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Need For Speed Heat 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

What is the best PC to buy for Need For Speed 2019? This is where our curated PC build coverage today will find us listing out today’s best priced computer hardware and peripherals to meet the demands that a game like Need For Speed Heat might put on the gaming PC. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince with max graphics running, 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.

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 Need For Speed Heat. 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 , Action, Racing 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 Need For Speed Heat 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 Need For Speed Heat PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$239.99
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
Need For Speed Heat PC Build Total Price $992.50
Rig
8.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $229.72, was previously $1,222.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Need For Speed Heat PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is currently priced at a competitive $239.99. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $229.99.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Need For Speed Heat 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 $47.68 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 4.092 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right Need For Speed Heat 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 Need For Speed Heat build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $167.87 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 $119.99, which was on 16th Mar 2020.

With the feature rich ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 priced competitively at $72.99 it is certainly in todays Need For Speed Heat build for a good reason. 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 Need For Speed Heat At The Right Price

Our PC needs some well placed system memory to support our chosen CPU and GPU selections. As we are looking to achieve the 1080p ultra frame rates the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is currently priced at $42.99, which is among the better priced RAM today. 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 Need For Speed Heat

With this current build we expect to see a return of 63 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Need For Speed Heat. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 88 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Need For Speed Heat
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

We expect Need For Speed 2019 would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 48 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 67 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Need For Speed 2019 PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Star Citizen should get 63 when run on Ultra and this raises to 88 FPS on High. The popular Dying Light 2 gets a return of 63 FPS on Ultra and then up to 88 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 63 FPS run at Ultra and 88 frames on High.

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An Alternative Need For Speed Heat Graphics Card Option for 1080p

As an alternative to the Nvidia manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. It has a 7% better performance difference compared to our selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $899.98.