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VRChat 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run VRChat, 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 VRChat really well, and for the best possible price today? We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time with ultra graphics settings, running 1080p as the native screen size. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. VRChat is a title which sits in the , Online, RPG, Casual genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2017 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is 1 on our most demanding games list and 1 in our list of popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1080p Price to Performance VRChat PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$219.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$59.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
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
Logitech G635 7.1
$86.11
VRChat PC Build Total Price $1,109.74
Rig
7.6
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $210.13, was previously $1,319.87.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p VRChat PC Build

Lets not pay over the odds when we put this game’s graphics card in. We want something that can play VRChat at 1080p ultra graphics options and we want something that has a reasonable price compared to the other graphics options. The GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB has been looking like a good stand in for this games curated PC build, based on the price of $219.99 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. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 31st Jan 2020 which had it priced at $219.99.

Selecting The Right VRChat 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this VRChat build. With a Socket AM4 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $199.99 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. 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.

With the feature rich GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 priced competitively at $59.99 it is certainly in todays VRChat build for a good reason. A low price point for this motherboard would be $51.88, which we recorded it at on 18th Feb 2021.

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

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for VRChat, 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 Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz and GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $51.88, and this was on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on VRChat

This computer setup should be looking at getting 61 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in VRChat. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 85 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

We expect VRChat would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 47 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 65 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new VRChat PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Forza Horizon 5 should get 61 when run on Ultra and this raises to 85 FPS on High. The popular Grand Theft Auto VI gets a return of 61 FPS on Ultra and then up to 85 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Days Gone, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 61 FPS run at Ultra and 85 frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For VRChat

We have found a great quality and still well priced gaming mouse today with the Cooler Master MM710. A game like VRChat that has , Online, RPG, Casual genre, we felt it necessary to increase the quality of the mouse we would consider because the game has some additional needs that can benefit from this type of higher specced mouse.

VRChat Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

The VRChat is a , Online, RPG, Casual 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 Logitech G635 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 VRChat Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is interested in going with a Nvidia card, like the one we have opted for in this build. So you could try going for the AMD Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB instead, which comes with a 4% worse performance adjustment when compared to GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $164.99 at the moment.