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Citadel: Forged with Fire 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 18th Aug 2021

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Citadel: Forged with Fire then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for Citadel: Forged with Fire from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates at top end graphics settings, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run Citadel: Forged with Fire. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

Citadel: Forged with Fire is currently 1 ranked on the top demanding games list at the moment. It is also considered a , Sandbox, Online genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2019 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 Citadel: Forged with Fire PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$149.99
Graphics Card
$189.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$59.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
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
Citadel: Forged with Fire PC Build Total Price $1,029.74
Rig
7.5
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $234.12, was previously $1,263.86.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Citadel: Forged with Fire PC Build

Our key objective when putting together our next gaming PC is always going to be finding a great price point for the most performance we can. Today’s build we start by looking for the right graphics card, at the right price, that can run Citadel: Forged with Fire at 1080p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1080p. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB is $173.91 on 28th Jan 2020. Todays price is $189.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $170 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

Our ideal build will need to come with either 4GB of VRAM or more than. This is used by the computer to store image data quickly as it passes image information from GPU to CPU. Our selected Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB comes with 8GB of VRAM which should cover image transfer for Citadel: Forged with Fire at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Citadel: Forged with Fire 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. Its the best priced Socket AM4 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Ryzen 5 2400G processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $149.99. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $118.98, which was on 3rd Dec 2019.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $59.99 GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. This motherboard was priced at $51.88, which we saw on 18th Feb 2021. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Citadel: Forged with Fire At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Citadel: Forged with Fire built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be well priced at $42.99 and will complement the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB and Ryzen 5 2400G selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. 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 Citadel: Forged with Fire

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 61 FPS in Citadel: Forged with Fire at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 85 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Citadel: Forged with Fire
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

We expect Citadel: Forged with Fire would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 47 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 65 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

While we have put a great PC build together for Citadel: Forged with Fire it’s important to understand how it handles some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. With this PC build we can expect that the popular game Forza Horizon 5 will get 61FPS on Ultra settings raising to 85FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Grand Theft Auto VI returns 61FPS on Ultra and 85FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Battlefield 2042 may see 61 FPS running at Ultra, and 85 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Citadel: Forged with Fire

The , Sandbox, Online 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.

Citadel: Forged with Fire 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 Citadel: Forged with Fire Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are wanting a graphics choice from the other team then our suggestion would be the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB video card, currently priced at $219.99. This option has a performance of 2% better when compared to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.