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Ubisoft has confirmed a new Far Cry game is to be announced. It is rumoured to be Far Cry 6 but it may also be a Far Cry 5 spin-off.
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Far Cry 6 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 21st Jun 2021

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Far Cry 6, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Far Cry 6 and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates with ultra graphics settings, returning the visuals upon a 1080p monitor screen. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

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. Far Cry 6 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 2021 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 3 in our list of 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 1080p Price to Performance Far Cry 6 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
Graphics Card
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
Asus Prime B450M mATX AM4
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
AOC 22 inch 5ms
Razer Ornata Chroma
Cooler Master MM710
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
Far Cry 6 PC Build Total Price $1,839.73
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $8.00, was previously $1,831.73.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Far Cry 6 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 Far Cry 6 at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $689.99, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Far Cry 6. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $40 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 29th Feb 2020 where we saw it for $679.99.

Far Cry 6 needs 8GB of VRAM to suitably store adequate amounts of image data during transfer between video card and processor. Our GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB graphics card has 8GB which will be suitable for this resolution of gaming.

Selecting The Right Far Cry 6 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the Asus Prime B450M mATX AM4), that can provide us with the cpu Socket AM4 socket type. This is so we can select the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $199.99. Looking through our price records we noticed that this processor was seen on 7th Jul 2020 priced at $56.98.This CPU and GPU provide the required Far Cry 6 experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $77.99 Asus Prime B450M mATX AM4 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 28th Nov 2019, this motherboard was priced at a low of $49.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Far Cry 6 At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet Far Cry 6 requirements, with a view to running reliable FPS at Ultra settings leads us to Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz. Today it is one of the best priced RAM options at $52.99 and will certainly support the CPU and GPU well. Our RAM recorded prices put this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz price at $50 on 7th Aug 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Far Cry 6

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Far Cry 6 at around 58 average frames per second, on 1080p screen resolution. This should be achieved on ultra graphics settings. If you turn a few graphics options down we expect around 81 FPS at high graphics.

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PC Build Research Area

Far Cry 6
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 1440p then we expect to see around a figure of 44 FPS on Ultra or 62 FPS on High.

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. Battlefield 2042 should get 85 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 106 frames at High settings. Elden Ring can get an Ultra FPS of 104 FPS and increases to 146 FPS for High. Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis is expected to be around 200+ FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 200+ FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Far Cry 6

We have chosen a great valued but higher performing mouse today with the Cooler Master MM710 gaming mouse. We felt a better performance mouse would better suit Far Cry 6 because it falls into the Shooter, Action genre groupings and would benefit from the extra mouse quality the Cooler Master MM710 delivers.

Far Cry 6 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 Far Cry 6 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 Far Cry 6 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is a fan of team Nvidia, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested AMD card, the Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB. It is placed at 11% better performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up Far Cry 6 frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $1288.