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GRID 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run GRID then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game with ultra settings selected, returning the visuals upon a 1080p monitor screen. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our GRID represent good value for money.

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. GRID is a title which sits in the , Sim, Racing 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 2019 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 GRID PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$277.99
Graphics Card
$379.99
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
GRID PC Build Total Price $1,242.62
Rig
9.8
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $229.72, was previously $1,472.34.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p GRID PC Build

Our key objective when putting together our next gaming PC is always going to be finding a great price point for the most performance we can. Today’s build we start by looking for the right graphics card, at the right price, that can run GRID at 1080p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1080p. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB is $379.99 recorded at 19th Dec 2019. Todays price is $379.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $20 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

Selecting The Right GRID 1080p 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 i7-9700KF 8-Core 3.6GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $277.99 and really works well with the GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 7th Apr 2021, which had it marked up at $259.64.

Today the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 competitively costs $72.99, which provides it a place in our build today. 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 GRID At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our GRID 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 GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB and Core i7-9700KF 8-Core 3.6GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. 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 GRID

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running GRID at around 55 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 77 FPS at high graphics.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

We expect GRID would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 42 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 59 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new GRID PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Resident Evil 8 should get 55 when run on Ultra and this raises to 77 FPS on High. The popular Days Gone gets a return of 55 FPS on Ultra and then up to 77 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 55 FPS run at Ultra and 77 frames on High.

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An Alternative GRID Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are wanting a graphics choice from the other team then our suggestion would be the AMD Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB video card, currently priced at $308.14. This option has a performance of 5% worse when compared to the GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.