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Gears Tactics is a turn-based tactical strategy game based on the Gears of War franchise. Gears Tactics is a Windows 10 exclusive.
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Gears Tactics 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 16th Jan 2021

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Gears Tactics, where it will meet the demands that a game like this will put on a custom PC. Our view is to answer the question, what PC should I buy that can play Gears of War Tactics really well, and for the best possible price today? And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run at the highest graphics settings, returning the visuals upon a 1440p monitor screen. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Gears Tactics represent good value for money.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. Gears Tactics is a title which sits in the Shooter, Action genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2020 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is not currently in our top most demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1440p Price to Performance Gears Tactics PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$147.67
Graphics Card
$308.14
Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$32.99
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
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$65.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$39.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Gears Tactics PC Build Total Price $1,343.13
Rig
9.3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $9.01, was previously $1,352.14.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Gears Tactics 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 Gears Tactics at 1440p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $308.14, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Gears of War Tactics. Exploring the price trends for this card shows us it has increased its price by $10.62 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is $297.52 on 19th Dec 2019.

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 8GB which will be plenty for this game at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Gears Tactics 1440p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151), that can provide us with the cpu LGA 1151 socket type. This is so we can select the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $147.67. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $119.99, which was on 16th Mar 2020.This CPU and GPU provide the required Gears Tactics experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1440p resolution.

The awesome MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 is highly competitive, priced at $49.46, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. The cheapest motherboard price for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 was recorded as $32.99, which was on 28th Dec 2019.

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

The Gears Tactics PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1440p ultra and so the Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz which we have found for $32.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. A low price point for this Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz was spotted on 2nd Feb 2020, where we saw it at $29.49.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Gears Tactics

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 91 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 65 at 1440p.

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PC Build Research Area

Gears Tactics
Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 4k our expected FPS would be 39 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 54 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Gears of War Tactics PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1440p. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War should get 64 when run on Ultra and this raises to 89 FPS on High. The popular Cyberpunk 2077 gets a return of 39 FPS on Ultra and then up to 54 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Genshin Impact, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 56 FPS run at Ultra and 78 frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Gears Tactics

Selecting the right mouse for a game like Gears Tactics 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 Tactics Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, when considering audio options its best to pay a little more and enjoy the sort of sounds a game like this will deliver. The higher quality gaming headset we had in mind is the well priced Tritton ARK Elite 7.1, because it will cater to the Shooter, Action genre type that Gears Tactics sits in. While the best priced headset we can see in this category today, there are a few other differently priced options you can take a look at in our curated gaming headset list above. Just press the button above in the PC Build list, next to any of the components

An Alternative Gears Tactics Graphics Card Option for 1440p

Perhaps you are after a Nvidia graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB, which has a 5% worse performance variation, but is still a suitable video card choice for this game. We have also considered the best value for performance based on today’s prices, with it costing $299.99 at the moment.