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Forza Motorsport 7 is the first fully-fledged Forza Motorsport title to launch on PC as well as Xbox One. Developer Turn 10 has included more than 700 cars in Forza Motorsport 7, as well as over 30 tracks available in 200 different configurations.
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Forza Motorsport 7 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 5th Dec 2020

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Forza Motorsport 7 then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for Forza Motorsport 7 from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run at the highest graphics settings, while running on 1080p screen res. As new gaming components are released for PC we will continue to review prices here each day and consider swapping in and out better components.

This title falls in the Racing genre category, which itself can influence the type of hardware we might consider for this build. Something we sometimes dont consider is that the game would be developed in 2017 and therefore on hardware from around that period of time. We can also assume that hardware from around that period would be part of the targeted hardware, in terms of performance, by the developers, as they provide graphical options for the hardware capabilities available. It is currently not on our list of most demanding games. Also it is falling outside of our most popular games list at the moment. With this info in hand to help guide our hardware build choices we will now select today’s best priced components that meet these game characteristics.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Forza Motorsport 7 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$139.99
Graphics Card
$175.45
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
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.60
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$34.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$13.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Forza Motorsport 7 PC Build Total Price $1,115.37
Rig
4.1
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Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $21.37, was previously $1,136.74.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Forza Motorsport 7 PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB is currently priced at a competitive $175.45. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 5th Feb 2020 where we saw it for $123.99.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Forza Motorsport 7 at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs.

This build will need to have at least 4GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 4GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Forza Motorsport 7 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the LGA 1151 socket type is the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $139.99. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 27th May 2020 where we saw it for $59.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 has a cost today of $49.46. The cheapest motherboard price for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 was recorded as $32.99, which was on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Forza Motorsport 7 At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Forza Motorsport 7, 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 $32.99 and fits with the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz and Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. A low price point for this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was spotted on 29th Nov 2019, where we saw it at $30.35.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Forza Motorsport 7

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 97 FPS on High settings in Forza Motorsport 7 at 1080p. There may be some lower frame rates in some parts of the game, but we have chosen the components to get some solid frame rates. Increasing the quality in the game to Ultra, will see us still getting an FPS of 70.

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PC Build Research Area

Forza Motorsport 7
Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run Forza Motorsport 7 at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 74 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 53.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Forza Motorsport 7 PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Horizon: Zero Dawn, FIFA 21 and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Starting with Horizon: Zero Dawn we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 48FPS on Ultra and 67FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see FIFA 21 likely to achieve 142FPS on Ultra and 196FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at Ultra setting we can expect 50 FPS, raising to 70 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Forza Motorsport 7 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from Nvidia. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 2050 Ti 4GB graphics card has a 8% worse performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $139.99.