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Close to the Sun is an atmospheric horror adventure game set aboard the Helio in 1897. The creation of Nikola Tesla, Helios has been created as a utopia for the world's greatest scientific minds to gather, free from society. However, when journalist Rose Archer makes her way aboard, all is not as it seems.
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Close to the Sun 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 22nd Oct 2020

What is the best PC to buy for Close to the Sun? This is where our curated PC build coverage today will find us listing out today’s best priced computer hardware and peripherals to meet the demands that a game like Close to the Sun might put on the gaming PC. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince at top end graphics settings, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. 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.

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 Close to the Sun we can see that it is in the Adventure 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 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 Close to the Sun PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$166.99
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$53.99
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
Redragon K552
$34.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$13.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$47.03
Close to the Sun PC Build Total Price $1,224.24
Rig
8.8
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $17.15, was previously $1,207.09.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Close to the Sun PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Close to the Sun at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo 6GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $239.99. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo 6GB is $229.99 on 28th Nov 2019. And with that in mind the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo 6GB is a great match for Close to the Sun at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $47.68, further supporting our selection in this hardware.

Selecting The Right Close to the Sun 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. Its the best priced Socket AM4 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo 6GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $166.99. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $119.99, which we noticed it on 28th Nov 2019.

At $53.99 the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Close to the Sun PC build. This motherboard was priced at $53.99, which we saw on 25th Jun 2020. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Close to the Sun At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Close to the Sun PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $32.99, which is a cheap price for this amount of RAM. There are of course other options and configurations of system memory you might like to consider in your build. The cheapest system memory price for Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was recorded as $30.35, and this was on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Close to the Sun

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 88 FPS on High settings in Close to the Sun 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 63.

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PC Build Research Area

Close to the Sun
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Upping the screen size to 1440p for Close to the Sun using this build would return 67 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 48 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this Close to the Sun 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. Mafia: Definitive Edition will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 43 and a High setting FPS of 60 frames. eFootball PES 2021 expects Ultra FPS around 118 which will improve to 165 FPS for High settings. Microsoft Flight Simulator is expected to be around 19 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 26 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative Close to the Sun Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative AMD PC build. It has a 7% better performance variation to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo 6GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $579.99.