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FIFA 18 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 15th Aug 2021

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run FIFA 18, 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 FIFA 2018 really well, and for the best possible price today? Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS at the highest graphics settings, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. 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.

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 FIFA 18. 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 , Strategy, Sport, Casual 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 FIFA 18 would have been built on PC hardware from around 2017 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 FIFA 18 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$160.49
Graphics Card
$99.99
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
FIFA 18 PC Build Total Price $907.12
Rig
2.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $209.72, was previously $1,116.84.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p FIFA 18 PC Build

Lets not pay over the odds when we put this game’s graphics card in. We want something that can play FIFA 2018 at 1080p ultra graphics options and we want something that has a reasonable price compared to the other graphics options. The Radeon RX 560 2GB has been looking like a good stand in for this games curated PC build, based on the price of $99.99 that we found it marked at today. It will certainly help return suitable FPS, which we will go into a bit later in the article, at ultra 1080p. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 560 2GB is $99.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has increased its price by $99.99 over the past two weeks.

Our graphics card will need 2GB of VRAM built into it to act as a suitable buffer between our video card and chosen CPU. This graphics card has 2GB which will be plenty for this game at this resolution.

Selecting The Right FIFA 18 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 ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired LGA 1151 cpu. As the Radeon RX 560 2GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run FIFA 18 well at this resolution. The Core i3-9100T 4-Core 3.1GHz is currently priced at a competitive $160.49.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 has a cost today of $72.99. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 4th Apr 2020 at $59.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For FIFA 18 At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for FIFA 18, the correct RAM selection is obviously important. We are looking for something that is well priced but also capable of meeting the games requirements. The Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is well priced at $42.99 and fits with the Core i3-9100T 4-Core 3.1GHz and Radeon RX 560 2GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. We looked through our records and saw that the RAM prices on 29th Nov 2019, represented a low price point $30.35. Which gives us an indication of how things sit today with the RAM price

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on FIFA 18

Running a PC build with these hardware components for FIFA 18 we expect to see about a 92 FPS average, with a few low frame rates in some of the more intense scenes. You could up the quality of game graphics to Ultra, which will see the FPS drop to 66 at 1080p.

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FIFA 18
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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Upping the screen size to 1440p for FIFA 2018 using this build would return 70 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 50 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

While we have put a great PC build together for FIFA 18 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 Dying Light 2 will get 66FPS on Ultra settings raising to 92FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Back 4 Blood returns 66FPS on Ultra and 92FPS when lowered to High. Lastly FIFA 22 may see 66 FPS running at Ultra, and 92 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For FIFA 18

We have opted for the Cooler Master MM710 because we feel it is a higher performance gaming mouse that will meet the needs of this title. When looking at a mouse for a game that sits in the , Strategy, Sport, Casual game grouping we often consider paying a little bit more to get a better suited peripheral for the task. We have still chosen the best priced mouse we could find today that meets this need.

An Alternative FIFA 18 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

The Nvidia option for this build would be the 1% worse performance difference GeForce GTX 2050 graphics card and certainly a viable choice for FIFA 18. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $149.99 today.