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Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 22nd Aug 2021

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest from a carefully selected set of our favourite hardware components that are priced best today. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run at top end graphics settings, while running on 1080p screen res. 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.

We will be looking across a range of things to help evaluate this best gamer build. We will be looking across the range of best value for money components based on today’s prices. Something that can influence our peripheral selection is that the game is found in the , Strategy, RPG, Management genres, and this can sometimes sway some of the requirements of hardware we choose. Something else to consider is that Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest would have been built on PC hardware from 2019 and shortly before this period. All interesting points for sure, but what we are really after is that we want to select components that best fit this game type but will also be today’s best value for money hardware of good enough quality to meet the game’s needs.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
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
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest PC Build Total Price $979.50
Rig
7.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $216.83, was previously $1,196.33.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest 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 Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $164.99, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest. 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. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Dec 2019 and it was priced at $159.

4GB of VRAM is needed by Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest. This memory acts as a super fast image storage buffer between GPU and CPU and our selected Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB comes with 8GB of VRAM. This should be a suitable amount for our PC at this gaming resolution.

Selecting The Right Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor based around the shared LGA 1151 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest experience, that helps achieve steady frames at this resolution. The chosen cpu has itself been selected because it represents a good fit with the game and the price we found it at when comparing today’s cpu market prices, finding it currently priced at $167.87. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz is $119.99 on 16th Mar 2020.

Having the competitive price tag of $72.99, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest PC build. The cheapest motherboard price for the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 was recorded as $59.99, which was on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be well priced at $42.99 and will complement the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB and Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. To help provide a sense of cost for this RAM, the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was priced at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 89 FPS on High settings in Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest 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 64.

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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 Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest 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 get a more general understanding of how our PC build for Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. To begin we see that Back 4 Blood is expected to achieve 64FPS on Ultra and 89FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Days Gone we would find 64FPS on Ultra raising to 89FPS at High. For our last comparison, FIFA 22, we would likely achieve 64 FPS on Ultra and 89 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest

Finding a mouse for a game that falls into the , Strategy, RPG, Management genre group has given us reason to improve the quality of mouse we are willing to put into this PC build. We have therefore found the Cooler Master MM710 mouse that is today’s best priced, higher performing gamer mouse, and one that can still deliver the gaming quality we are after for Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest.

An Alternative Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are looking for a graphics card from Nvidia instead of the one we have selected in this build then you could try GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB, which has a 4% better performance difference, so still similar capabilities. We have chosen it based on its price-performance figure as well, as it is currently priced at $219.99.