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Age of Wonders: Planetfall 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 14th Aug 2021

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Age of Wonders: Planetfall then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for Age of Wonders: Planetfall from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run with ultra settings selected, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for Age of Wonders: Planetfall listed on the page.

This title falls in the , Strategy, Management genre category, which itself can influence the type of hardware we might consider for this build. Something we sometimes dont consider is that the game would be developed in 2019 and therefore on hardware from around that period of time. We can also assume that hardware from around that period would be part of the targeted hardware, in terms of performance, by the developers, as they provide graphical options for the hardware capabilities available. It is currently sat on our most demanding games list at 1, making it one of our more demanding titles on the site right now. Also it is one of the more popular titles, placed at 1 on our most popular games of today list. With this info in hand to help guide our hardware build choices we will now select today’s best priced components that meet these game characteristics.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Age of Wonders: Planetfall PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$239.99
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
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Age of Wonders: Planetfall PC Build Total Price $1,054.50
Rig
81
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $217.83, was previously $1,272.33.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Age of Wonders: Planetfall 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 Age of Wonders: Planetfall at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo 6GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $239.99, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Age of Wonders: Planetfall. 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. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo 6GB is $229.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019.

3GB of VRAM is needed by Age of Wonders: Planetfall. This memory acts as a super fast image storage buffer between GPU and CPU and our selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo 6GB comes with 6GB of VRAM. This should be a suitable amount for our PC at this gaming resolution.

Selecting The Right Age of Wonders: Planetfall 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Age of Wonders: Planetfall build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $167.87 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $119.99, which we noticed it on 16th Mar 2020.

With a price tag today of $72.99, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard is certainly in good company, representing a feature rich, cost effective mobo for the Age of Wonders: Planetfall PC. A low recorded price for this motherboard was spotted on 4th Apr 2020 where it was $59.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Age of Wonders: Planetfall At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Age of Wonders: Planetfall PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $42.99, which is a cheap price for this amount of RAM. There are of course other options and configurations of system memory you might like to consider in your build. A low price point for this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was spotted on 29th Nov 2019, where we saw it at $30.35.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Age of Wonders: Planetfall

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 96 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 69 at 1080p.

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Age of Wonders: Planetfall
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Upping the screen size to 1440p for Age of Wonders: Planetfall using this build would return 73 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 52 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Age of Wonders: Planetfall PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Battlefield 2042, Grand Theft Auto VI and Star Citizen. Starting with Battlefield 2042 we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 69FPS on Ultra and 96FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Grand Theft Auto VI likely to achieve 69FPS on Ultra and 96FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Star Citizen at Ultra setting we can expect 69 FPS, raising to 96 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Age of Wonders: Planetfall

With the increased demands this game’s genre, , Strategy, Management, puts on our mouse selection we have chosen a higher performing mouse for this setup, while still ensuring it is the best value mouse today for this Age of Wonders: Planetfall PC build.

An Alternative Age of Wonders: Planetfall 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 $899.98.