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The Council 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 18th Aug 2021

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run The Council, where it will meet the demands that a game like this will put on a custom PC. Our view is to answer the question, what PC should I buy that can play The Council really well, and for the best possible price today? We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time on the best graphics possible, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our The Council represent good value for money.

Before getting this build together we need to consider a few background characteristics about the game we are building this PC for. The Council falls into the , Adventure genre category groupings and would have been finished being developed during 2018 on hardware released around that period of time which may be a factor when we choose the type of hardware as it would need to be comparable in performance to hardware available from around this time. The game is currently one of the more demanding titles we have on the site, and is found on our most demanding list at the 1 spot. While these facts help us put together the best PC for the game we will still be selecting components based on the latest prices for the chosen peripherals and hardware for our build. Choosing today’s best priced items to give us an ideal PC build today for the game.

Best 1080p Price to Performance The Council PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$169.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151
$72.99
Case
Fractal Design Focus G Mid Tower White Side Window ATX
$42.99
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
The Council PC Build Total Price $922.50
Rig
3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $209.72, was previously $1,132.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p The Council PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run The Council in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $169.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Its price over the past couple of weeks has increased a bit by $169.99, which makes us think additional savings can be made here if you shop around. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $169.99.

We were looking to get a video card with at least 4GB of VRAM available onboard it, which acts an image data buffer between our video card and CPU. The GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB has 4GB, which is suitable at this resolution.

Selecting The Right The Council 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151. Its the best priced LGA 1151 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $167.87. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $119.99, which was on 16th Mar 2020.

With a price tag today of $72.99, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard is certainly in good company, representing a feature rich, cost effective mobo for the The Council PC. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 4th Apr 2020, this motherboard was priced at a low of $59.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For The Council At The Right Price

One of the most important hardware parts of this computer is the system memory or RAM. To make sure our resolution target and frame rates are met we have chosen to put in Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. This is currently priced at $42.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. The cheapest system memory price for Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was recorded as $30.35, and this was on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on The Council

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 94 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 67 at 1080p.

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GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

With the larger screen resolutions always being of interest and something to consider, let’s take a look at how this build could perform. Running a 1440p The Council we would expect 72 FPS at High and a drop to 51 when run at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our The Council PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB and this setup will run on 1080p. FIFA 22 is expected to return 67 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 94 frames per second on High. Forza Horizon 5 would return 67 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 94 FPS at High settings. With Far Cry 6 we expect 67 FPS running at Ultra settings and 94 frames on High settings.

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An Alternative The Council Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from AMD. The AMD Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB graphics card has a 30% better performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $164.99.