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Control 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 14th Aug 2021

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run Control then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS at the highest graphics settings, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. As new gaming components are released for PC we will continue to review prices here each day and consider swapping in and out better components.

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 Control we can see that it is in the , Action genre categories. 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 2019. 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 one of the more demanding titles on the site right now, sitting at 1 on our most demanding list of 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 Control PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$185.99
Graphics Card
$239.99
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Control PC Build Total Price $1,004.62
Rig
8.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $255.51, was previously $1,260.13.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Control 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 Control at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 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 Control. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $47.68 over the last two weeks. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it priced at $229.99.

Selecting The Right Control 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a well priced motherboard, like the one we are putting in our build today really helps tie things together in terms of performance and opens up other hardware options that become available to us later in the selection. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired Socket AM4 cpu. As the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run Control well at this resolution. The Ryzen 5 2600 is currently priced at a competitive $185.99. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $59.9, which was on 7th Jul 2020.

At $59.99 the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Control PC build. A low recorded price for this motherboard was spotted on 18th Feb 2021 where it was $51.88.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Control At The Right Price

To make sure we meet the Control system requirements and to help us achieve the required FPS for Ultra at 1080p we have chosen the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz, which is todays best priced system memory. It is priced at $42.99 and compliments the CPU and GPU nicely. 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 Control

Our PC build can run Control at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 106 and we would expect an average of 69 FPS on Ultra with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, Ryzen 5 2600 combo we have put into this computer.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run Control at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 81 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 52.

How this build performs for other popular games

When buying a gaming PC for a specific game we still expect it to run other popular games. So as a benchmark lets see how well todays best priced PC build can deal with these 3 games at 1080p. Forza Horizon 5 should get 69 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 106 frames at High settings. Grand Theft Auto VI can get an Ultra FPS of 69 FPS and increases to 106 FPS for High. Star Citizen is expected to be around 69 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 106 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative Control 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.