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In Metro Exodus, Artyom and a band of survivors must flee the shattered ruins of the Moscow Metro and embark on an epic, continent-spanning journey across the post-apocalyptic Russian wilderness. Explore vast, non-linear levels, lose yourself in an immersive, sandbox survival experience, and follow a thrilling story-line that spans an entire year in the greatest Metro adventure yet.
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Metro: Exodus 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 30th Sep 2020

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play Metro: 2035 on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great Metro: Exodus experience. We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate on the best graphics possible, and a 1080p screen 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 Metro: Exodus. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

Let’s consider some of the interesting characteristics about this game, to help us build something that matches the sort of game we are considering to build a PC for. As we know it comes under the Action, Shooter, 1st Person genre style categories, which may well influence some of our peripheral selections, ensuring we consider the specifics for the games requirements. Looking at its development the game was built during 2019 and around that period and the devs themselves probably had hardware comparable to some of the latest hardware of that period. In terms of its relative hardware demanding position, it is considered by us as not featuring on our list of most demanding games of today at least at the moment, although that list shifts regularly. Obviously these points help give us a better picture of what we may want in the build, but they are only supporting us because when we choose, it is the best priced components that will find their way into this build today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Metro: Exodus PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$308.14
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
$51.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 TG Side Window mATX
$65.43
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$57.99
HDD
WD 10PURZ Purple Surveillance HDD 1TB
$52.82
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Logitech G502 SE Hero
$49.90
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Metro: Exodus PC Build Total Price $1,131.18
Rig
9.9
Score
Future 2 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $0.09, was previously $1,131.27.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Metro: Exodus PC Build

Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play Metro: Exodus at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Exploring the price trends for this card shows us it has increased its price by $10.62 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is $297.52 recorded at 19th Dec 2019. With a price of $308.14 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

When choosing the right video card for this build, you need to make sure you have a graphics card with 8GB of VRAM or more. This memory is used by the card to store image data when moving it from the video card to the CPU. Our chosen build’s card has 8GB, which will be a suitable amount for this resolution.

Selecting The Right Metro: Exodus 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Getting the motherboard selection right in this build helps us go on to choose a compatible cpu. With a good price today we find the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 with its Socket AM4 socket enables us to select the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz, which is priced right now at $199.99. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz is $56.98 on 7th Jul 2020.Now we have a great pairing in this rig allowing the CPU and GPU to work well together to get a solid Metro: Exodus experience for the best price point at 1080p.

Today the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 competitively costs $54.99, which provides it a place in our build today. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 25th Jun 2020 at $53.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Metro: Exodus At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Metro: Exodus, 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 Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz is well priced at $51.99 and fits with the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz and Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. The cheapest system memory price for Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz was recorded as $50, and this was on 7th Aug 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Metro: Exodus

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Metro: Exodus at around 63 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 88 FPS at high graphics.

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PC Build Research Area

Metro: Exodus
Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Upping the screen size to 1440p for Metro: 2035 using this build would return 74 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 53 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this Metro: 2035 PC we will still want it to do ok when running other popular games. So to give us an idea about our builds performance lets see how it deals these 3 popular games at 1080p. Serious Sam 4 will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 52 and a High setting FPS of 72 frames. Valorant expects Ultra FPS around 200+ which will improve to 200+ FPS for High settings. Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be around 50 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 70 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Metro: Exodus

We opted for this higher quality gaming mouse, Logitech G502 SE Hero, because it would cater to the Action, Shooter, 1st Person genre type that Metro: Exodus sits in. This is still the best priced mouse we had in our lists today, just a better quality peripheral than we might normally consider.

Metro: Exodus Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

The Metro: Exodus is a Action, Shooter, 1st Person genre game and so keeping that in mind we have chosen to improve the quality of headset that we are looking at adding to this build. In light of that the clear sounds quality and improved experience offered by the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 got our attention and today it is the best priced in its category as well. There are other options, some cheaper, that you can see by clicking our Headset selection list button above, in the build table.

An Alternative Metro: Exodus Graphics Card Option for 1080p

As an alternative to the AMD manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB. It has a 5% worse performance difference compared to our selected Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $299.99.