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Valkyria Chronicles 4 is set around the time of the original game, albeit centred on a new cast of characters. Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a turn-based strategy RPG much in the same vein as XCOM, although turns are handled in a third-person action style with shooting elements.
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Valkyria Chronicles 4 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 23rd Oct 2020

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Valkyria Chronicles 4 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 Valkyria Chronicles 4 Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game with the highest ultra graphics, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. Every day we run through our carefully chosen gaming hardware and cherry pick today’s lowest priced hardware components to help us achieve this optimum PC build list.

Today we find Valkyria Chronicles 4 is not in our top demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games lists of today. It also falls in under the Strategy, RPG game genre types, which itself can influence some of our choices of hardware today, to make sure we better meet the hardware needs of the game. This sort of information will help us build a fuller picture and better understand what to select when putting our best build PC together for the game. Interestingly, it might be worth thinking about the performance of the hardware that the game was originally built on, which would have been from 2018 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Valkyria Chronicles 4 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$164.50
Graphics Card
$239.99
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
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.36
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
$44.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$47.23
Valkyria Chronicles 4 PC Build Total Price $1,283.42
Rig
8.6
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $12.61, was previously $1,270.81.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Valkyria Chronicles 4 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 Valkyria Chronicles 4 at 1080p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1080p. 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 is $239.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $47.68, further supporting our selection in this hardware.

Selecting The Right Valkyria Chronicles 4 1080p Motherboard and CPU

MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the LGA 1151 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $164.5 and really works well with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz is $164.05 on 19th Oct 2020.

At $49.46 the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Valkyria Chronicles 4 PC build. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 is $32.99 on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Valkyria Chronicles 4 At The Right Price

The Valkyria Chronicles 4 PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1080p ultra and so the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz which we have found for $32.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. A price point for this RAM was down to $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Valkyria Chronicles 4

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 63 FPS in Valkyria Chronicles 4 at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 88 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Valkyria Chronicles 4
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Increasing the screen resolution for Valkyria Chronicles 4 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

While we have put a great PC build together for Valkyria Chronicles 4 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 Marvel's Avengers will get 56FPS on Ultra settings raising to 78FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Cyberpunk 2077 returns 63FPS on Ultra and 88FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War may see 59 FPS running at Ultra, and 82 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Valkyria Chronicles 4

In today’s build we have chosen a higher performing mouse to better match the needs of this type of game. The Cooler Master MM710 is the best priced gaming mouse that meets our requirements.

An Alternative Valkyria Chronicles 4 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are looking for a graphics card from AMD instead of the one we have selected in this build then you could try Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has a 7% better performance difference, so still similar capabilities. We have chosen it based on its price-performance figure as well, as it is currently priced at $579.99.