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Gears 5 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run Gears 5 then this list of custom curated components will give you a great jumping off point for your next gaming PC selection. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince with ultra settings selected, along with a 1080p monitor resolution. Todays prices will be checked every few hours to make sure only the best hardware at the best prices will be displayed for this build.

This title falls in the , Shooter, Action 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 Gears 5 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$435.61
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$59.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
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
Gears 5 PC Build Total Price $1,325.36
Rig
9.9
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $230.13, was previously $1,555.49.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Gears 5 PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Gears 5 at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $435.61. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB is $426.41 on 22nd Dec 2019. And with that in mind the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB is a great match for Gears 5 at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $159.23, further supporting our selection in this hardware.

We were looking to get a video card with at least 8.132GB of VRAM available onboard it, which acts an image data buffer between our video card and CPU. The GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB has 8GB, which is suitable at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Gears 5 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. Its the best priced Socket AM4 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $199.99. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz is $56.98 on 7th Jul 2020.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 has a cost today of $59.99. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was priced at $51.88 on 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Gears 5 At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet Gears 5 requirements, with a view to running reliable FPS at Ultra settings leads us to Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. Today it is one of the best priced RAM options at $42.99 and will certainly support the CPU and GPU well. We looked through our records and saw that the RAM prices on 29th Nov 2019, represented a low price point $30.35. Which gives us an indication of how things sit today with the RAM price

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Gears 5

Now on to the frame rates for our Gears 5 running on GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 135 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 97 FPS.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run Gears of War 5 at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 103 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 74.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Gears of War 5 PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Far Cry 6 should get 97 when run on Ultra and this raises to 135 FPS on High. The popular Star Citizen gets a return of 97 FPS on Ultra and then up to 135 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Dying Light 2, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 97 FPS run at Ultra and 135 frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Gears 5

Selecting the right mouse for a game like Gears 5 has encouraged us to increase the quality of the mouse we would add to our build. As the game sits in the , Shooter, Action genre list we felt that the Cooler Master MM710 mouse is today’s best priced but higher performing gaming mouse for this particular computer setup.

Gears 5 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Now we take a look at the headsets available for our build, and with a game that comes in under this genre we want to increase the quality of the headset we pick to help us better enjoy the games audible immersion. Sifting through the prices and headsets available today brings us on to the Logitech G635 7.1 gaming headset. A comfortable and well balanced set of cones that are still available for a reasonable price. There are other headset options that we have seen and would recommend, across a variety of price points, so take a look at our list above in the PC build.

An Alternative Gears 5 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are wanting a graphics choice from the other team then our suggestion would be the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB video card, currently priced at $397.99. This option has a performance of 5% worse when compared to the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.