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Forza Horizon 4 is an open-world racing set within Great Britain. Take control of hundreds of high-speed cars and race around the British countryside across a range of single-player and online multiplayer challenges.
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Forza Horizon 4 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 14th Jan 2021

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Forza Horizon 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 Forza Horizon 4 And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run with top tier graphics options selected, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. 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 Forza Horizon 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 Online, Racing 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. Another consideration is that this game was built on the Forzatech.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Forza Horizon 4 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$147.74
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
$52.99
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
Forza Horizon 4 PC Build Total Price $1,229.08
Rig
8.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $3.83, was previously $1,225.25.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Forza Horizon 4 PC Build

Obviously one of the most important components for this build is the graphics card. We can take a look at the best price to performance hardware right now to help deliver a system that can run Forza Horizon 4 at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $164.99, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Forza Horizon 4. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $14.01 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Dec 2019 where we saw it for $159.

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 GTR XXX 8GB comes with 8GB of VRAM which should cover image transfer for Forza Horizon 4 at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Forza Horizon 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 i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $147.74 and really works well with the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. 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.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $49.46 MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 28th Dec 2019, this motherboard was priced at a low of $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Forza Horizon 4 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 Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz. This is currently priced at $52.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz being sold for a low price of $50 on 7th Aug 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Forza Horizon 4

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Forza Horizon 4 at around 76 average frames per second, on 1080p screen resolution. This should be achieved on ultra graphics settings. If you turn a few graphics options down we expect around 106 FPS at high graphics.

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PC Build Research Area

Forza Horizon 4
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running Forza Horizon 4 at 1440p would be pulling in about 81 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 58 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

When buying a gaming PC for a specific game we still expect it to run other popular games. So as a benchmark lets see how well todays best priced PC build can deal with these 3 games at 1080p. Watch Dogs Legion should get 54 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 75 frames at High settings. Cyberpunk 2077 can get an Ultra FPS of 27 FPS and increases to 37 FPS for High. Assassins Creed: Valhalla is expected to be around 18 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 25 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Forza Horizon 4

We have opted for the Cooler Master MM710 because we feel it is a higher performance gaming mouse that will meet the needs of this title. When looking at a mouse for a game that sits in the Online, Racing game grouping we often consider paying a little bit more to get a better suited peripheral for the task. We have still chosen the best priced mouse we could find today that meets this need.

Forza Horizon 4 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Finding a headset for a game that has been identified within the following genre groups, Online, Racing, 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 Tritton ARK Elite 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 Forza Horizon 4 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are looking for a graphics card from Nvidia instead of the one we have selected in this build then you could try GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB, which has a 4% 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 $219.99.