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Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition contains the original Dark Souls III and the two expansions - Ashes of Ariandel and The Ringed City. Dark Souls III provides another near impossible challenge to RPG players as they attempt to defeat magical bosses and hordes of evil in a dark and terrifying journey into the abyss.
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Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 27th Sep 2020

What is the best PC to buy for Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition? This is where our curated PC build coverage today will find us listing out today’s best priced computer hardware and peripherals to meet the demands that a game like Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition might put on the gaming PC. Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game with ultra settings selected, while running on 1080p screen res. We visit this page every day to check on the prices and selected components we have added for this PC build. Naturally as new better hardware is found we will be adding and swapping to optimise this list with a view to giving us all a good jumping off point regarding expected build quality and pricing levels for our new Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition build.

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 RPG, Action 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 2017 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 Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$95.00
Graphics Card
$189.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$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
$59.36
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$16.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$47.14
Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition PC Build Total Price $1,135.83
Rig
6.9
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $376.12, was previously $759.71.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition 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 Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition 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 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $170, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Jan 2020 where we saw it for $173.91. With a price of $189.99 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

We were looking to get a video card with at least 2GB of VRAM available onboard it, which acts an image data buffer between our video card and CPU. The Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB has 8GB, which is suitable at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition 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 MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired LGA 1151 cpu. As the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition well at this resolution. The Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz is currently priced at a competitive $95. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 27th May 2020 where we saw it for $59.

Having the competitive price tag of $49.46, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition PC build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 28th Dec 2019, this motherboard was priced at a low of $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition requirements, with a view to running reliable FPS at Ultra settings leads us to Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. Today it is one of the best priced RAM options at $32.99 and will certainly support the CPU and GPU well. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition

With this current build we expect to see a return of 61 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 85 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

With the larger screen resolutions always being of interest and something to consider, let’s take a look at how this build could perform. Running a 1440p Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition we would expect 65 FPS at High and a drop to 47 when run at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at Assassins Creed: Valhalla we see this pc build is likely to get 39FPS on Ultra and 58FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Marvel's Avengers to return 22FPS on Ultra and 31FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Watch Dogs Legion, which is 55 FPS running at Ultra, and 77 on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Dark Souls 3 - The Fire Fades Edition Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are wanting a graphics choice from the other team then our suggestion would be the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix OC 6GB video card, currently priced at $209.99. This option has a performance of 2% better when compared to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.