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PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run PUBG then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run with the highest ultra graphics, while running on 1080p screen res. These prices are are checked multiple times each day and we update the build if other hardware is better value for money, while still meeting our gaming hardware standards.

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds is currently 1 ranked on the top demanding games list at the moment. It is also considered a , Sandbox, Online, Action genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2017 and in the period leading up to this. This may be worth considering when understanding the performance requirements a PC for this title might be expected to have. It is currently one of the more popular titles on the site and sat at 1 of our most popular games list. All this background info will help us better choose the components today for this game PC build, but our main factor will of course be price to performance for each component and peripheral we choose below.

Best 1080p Price to Performance PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$239.99
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
PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds PC Build Total Price $1,103.62
Rig
8.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $238.25, was previously $1,341.87.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $239.99 which really helped mark it as a good fit.For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is $229.99 on 28th Nov 2019. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $47.68 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

3GB of VRAM is needed by PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds. This memory acts as a super fast image storage buffer between GPU and CPU and our selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB comes with 6GB of VRAM. This should be a suitable amount for our PC at this gaming resolution.

Selecting The Right PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds 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 GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds well at this resolution. The Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz is currently priced at a competitive $167.87. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $119.99, which we noticed it on 16th Mar 2020.

With the feature rich ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 priced competitively at $72.99 it is certainly in todays PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds build for a good reason. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 is $59.99 on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds At The Right Price

Our PC needs some well placed system memory to support our chosen CPU and GPU selections. As we are looking to achieve the 1080p ultra frame rates the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is currently priced at $42.99, which is among the better priced RAM today. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz being sold for a low price of $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 88 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 63 at 1080p.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run PUBG at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 67 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 48.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this PUBG PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include Forza Horizon 5, Star Citizen and Resident Evil 8 so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with Forza Horizon 5 we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 63 and at High settings an FPS of 88 frames. In comparison Star Citizen is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 63, improving to 88 FPS on High settings. Lastly Resident Evil 8 will see an Ultra FPS of around 63 which improves to a 88 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

The , Sandbox, Online, Action genre means that we would be looking for our build’s mouse selection to be of higher quality than normal, so we have chosen the Cooler Master MM710 as the best mouse option based on today’s prices versus gamer quality.

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

The PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds is a , Sandbox, Online, Action 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 PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds Graphics Card Option for 1080p

While we have suggested a Nvidia graphics card for this build you can also consider putting in a AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is similar, with a 7% better performance difference, but provides another reasonable alternative graphics option. It is currently priced at $899.98.