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The Bards Tale IV: Directors Cut 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 27th Oct 2020

If you are looking to buy a new PC that can play The Bards Tale IV: Directors Cut then below you will find we explore exactly that. We are putting together a gaming PC build for The Bards Tale IV: Directors Cut 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, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run The Bards Tale IV: Directors Cut. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

Getting our best PC build together today we consider some of the characteristics of this game, which will help us better select the right hardware components for The Bards Tale IV: Directors Cut. First and foremost we will be looking at value for money, hunting through our curated list of gaming hardware and then cherry picking the best priced items available today. As this game falls into the RPG genre category, this can certainly influence some of the hardware selection below, especially some of the peripherals we select out, to make sure they might the games key specialities. Something else we can consider is that The Bards Tale IV: Directors Cut would have been built on PC hardware from around 2019 or leading up to that period, by the developers. So it is usually fairly safe to consider hardware from that period as suitable.

Best 1080p Price to Performance The Bards Tale IV: Directors Cut PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$92.41
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
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
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$13.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$47.23
The Bards Tale IV: Directors Cut PC Build Total Price $1,105.33
Rig
6.9
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $5.96, was previously $1,099.37.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p The Bards Tale IV: Directors Cut PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on The Bards Tale IV: Directors Cut at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $164.99 which really helped mark it as a good fit.For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Dec 2019 and it was priced at $159. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $14.01, further supporting our selection in this hardware.

Selecting The Right The Bards Tale IV: Directors Cut 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the LGA 1151 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. The Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz processor will then fit in and accompany our Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $92.41. A low end price for this CPU would be $59, which we saw it priced at on 27th May 2020.

Today the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 competitively costs $49.46, which provides it a place in our build today. The cheapest motherboard price for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 was recorded as $32.99, which was on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For The Bards Tale IV: Directors Cut At The Right Price

The The Bards Tale IV: Directors Cut PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1080p ultra and so the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz which we have found for $32.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. We looked through our records and saw that the RAM prices on 29th Nov 2019, represented a low price point $30.35. Which gives us an indication of how things sit today with the RAM price

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on The Bards Tale IV: Directors Cut

With this current build we expect to see a return of 64 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in The Bards Tale IV: Directors Cut. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 89 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

The Bards Tale IV: Directors Cut
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 48 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 68 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for The Bards Tale IV: Directors Cut runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at Assassins Creed: Valhalla we see this pc build is likely to get 38FPS on Ultra and 57FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Watch Dogs Legion to return 54FPS on Ultra and 75FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Mafia: Definitive Edition, which is 28 FPS running at Ultra, and 39 on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative The Bards Tale IV: Directors Cut Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix OC 6GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative Nvidia PC build. It has a 5% better performance variation to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $209.99.