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Dead Alliance is a co-op, fast-paced multiplayer FPS in which players must control strategically placed military bases and fend off waves of zombie hordes. A variety of custom load-outs are supported, while the undead themselves can be used as a potent weapon against an enemy faction.
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Dead Alliance 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 22nd Nov 2020

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Dead Alliance 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 Dead Alliance We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate on the best graphics possible, along with a 1080p monitor resolution. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

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. Dead Alliance is a title which sits in the Shooter, Online 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 not currently in our top most demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more 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 Dead Alliance PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$160.49
Graphics Card
$169.99
Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$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
$53.68
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$64.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$29.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Dead Alliance PC Build Total Price $1,211.52
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This PC build has recently gone down in price by $19.81, was previously $1,231.33.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Dead Alliance 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 Dead Alliance at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Exploring the price trends for this card shows us it has increased its price by $169.99 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $169.99. Todays price of $169.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

Selecting The Right Dead Alliance 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Getting the motherboard selection right in this build helps us go on to choose a compatible cpu. With a good price today we find the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 with its LGA 1151 socket enables us to select the Core i3-9100T 4-Core 3.1GHz, which is priced right now at $160.49. Now we have a great pairing in this rig allowing the CPU and GPU to work well together to get a solid Dead Alliance experience for the best price point at 1080p.

With a price tag today of $49.46, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is certainly in good company, representing a feature rich, cost effective mobo for the Dead Alliance PC. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 28th Dec 2019, this motherboard was priced at a low of $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Dead Alliance 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 Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is currently priced at $32.99, which is among the better priced RAM today. Our RAM recorded prices put this Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz price at $29.49 on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Dead Alliance

Now on to the frame rates for our Dead Alliance running on GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 95 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 68 FPS.

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Dead Alliance
GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

We expect Dead Alliance would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 52 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 73 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Dead Alliance PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands should get 10 when run on Ultra and this raises to 14 FPS on High. The popular Cyberpunk 2077 gets a return of 37 FPS on Ultra and then up to 52 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is FIFA 21, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 110 FPS run at Ultra and 152 frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Dead Alliance

Finding a mouse for a game that falls into the Shooter, Online genre group has given us reason to improve the quality of mouse we are willing to put into this PC build. We have therefore found the Cooler Master MM710 mouse that is today’s best priced, higher performing gamer mouse, and one that can still deliver the gaming quality we are after for Dead Alliance.

Dead Alliance Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

And now we move on to the PC’s audio selection, namely the gaming headset. We were looking to add a higher quality headset with this game’s PC build because it will help us enjoy the sort of game cues this type of game can offer. The headset that offers the best price today is the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1, delivering nice clear audio and a comfortable fitting at a good price. Check out the headset list above to see some alternative headsets available today for a good price.

An Alternative Dead Alliance Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative AMD PC build. It has a 30% better performance variation to the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $164.99.