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Take the role of a lone scientist crash landed on a strange alien world. Forage, build shelters, build vehicles, search for other survivors and more in this sci-fi sandbox bonanza.
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Planet Nomads 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 20th Nov 2020

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Planet Nomads, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Planet Nomads and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates with the highest ultra graphics, while running on 1080p screen res. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

Today we find Planet Nomads is not in our top demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games lists of today. It also falls in under the Action, Adventure, Sandbox game genre types, which itself can influence some of our choices of hardware today, to make sure we better meet the hardware needs of the game. This sort of information will help us build a fuller picture and better understand what to select when putting our best build PC together for the game. Interestingly, it might be worth thinking about the performance of the hardware that the game was originally built on, which would have been from 2017 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Planet Nomads PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.92
Graphics Card
$169.99
Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.68
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$10.87
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Planet Nomads PC Build Total Price $1,132.83
Rig
3.3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $5.55, was previously $1,127.28.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Planet Nomads PC Build

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run Planet Nomads at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increase its price by $169.99, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $169.99. Todays price of $169.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

Selecting The Right Planet Nomads 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151), that can provide us with the cpu LGA 1151 socket type. This is so we can select the Core i5-9400 6-Core 2.9GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $167.92. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Core i5-9400 6-Core 2.9GHz is $146.95 on 4th Aug 2020.This CPU and GPU provide the required Planet Nomads experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

Today the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 competitively costs $49.46, which provides it a place in our build today. A low price point for this motherboard would be $32.99, which we recorded it at on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Planet Nomads At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Planet Nomads built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz to be well priced at $32.99 and will complement the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB and Core i5-9400 6-Core 2.9GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $32.99, and this was on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Planet Nomads

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 95 FPS on High settings in Planet Nomads at 1080p. There may be some lower frame rates in some parts of the game, but we have chosen the components to get some solid frame rates. Increasing the quality in the game to Ultra, will see us still getting an FPS of 68.

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PC Build Research Area

Planet Nomads
GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. Planet Nomads running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 52 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 73 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Planet Nomads PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB and this setup will run on 1080p. Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to return 37 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 52 frames per second on High. Watch Dogs Legion would return 24 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 33 FPS at High settings. With Microsoft Flight Simulator we expect 45 FPS running at Ultra settings and 62 frames on High settings.

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An Alternative Planet Nomads Graphics Card Option for 1080p

As an alternative to the Nvidia manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful AMD Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. It has a 30% better performance difference compared to our selected GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $164.99.