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Atomic Heart is an adventure first-person shooter, events of which unfolds in an alternate universe during the high noon of the Soviet Union. The principal character of the game is a special agent P-3, who after an unsuccessful landing on enterprise "3826" is trying to figure out what went wrong.
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Atomic Heart 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 11th Jan 2021

What is the best PC to buy for Atomic Heart? This is where our curated PC build coverage today will find us listing out today’s best priced computer hardware and peripherals to meet the demands that a game like Atomic Heart might put on the gaming PC. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates on ultra graphics settings, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for Atomic Heart listed on the page.

Let’s consider some of the interesting characteristics about this game, to help us build something that matches the sort of game we are considering to build a PC for. As we know it comes under the Shooter, Action genre style categories, which may well influence some of our peripheral selections, ensuring we consider the specifics for the games requirements. Looking at its development the game was built during 2021 and around that period and the devs themselves probably had hardware comparable to some of the latest hardware of that period. In terms of its relative hardware demanding position, it is considered by us as not featuring on our list of most demanding games of today at least at the moment, although that list shifts regularly. Obviously these points help give us a better picture of what we may want in the build, but they are only supporting us because when we choose, it is the best priced components that will find their way into this build today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Atomic Heart PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$147.27
Graphics Card
$239.99
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
$53.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Razer BlackWidow
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$39.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Atomic Heart PC Build Total Price $1,283.61
Rig
8.6
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $0.47, was previously $1,284.08.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Atomic Heart PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Atomic Heart in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $239.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $47.68 during the past two weeks. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is $229.99 on 28th Nov 2019.

We were looking to get a video card with at least 6GB of VRAM available onboard it, which acts an image data buffer between our video card and CPU. The GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB has 6GB, which is suitable at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Atomic Heart 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor that has the LGA 1151 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Atomic Heart and balances nicely with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, to help reach the right frame rates at this resolution. We have of course chosen this CPU today because of its price to performance credentials where it is currently priced at $147.27. A low end price for this CPU would be $119.99, which we saw it priced at on 16th Mar 2020.

The awesome MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 is highly competitive, priced at $49.46, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. A low recorded price for this motherboard was spotted on 28th Dec 2019 where it was $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Atomic Heart At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this Atomic Heart build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz. It is currently priced at $32.99. While among the best priced system memory for this build it will still provide us with the ability to reach our desired FPS for the 1080p ultra setting, that we have been focusing on with this PC. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz when we saw it priced at $29.49, on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Atomic Heart

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 88 FPS on High settings in Atomic Heart at 1080p. There may be some lower frame rates in some parts of the game, but we have chosen the components to get some solid frame rates. Increasing the quality in the game to Ultra, will see us still getting an FPS of 63.

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PC Build Research Area

Atomic Heart
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 48 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 67 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Atomic Heart PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Grand Theft Auto VI should get 44 when run on Ultra and this raises to 62 FPS on High. The popular eFootball PES 2021 gets a return of 118 FPS on Ultra and then up to 165 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is FIFA 21, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 174 FPS run at Ultra and 200+ frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Atomic Heart

The Shooter, Action 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.

Atomic Heart Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

And now on to the game’s audio output. In this build we are looking for higher performing headsets to better match the needs of this type of game. The Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 is today’s best priced gaming headset that meets our requirements, while still providing clear audio. If you wish to see some other curated headsets that are providing good value today then check our headset list button above for some other selections.

An Alternative Atomic Heart Graphics Card Option for 1080p

While we have suggested a Nvidia graphics card for this build you can also consider putting in a AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is similar, with a 7% better performance difference, but provides another reasonable alternative graphics option. It is currently priced at $962.99.