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Forza Horizon 4 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run Forza Horizon 4 then this list of custom curated components will give you a great jumping off point for your next gaming PC selection. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS with the highest ultra graphics, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run Forza Horizon 4. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

Forza Horizon 4 is currently 1 ranked on the top demanding games list at the moment. It is also considered a , Online, Racing genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2018 and in the period leading up to this. This may be worth considering when understanding the performance requirements a PC for this title might be expected to have. The developers opted to build the game on the Forzatech platform. It is currently one of the more popular titles on the site and sat at 1 of our most popular games list. All this background info will help us better choose the components today for this game PC build, but our main factor will of course be price to performance for each component and peripheral we choose below.

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

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$164.99
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
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$42.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$86.11
Forza Horizon 4 PC Build Total Price $1,028.62
Rig
73
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $213.60, was previously $1,242.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Forza Horizon 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 Forza Horizon 4 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 GTR XXX 8GB 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 Dec 2019 where we saw it for $159. Todays price is $164.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $14.01 during the past two weeks.

When choosing the right video card for this build, you need to make sure you have a graphics card with 4GB of VRAM or more. This memory is used by the card to store image data when moving it from the video card to the CPU. Our chosen build’s card has 8GB, which will be a suitable amount for this resolution.

Selecting The Right Forza Horizon 4 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 Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. 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. Our cheapest price recorded for the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz was $119.99, which we spotted on 16th Mar 2020.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 has a cost today of $72.99. Bottom motherboard prices recorded for this mobo was when we saw it at $59.99, on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Forza Horizon 4 At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Forza Horizon 4, the correct RAM selection is obviously important. We are looking for something that is well priced but also capable of meeting the games requirements. The Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is well priced at $42.99 and fits with the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz and Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. 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 Forza Horizon 4

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 102 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 92 at 1080p.

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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 78 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 70 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. Dying Light 2 should get 92 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 102 frames at High settings. Days Gone can get an Ultra FPS of 92 FPS and increases to 102 FPS for High. Battlefield 2042 is expected to be around 92 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 102 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Forza Horizon 4

As Forza Horizon 4 falls into the , Online, Racing genre group, we have chosen to increase the quality of the mouse we are adding to our PC to help better meet the needs of the game. We have opted for the Cooler Master MM710, where this particular mouse is currently today’s best price but a more high performing gamer mouse than some of the other mice we normally choose in our builds.

Forza Horizon 4 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Forza Horizon 4 falls within the following game genre grouping, , Online, Racing, and as such places additional demands on the audio output you should be considering to enjoy this game. So the headset selection we have gone for is looking at a selection of better quality headsets. We are still choosing the best value headset available, it will not be the absolute cheapest you can find, because we have selected it from a better quality grouping, to help deliver the ideal build for this game. We have gone for the Logitech G635 7.1 for our initial build, which provides some great sounds at a reasonable price. You will see a button next to the headset name in the PC build list above, where you can see a few other headsets we have picked out, that are good value today.

An Alternative Forza Horizon 4 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is a fan of team AMD, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested Nvidia card, the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB. It is placed at 4% better performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up Forza Horizon 4 frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $219.99.