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F1 2018 not only includes the up-to-date 2018 Formula One World Championship, but it also includes some of the most iconic F1 cars from the last 30 years. F1 2018 introduces a deeper 10-year Career mode, more varied gameplay in Championships, and new features for offline and online play.
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F1 2018 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 14th Oct 2020

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play Formula 1 2018 on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great F1 2018 experience. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince at the highest graphics settings, running 1080p as the native screen size. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for F1 2018 listed on the page.

If we are building a PC for a specific game then various game characteristics can be considered to help us put together the right computer. When considering F1 2018 we can see that it is in the Sim, Sport, Racing genre categories and the devs chose to build it on the ego platform. This can influence some of the peripheral selections we make, as we will be wanting to make sure that the components we choose are complementary to the games needs. Something often overlooked is that we know the game itself would be developed during and shortly before 2018. Therefore we can speculate that it would have been built by the developers with hardware that has similar performance capability from that period as well. This title is currently not featuring on our list of most demanding games. With those thoughts helping us select specific hardware to match this title we will now select the best priced hardware today to meet these requirements from our curated gaming hardware lists.

Best 1080p Price to Performance F1 2018 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$140.09
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$30.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$53.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.97
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$34.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$15.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$29.88
F1 2018 PC Build Total Price $1,180.80
Rig
8.8
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $302.98, was previously $877.82.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p F1 2018 PC Build

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run F1 2018 at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $47.68 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it priced at $229.99. Todays price of $239.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

Our graphics card will need 4GB of VRAM built into it to act as a suitable buffer between our video card and chosen CPU. This graphics card has 6GB which will be plenty for this game at this resolution.

Selecting The Right F1 2018 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4), that can provide us with the cpu Socket AM4 socket type. This is so we can select the Ryzen 5 2600 that has the best price to performance position today, at $140.09. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $59.9, which was on 7th Jul 2020.This CPU and GPU provide the required F1 2018 experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

Having the competitive price tag of $53.99, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this F1 2018 PC build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 25th Jun 2020, this motherboard was priced at a low of $53.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For F1 2018 At The Right Price

Our F1 2018 built PC needs some solid performing RAM to enable us to meet the game’s system requirement expectations and achieve the desired FPS at ultra 1080p. The HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is capable of meeting those needs, while complementing the Ryzen 5 2600 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $30.99. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz being sold for a low price of $30.99 on 19th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on F1 2018

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 66 FPS at Ultra settings for F1 2018, while running on a 1080p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 92 FPS if you lower some of the graphics options inline with High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

F1 2018
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

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We expect Formula 1 2018 would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 50 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 70 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our F1 2018 PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Grand Theft Auto VI, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Watch Dogs Legion. Starting with Grand Theft Auto VI we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 44FPS on Ultra and 62FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War likely to achieve 59FPS on Ultra and 82FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Watch Dogs Legion at Ultra setting we can expect 63 FPS, raising to 88 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative F1 2018 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 Vega 56 8GB graphics card has a 7% 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 $962.99.