1080p
1440p
4k

Beyond a Steel Sky 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Beyond a Steel Sky on Ultra. This is what we will be looking to explore and maintain in our review page here today. So we are finding the best priced peripherals and hardware for a new PC build that can run Beyond a Steel Sky With the mission objective being a high gaming standard with ultra graphics settings, using 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.

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. Beyond a Steel Sky is a title which sits in the , Adventure, Puzzler 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 2020 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 1 on our most demanding games list and 1 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 Beyond a Steel Sky 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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Beyond a Steel Sky PC Build Total Price $907.13
Rig
7.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $209.72, was previously $1,116.85.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Beyond a Steel Sky PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is currently priced at a competitive $164.99. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Dec 2019 where we saw it for $159.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Beyond a Steel Sky at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $14.01 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

This build will need to have at least 3GB 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 Beyond a Steel Sky 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Beyond a Steel Sky build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $157.5 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $59, which was on 27th May 2020.

The ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard has a cost today of $72.99 that helps find it a place in today’s Beyond a Steel Sky build. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $59.99, which was recorded at 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Beyond a Steel Sky 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 Beyond a Steel Sky PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $42.99, 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. A low price point for this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was spotted on 29th Nov 2019, where we saw it at $30.35.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Beyond a Steel Sky

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 112 FPS on High settings in Beyond a Steel Sky 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 80.

Premium Feature

PC Build Research Area

Beyond a Steel Sky
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

We expect Beyond a Steel Sky would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 61 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 85 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this Beyond a Steel Sky PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Star Citizen will get 80 on Ultra and 112 FPS on High graphics settings with the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. Whereas on Resident Evil 8 we see a return of 80 FPS on Ultra and 112 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is 80 FPS run at Ultra and 112 on High.

Premium Feature

An Alternative Beyond a Steel Sky Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from Nvidia. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB graphics card has a 4% better performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $219.99.