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Need For Speed 2019 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 11th Sep 2021

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Need For Speed 2019 then that is exactly what we will be doing in this review. Our challenge is in choosing the right priced PC items to get together an optimum build, which can meet the needs of Need For Speed 2019. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably on the best graphics possible, running 1440p as the native screen size. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

This title falls in the , Racing 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 1440p Price to Performance Need For Speed 2019 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$200.00
Graphics Card
$239.99
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Need For Speed 2019 PC Build Total Price $1,024.63
Rig
81
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $360.71, was previously $1,385.34.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Need For Speed 2019 PC Build

Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play Need For Speed 2019 at 1440p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1440p. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $47.68 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 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $229.99. With a price of $239.99 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

This build will need to have at least 4.092GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 6GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Need For Speed 2019 1440p Motherboard and CPU

ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the LGA 1151 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $200 and really works well with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $161.03, which was on 1st Dec 2020.

At $72.99 the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Need For Speed 2019 PC build. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 was priced at $59.99 on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Need For Speed 2019 At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet Need For Speed 2019 requirements, with a view to running reliable FPS at Ultra settings leads us to Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. Today it is one of the best priced RAM options at $42.99 and will certainly support the CPU and GPU well. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Need For Speed 2019

Now on to the frame rates for our Need For Speed 2019 running on GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB at 1440p. We should see an average of 67 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 48 FPS.

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If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 4k then we expect to see around a figure of 28 FPS on Ultra or 40 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for Need For Speed 2019 performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1440p. To begin we see that FIFA 22 is expected to achieve 48FPS on Ultra and 67FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Star Citizen we would find 48FPS on Ultra raising to 67FPS at High. For our last comparison, Battlefield 2042, we would likely achieve 48 FPS on Ultra and 67 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Need For Speed 2019 Graphics Card Option for 1440p

As an alternative to the Nvidia manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. It has a 7% better performance difference compared to our selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $899.98.