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Apex Legends 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Apex Legends, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Apex Legends and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. With the mission objective being a high gaming standard with max graphics running, returning the visuals upon a 1080p monitor screen. 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, Online 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 Apex Legends PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$157.50
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151
$72.99
Case
Fractal Design Focus G Mid Tower White Side Window ATX
$42.99
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
Apex Legends PC Build Total Price $1,018.25
Rig
73
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $193.60, was previously $1,211.85.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Apex Legends PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Apex Legends in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $164.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $14.01 over the last two weeks. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Dec 2019, which had it priced at $159.

This build will need to have at least 4GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 8GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Apex Legends 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151), that can provide us with the cpu LGA 1151 socket type. This is so we can select the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $157.5. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 27th May 2020 where we saw it for $59.This CPU and GPU provide the required Apex Legends experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

The awesome ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 is highly competitive, priced at $72.99, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. Bottom motherboard prices recorded for this mobo was when we saw it at $59.99, on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Apex Legends At The Right Price

The Apex Legends 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 1080p ultra and so the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz which we have found for $42.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. 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 Apex Legends

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Apex Legends at around 64 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 89 FPS at high graphics.

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Apex Legends
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

With the larger screen resolutions always being of interest and something to consider, let’s take a look at how this build could perform. Running a 1440p Apex Legends we would expect 68 FPS at High and a drop to 48 when run at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this Apex Legends PC we will still want it to do ok when running other popular games. So to give us an idea about our builds performance lets see how it deals these 3 popular games at 1080p. Dying Light 2 will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 64 and a High setting FPS of 89 frames. Far Cry 6 expects Ultra FPS around 64 which will improve to 89 FPS for High settings. Battlefield 2042 is expected to be around 64 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 89 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Apex Legends

The , Shooter, Online genre means that we would be looking for our build’s mouse selection to be of higher quality than normal, so we have chosen the Cooler Master MM710 as the best mouse option based on today’s prices versus gamer quality.

Apex Legends 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 Logitech G635 7.1, because it will cater to the , Shooter, Online genre type that Apex Legends 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 Apex Legends Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is a fan of team AMD, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested Nvidia card, the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB. It is placed at 4% better performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up Apex Legends frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $219.99.