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Far Cry 5 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 14th Aug 2021

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Far Cry 5 on Ultra. This is what we will be looking to explore and maintain in our review page here today. So we are finding the best priced peripherals and hardware for a new PC build that can run Far Cry 5 And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run with ultra graphics settings, pushing out visuals on 1080p 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.

Today we find Far Cry 5 is currently 1 on our list of most demanding games and in our list at 1 of most popular games. It also falls in under the , Shooter, Action game genre types, which itself can influence some of our choices of hardware today, to make sure we better meet the hardware needs of the game. This sort of information will help us build a fuller picture and better understand what to select when putting our best build PC together for the game. Interestingly, it might be worth thinking about the performance of the hardware that the game was originally built on, which would have been from 2018 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period. Another consideration is that this game was built on the Dunia Engine.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Far Cry 5 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$277.99
Graphics Card
$2,199.99
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
Logitech G635 7.1
$86.11
Far Cry 5 PC Build Total Price $3,173.74
Rig
10
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $213.60, was previously $3,387.34.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Far Cry 5 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 Far Cry 5 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 6900 XT 16GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. With a price of $2199.99 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

This build will need to have at least 8GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 16GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Far Cry 5 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Far Cry 5 build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i7-9700KF 8-Core 3.6GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $277.99 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. Our cheapest price recorded for the Core i7-9700KF 8-Core 3.6GHz was $259.64, which we spotted on 7th Apr 2021.

The awesome ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 is highly competitive, priced at $72.99, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 was priced at $59.99 on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Far Cry 5 At The Right Price

The Far Cry 5 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 Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz which we have found for $42.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. To help provide a sense of cost for this RAM, the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was priced at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Far Cry 5

This computer setup should be looking at getting 129 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in Far Cry 5. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 180 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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Far Cry 5
Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB

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 Far Cry 5 we would expect 137 FPS at High and a drop to 98 when run at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this Far Cry 5 PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include Star Citizen, FIFA 22 and Far Cry 6 so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with Star Citizen we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 129 and at High settings an FPS of 180 frames. In comparison FIFA 22 is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 129, improving to 180 FPS on High settings. Lastly Far Cry 6 will see an Ultra FPS of around 129 which improves to a 180 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Far Cry 5

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 , Shooter, Action 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.

Far Cry 5 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Now we take a look at the headsets available for our build, and with a game that comes in under this genre we want to increase the quality of the headset we pick to help us better enjoy the games audible immersion. Sifting through the prices and headsets available today brings us on to the Logitech G635 7.1 gaming headset. A comfortable and well balanced set of cones that are still available for a reasonable price. There are other headset options that we have seen and would recommend, across a variety of price points, so take a look at our list above in the PC build.

An Alternative Far Cry 5 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

The Nvidia option for this build would be the 5% worse performance difference GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Super graphics card and certainly a viable choice for Far Cry 5. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $2499.99 today.