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Set in a cyberpunk future, Ghostrunner is a first-person action game in which players must clamber to the top of a giant tower built by the Architect. Ghostrunner features one-hit-kill mechanics, bullet-time, and parkour. Think Mirror's Edge meets Hotline Miami and Superhot and you're on the right track.
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Ghostrunner 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 25th Nov 2020

What is the best PC to buy for Ghostrunner? 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 Ghostrunner might put on the gaming PC. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably with ultra graphics settings, along with a 1080p monitor resolution. We visit this page every day to check on the prices and selected components we have added for this PC build. Naturally as new better hardware is found we will be adding and swapping to optimise this list with a view to giving us all a good jumping off point regarding expected build quality and pricing levels for our new Ghostrunner build.

Let’s consider some of the interesting characteristics about this game, to help us build something that matches the sort of game we are considering to build a PC for. As we know it comes under the Action, 1st Person, Racing genre style categories, which may well influence some of our peripheral selections, ensuring we consider the specifics for the games requirements. Looking at its development the game was built during 2020 and around that period and the devs themselves probably had hardware comparable to some of the latest hardware of that period. In terms of its relative hardware demanding position, it is considered by us as not featuring on our list of most demanding games of today at least at the moment, although that list shifts regularly. Obviously these points help give us a better picture of what we may want in the build, but they are only supporting us because when we choose, it is the best priced components that will find their way into this build today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Ghostrunner PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$165.85
Graphics Card
$308.14
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$62.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$10.87
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Ghostrunner PC Build Total Price $1,277.72
Rig
9.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $20.18, was previously $1,257.54.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Ghostrunner PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on Ghostrunner at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $308.14 which really helped mark it as a good fit.Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 19th Dec 2019 which had it priced at $297.52. Exploring the price trends for this card shows us it has increased its price by $10.62 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 4 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right Ghostrunner 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the Socket AM4 socket type is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $165.85. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it marked up at $119.99.

Having the competitive price tag of $62.99, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this Ghostrunner PC build. A low recorded price for this motherboard was spotted on 25th Jun 2020 where it was $53.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Ghostrunner At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this Ghostrunner 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 $32.99. 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. 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 Ghostrunner

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 70 FPS on High settings in Ghostrunner 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 50.

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PC Build Research Area

Ghostrunner
Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB

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At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. Ghostrunner running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 38 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 53 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Ghostrunner PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Godfall, Microsoft Flight Simulator and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Starting with Godfall we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 46FPS on Ultra and 64FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Microsoft Flight Simulator likely to achieve 70FPS on Ultra and 97FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at Ultra setting we can expect 84 FPS, raising to 117 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Ghostrunner Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative Nvidia PC build. It has a 5% worse performance variation to the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $299.99.