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Crucible is a free-to-play team-based action shooter where your gameplay is defined by the choices you make. Pick a hunter and join a match. You’ll need to coordinate with your teammates, take advantage of your hunter's unique upgrades as you level up, and adapt to the ever-changing conditions of battle.
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Crucible 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 8th Jul 2020

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Crucible, 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 Crucible really well, and for the best possible price today? We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate on ultra graphics settings, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Crucible represent good value for money.

When building a PC for a particular type of game we can get a better picture when we consider a few of the game’s specific characteristics. This PC title falls into the following Shooter, Fighting, Online genre grouping categories, which has been considered when selecting out the best priced components for this build, as we want to make sure the game’s specifics are catered for. . Another point of note, often overlooked, is that development would have been carried out on PC hardware from 2020 or during the period leading up to this. So the developers would have certainly been considering getting their game running for hardware that was of similar performance to some of the hardware available during that year. Some games are of course more demanding than others, and this one is not featuring on our list of most demanding games. These points help us paint a picture of the type of PC hardware we are going to put into this computer, we will now be choosing from our curated list of gamer hardware, looking for today’s best value for money parts available on the market today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Crucible PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$71.89
Graphics Card
$229.99
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
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$119.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$71.95
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$49.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Crucible PC Build Total Price $956.16
Rig
7.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $9.50, was previously $946.66.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Crucible 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 Crucible at 1080p 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 GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB. 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 1080p. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $229.99. Todays price is $229.99 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 $50 during the past two weeks.

Crucible needs 4GB of VRAM to suitably store adequate amounts of image data during transfer between video card and processor. Our GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB graphics card has 6GB which will be suitable for this resolution of gaming.

Selecting The Right Crucible 1080p Motherboard and CPU

MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the LGA 1151 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $71.89 and really works well with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $59, which was on 27th May 2020.

The awesome MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 is highly competitive, priced at $49.46, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. Bottom motherboard prices recorded for this mobo was when we saw it at $32.99, on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Crucible At The Right Price

The Crucible PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1080p ultra and so the Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz which we have found for $32.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is $29.49 on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Crucible

Now on to the frame rates for our Crucible running on GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 88 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 63 FPS.

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Crucible
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB

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Increasing the screen resolution for Crucible would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 48 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 67 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Crucible PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB and this setup will run on 1080p. TrackMania Nations Remake is expected to return 200+ FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 200+ frames per second on High. Horizon: Zero Dawn would return 63 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 88 FPS at High settings. With Hyper Scape we expect 71 FPS running at Ultra settings and 99 frames on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Crucible

Selecting the right mouse for a game like Crucible has encouraged us to increase the quality of the mouse we would add to our build. As the game sits in the Shooter, Fighting, Online genre list we felt that the Cooler Master MM710 mouse is today’s best priced but higher performing gaming mouse for this particular computer setup.

Crucible Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, when considering audio options its best to pay a little more and enjoy the sort of sounds a game like this will deliver. The higher quality gaming headset we had in mind is the well priced Tritton ARK Elite 7.1, because it will cater to the Shooter, Fighting, Online genre type that Crucible sits in. While the best priced headset we can see in this category today, there are a few other differently priced options you can take a look at in our curated gaming headset list above. Just press the button above in the PC Build list, next to any of the components

An Alternative Crucible Graphics Card Option for 1080p

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 Crucible. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $509 today.