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Ride is back with a third outing. Ride 3 moves the motorbike racing series to Unreal Engine 4 for the first, providing an unprecedented level of realism. More than 230 bikes are available to around, along with 12 new tracks, with the total of tracks up to 30.
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Ride 3 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 29th Nov 2020

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Ride 3 then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for Ride 3 from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably at the highest graphics settings, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. 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 Ride 3. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

When building a PC for a particular type of game we can get a better picture when we consider a few of the game’s specific characteristics. This PC title falls into the following Sim, Sport, Racing genre grouping categories, which has been considered when selecting out the best priced components for this build, as we want to make sure the game’s specifics are catered for. . Another point of note, often overlooked, is that development would have been carried out on PC hardware from 2018 or during the period leading up to this. So the developers would have certainly been considering getting their game running for hardware that was of similar performance to some of the hardware available during that year. Some games are of course more demanding than others, and this one is not featuring on our list of most demanding games. These points help us paint a picture of the type of PC hardware we are going to put into this computer, we will now be choosing from our curated list of gamer hardware, looking for today’s best value for money parts available on the market today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Ride 3 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$119.99
Graphics Card
$169.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$49.99
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
Logitech K270 Wireless inc. Mouse
$34.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$13.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Ride 3 PC Build Total Price $1,112.33
Rig
3.3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $7.43, was previously $1,104.90.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Ride 3 PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on Ride 3 at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $169.99 which really helped mark it as a good fit.Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $169.99. As a point of interest this graphics card has increased its price by $169.99 over the past two weeks.

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 GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB comes with 4GB of VRAM which should cover image transfer for Ride 3 at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Ride 3 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. 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 i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $119.99. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $59, which was on 27th May 2020.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 has a cost today of $49.46. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 is $32.99 on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Ride 3 At The Right Price

Our Ride 3 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 Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is capable of meeting those needs, while complementing the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz and GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $49.99. A price point for this RAM was down to $49.99 on 30th Nov 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Ride 3

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 68 FPS at Ultra settings for Ride 3, while running on a 1080p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 95 FPS if you lower some of the graphics options inline with High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Ride 3
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 Ride 3 we would expect 73 FPS at High and a drop to 52 when run at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for Ride 3 runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at FIFA 21 we see this pc build is likely to get 110FPS on Ultra and 152FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War to return 45FPS on Ultra and 62FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is 12 FPS running at Ultra, and 16 on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Ride 3 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is interested in going with a Nvidia card, like the one we have opted for in this build. So you could try going for the AMD Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB instead, which comes with a 30% better performance adjustment when compared to GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $164.99 at the moment.