 3 at around 64 average frames per second, on 1080p screen resolution. This should be achieved on ultra graphics settings. If you turn a few graphics options down we expect around 89 FPS at high graphics.

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Wasteland 3
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 1440p then we expect to see around a figure of 48 FPS on Ultra or 68 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for Wasteland 3 runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at Resident Evil 8 we see this pc build is likely to get 64FPS on Ultra and 89FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Star Citizen to return 64FPS on Ultra and 89FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Dying Light 2, which is 64 FPS running at Ultra, and 89 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Wasteland 3

Finding a mouse for a game that falls into the , Sandbox, Strategy, RPG 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 Wasteland 3.

An Alternative Wasteland 3 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from Nvidia. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB graphics card has a 4% better performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $219.99.