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Prey 2 was officially cancelled on October 31st, 2014. Bethesda re-announced the game under a different developer at E3 2016, simply calling it Prey. Prey (2017) revolves around experimental subject Morgan Wu, who's space station Talos is invaded by alien forces. He must an array and weaponry and mind-bending abilities to component the extraterrestrial.
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Prey - Mooncrash 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 28th Oct 2020

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play Prey - Mooncrash on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great Prey - Mooncrash experience. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time with top tier graphics options selected, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Prey - Mooncrash represent good value for money.

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 Prey - Mooncrash we can see that it is in the Shooter, RPG 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 2018. 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 not featuring on our list of most demanding 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 Prey - Mooncrash PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$96.10
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$47.99
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
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.36
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$44.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$69.99
Prey - Mooncrash PC Build Total Price $1,177.78
Rig
7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $0.69, was previously $1,177.09.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Prey - Mooncrash PC Build

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run Prey - Mooncrash at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $14.01, further supporting our selection in this hardware. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is $159 recorded at 28th Dec 2019. Todays price of $164.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

Our PC build has 8GB of onboard card memory to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. At this resolution the game will need at least 4GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right Prey - Mooncrash 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor based around the shared LGA 1151 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great Prey - Mooncrash experience, that helps achieve steady frames at this resolution. The chosen cpu has itself been selected because it represents a good fit with the game and the price we found it at when comparing today’s cpu market prices, finding it currently priced at $96.1. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 27th May 2020, which had it marked up at $59.

The MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard has a cost today of $49.46 that helps find it a place in today’s Prey - Mooncrash build. A low price point for this motherboard would be $32.99, which we recorded it at on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Prey - Mooncrash At The Right Price

Our Prey - Mooncrash 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 Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz is capable of meeting those needs, while complementing the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz and Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $47.99. A low price point for this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz was spotted on 30th Oct 2020, where we saw it at $47.99.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Prey - Mooncrash

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 89 FPS on High settings in Prey - Mooncrash at 1080p. There may be some lower frame rates in some parts of the game, but we have chosen the components to get some solid frame rates. Increasing the quality in the game to Ultra, will see us still getting an FPS of 64.

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PC Build Research Area

Prey - Mooncrash
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 48 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 68 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Prey - Mooncrash PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Watch Dogs Legion should get 54 when run on Ultra and this raises to 75 FPS on High. The popular Microsoft Flight Simulator gets a return of 48 FPS on Ultra and then up to 67 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 58 FPS run at Ultra and 81 frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Prey - Mooncrash

We have opted for the Cooler Master MM710 because we feel it is a higher performance gaming mouse that will meet the needs of this title. When looking at a mouse for a game that sits in the Shooter, RPG game grouping we often consider paying a little bit more to get a better suited peripheral for the task. We have still chosen the best priced mouse we could find today that meets this need.

Prey - Mooncrash Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Prey - Mooncrash falls within the following game genre grouping, Shooter, RPG, and as such places additional demands on the audio output you should be considering to enjoy this game. So the headset selection we have gone for is looking at a selection of better quality headsets. We are still choosing the best value headset available, it will not be the absolute cheapest you can find, because we have selected it from a better quality grouping, to help deliver the ideal build for this game. We have gone for the Logitech G635 7.1 for our initial build, which provides some great sounds at a reasonable price. You will see a button next to the headset name in the PC build list above, where you can see a few other headsets we have picked out, that are good value today.

An Alternative Prey - Mooncrash Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix OC 6GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative Nvidia PC build. It has a 5% better performance variation to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $209.