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Darksiders Genesis 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 Darksiders Genesis then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time with top tier graphics options selected, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

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 , RPG, Action genres, and this can sometimes sway some of the requirements of hardware we choose. Something else to consider is that Darksiders Genesis 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 Darksiders Genesis PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$185.99
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$59.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
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
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Darksiders Genesis PC Build Total Price $1,036.62
Rig
81
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $232.24, was previously $1,268.86.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Darksiders Genesis PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Darksiders Genesis in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $239.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $47.68, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $229.99.

Our ideal build will need to come with either 4GB of VRAM or more than. This is used by the computer to store image data quickly as it passes image information from GPU to CPU. Our selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB comes with 6GB of VRAM which should cover image transfer for Darksiders Genesis at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Darksiders Genesis 1080p Motherboard and CPU

GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the Socket AM4 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Ryzen 5 2600. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $185.99 and really works well with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $59.9, which was on 7th Jul 2020.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $59.99 GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 18th Feb 2021, this motherboard was priced at a low of $51.88.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Darksiders Genesis At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this Darksiders Genesis build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. It is currently priced at $42.99. While among the best priced system memory for this build it will still provide us with the ability to reach our desired FPS for the 1080p ultra setting, that we have been focusing on with this PC. 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 Darksiders Genesis

Now on to the frame rates for our Darksiders Genesis running on GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 88 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 63 FPS.

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Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 48 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 67 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this Darksiders Genesis PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Far Cry 6 will get 63 on Ultra and 88 FPS on High graphics settings with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. Whereas on Grand Theft Auto VI we see a return of 63 FPS on Ultra and 88 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Dying Light 2, which is 63 FPS run at Ultra and 88 on High.

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An Alternative Darksiders Genesis Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are looking for a graphics card from AMD instead of the one we have selected in this build then you could try Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has a 7% 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 $899.98.