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Citadel: Forged with Fire is an online sandbox RPG with magic, spellcasting, building, crafting and exploring. Players can tame huge beasts, achieve notoriety, forge alliances and explore the 36 square kilometre world of Ignus.
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Citadel: Forged with Fire 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 27th Nov 2020

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Citadel: Forged with Fire then that is exactly what we will be doing in this review. Our challenge is in choosing the right priced PC items to get together an optimum build, which can meet the needs of Citadel: Forged with Fire. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS with ultra settings selected, returning the visuals upon a 1080p monitor screen. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

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 Sandbox, Online 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 Citadel: Forged with Fire PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$149.99
Graphics Card
$189.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$49.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$59.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.60
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
Cooler Master MM710
$29.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$69.99
Citadel: Forged with Fire PC Build Total Price $1,248.44
Rig
4.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $14.42, was previously $1,262.86.

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. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB is $173.91 recorded at 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.

4GB of VRAM is needed by Citadel: Forged with Fire. This memory acts as a super fast image storage buffer between GPU and CPU and our selected Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB comes with 8GB of VRAM. This should be a suitable amount for our PC at this gaming resolution.

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

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the Socket AM4 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. The Ryzen 5 2400G processor will then fit in and accompany our Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $149.99. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $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. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was priced at $53.99 on 25th Jun 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Citadel: Forged with Fire 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 Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is currently priced at $49.99, which is among the better priced RAM today. We looked through our records and saw that the RAM prices on 30th Nov 2020, represented a low price point $49.99. Which gives us an indication of how things sit today with the RAM price

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Citadel: Forged with Fire

With this current build we expect to see a return of 61 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Citadel: Forged with Fire. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 85 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

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

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If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 1440p then we expect to see around a figure of 47 FPS on Ultra or 65 FPS on High.

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 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will get 60FPS on Ultra settings raising to 83FPS on High. On the other hand we see that FIFA 21 returns 168FPS on Ultra and 200+FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Grand Theft Auto VI may see 30 FPS running at Ultra, and 41 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Citadel: Forged with Fire

With the increased demands this game’s genre, Sandbox, Online, puts on our mouse selection we have chosen a higher performing mouse for this setup, while still ensuring it is the best value mouse today for this Citadel: Forged with Fire PC build.

Citadel: Forged with Fire Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Finding a headset for a game that has been identified within the following genre groups, Sandbox, Online, has given us reason to improve the quality of headset we are looking at adding into this build.. The best quality headset that also comes with the best price tag is the Logitech G635 7.1, which provides some great gaming audio. You can review some of the other headsets above, in our curated headset drop down list if you are wanting cheaper or perhaps even higher quality.

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

Not everyone is interested in going with a AMD card, like the one we have opted for in this build. So you could try going for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB instead, which comes with a 2% better performance adjustment when compared to Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $219.99 at the moment.