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Islanders 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 17th Aug 2021

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet Islanders recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for Islanders. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates with max graphics running, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for Islanders listed on the page.

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. Islanders is a title which sits in the , Strategy, Casual, Turn-based 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 Islanders PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$149.99
Graphics Card
$99.88
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
Cooler Master MM710
$42.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Islanders PC Build Total Price $890.51
Rig
1.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $233.97, was previously $1,124.48.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Islanders PC Build

Obviously one of the most important components for this build is the graphics card. We can take a look at the best price to performance hardware right now to help deliver a system that can run Islanders at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the Radeon RX 550X 4GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $99.88, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Islanders. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increase its price by $99.88, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around.

Selecting The Right Islanders 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4), that can provide us with the cpu Socket AM4 socket type. This is so we can select the Ryzen 5 2400G that has the best price to performance position today, at $149.99. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $118.98, which was on 3rd Dec 2019.This CPU and GPU provide the required Islanders experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

The awesome GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 is highly competitive, priced at $59.99, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. The cheapest motherboard price for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was recorded as $51.88, which was on 18th Feb 2021.

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

One of the most important hardware parts of this computer is the system memory or RAM. To make sure our resolution target and frame rates are met we have chosen to put in Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. This is currently priced at $42.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. A price point for this RAM was down to $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Islanders

This computer setup should be looking at getting 18 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in Islanders. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 25 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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Islanders
Radeon RX 550X 4GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run Islanders at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 19 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 13.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this Islanders PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Far Cry 6 will get 18 on Ultra and 25 FPS on High graphics settings with the Radeon RX 550X 4GB. Whereas on Resident Evil 8 we see a return of 18 FPS on Ultra and 25 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Dying Light 2, which is 18 FPS run at Ultra and 25 on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Islanders

The , Strategy, Casual, Turn-based genre means that we would be looking for our build’s mouse selection to be of higher quality than normal, so we have chosen the Cooler Master MM710 as the best mouse option based on today’s prices versus gamer quality.

An Alternative Islanders Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is interested in going with a AMD card, like the one we have opted for in this build. So you could try going for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB instead, which comes with a 118% better performance adjustment when compared to Radeon RX 550X 4GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $239.99 at the moment.