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Stalker Online - is a MMORPG with shooter elements, based on spirit of “stalking” - an urban exploration, searching and exploring mysterious, abandoned and forgotten by humanity pieces of our planet.
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Nov 2020

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Stalker Online, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run with ultra settings selected, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online represent good value for money.

When building a PC for a particular type of game we can get a better picture when we consider a few of the game’s specific characteristics. This PC title falls into the following Online, Shooter, Action genre grouping categories, which has been considered when selecting out the best priced components for this build, as we want to make sure the game’s specifics are catered for. . Another point of note, often overlooked, is that development would have been carried out on PC hardware from 2019 or during the period leading up to this. So the developers would have certainly been considering getting their game running for hardware that was of similar performance to some of the hardware available during that year. Some games are of course more demanding than others, and this one is not featuring on our list of most demanding games. These points help us paint a picture of the type of PC hardware we are going to put into this computer, we will now be choosing from our curated list of gamer hardware, looking for today’s best value for money parts available on the market today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$165.85
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$48.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$62.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.99
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
Logitech G502 SE Hero
$49.95
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$69.99
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online PC Build Total Price $1,336.65
Rig
8.7
Score
Future 2 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $31.79, was previously $1,304.86.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online PC Build

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $47.68, 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 Nov 2019 where we saw it for $229.99. Todays price of $239.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

Selecting The Right S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online 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 GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired Socket AM4 cpu. As the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online well at this resolution. The Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz is currently priced at a competitive $165.85. Our cheapest price recorded for the Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz was $119.99, which we spotted on 28th Nov 2019.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $62.99 GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. A low recorded price for this motherboard was spotted on 25th Jun 2020 where it was $53.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online, 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 2400MHz is well priced at $48.99 and fits with the Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz and GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $53.99, and this was on 30th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online

Running a PC build with these hardware components for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online we expect to see about a 88 FPS average, with a few low frame rates in some of the more intense scenes. You could up the quality of game graphics to Ultra, which will see the FPS drop to 63 at 1080p.

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

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Increasing the screen resolution for Stalker Online would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 48 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 67 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Stalker Online PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Assassins Creed: Valhalla should get 48 when run on Ultra and this raises to 68 FPS on High. The popular Microsoft Flight Simulator gets a return of 19 FPS on Ultra and then up to 26 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Cyberpunk 2077, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 63 FPS run at Ultra and 88 frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online

We have chosen a great valued but higher performing mouse today with the Logitech G502 SE Hero gaming mouse. We felt a better performance mouse would better suit S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online because it falls into the Online, Shooter, Action genre groupings and would benefit from the extra mouse quality the Logitech G502 SE Hero delivers.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online falls within the following game genre grouping, Online, Shooter, Action, and as such places additional demands on the audio output you should be considering to enjoy this game. So the headset selection we have gone for is looking at a selection of better quality headsets. We are still choosing the best value headset available, it will not be the absolute cheapest you can find, because we have selected it from a better quality grouping, to help deliver the ideal build for this game. We have gone for the Logitech G635 7.1 for our initial build, which provides some great sounds at a reasonable price. You will see a button next to the headset name in the PC build list above, where you can see a few other headsets we have picked out, that are good value today.

An Alternative S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are wanting a graphics choice from the other team then our suggestion would be the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB video card, currently priced at $564.99. This option has a performance of 7% better when compared to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.