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Kerbal Space Program 2 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Kerbal Space Program 2 then that is exactly what we will be doing in this review. Our challenge is in choosing the right priced PC items to get together an optimum build, which can meet the needs of Kerbal Space Program 2. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince on the best graphics possible, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. As new gaming components are released for PC we will continue to review prices here each day and consider swapping in and out better components.

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 , Sandbox, Sim 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 2021 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 1 placed game on our most demanding games of today list 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 Kerbal Space Program 2 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$200.00
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
Kerbal Space Program 2 PC Build Total Price $1,024.63
Rig
81
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $209.72, was previously $1,234.35.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Kerbal Space Program 2 PC Build

Lets not pay over the odds when we put this game’s graphics card in. We want something that can play Kerbal Space Program 2 at 1080p ultra graphics options and we want something that has a reasonable price compared to the other graphics options. The GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB has been looking like a good stand in for this games curated PC build, based on the price of $239.99 that we found it marked at today. It will certainly help return suitable FPS, which we will go into a bit later in the article, at ultra 1080p. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it priced at $229.99. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $47.68 during the past two weeks.

Our PC build has 6GB of onboard card memory to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. At this resolution the game will need at least 4GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right Kerbal Space Program 2 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 Kerbal Space Program 2 build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $200 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz is $161.03 on 1st Dec 2020.

And with the motherboard costing $72.99 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. Bottom motherboard prices recorded for this mobo was when we saw it at $59.99, on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Kerbal Space Program 2 At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this Kerbal Space Program 2 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. Our RAM recorded prices put this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz price at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Kerbal Space Program 2

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 63 FPS in Kerbal Space Program 2 at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 88 FPS for High graphics settings.

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We expect Kerbal Space Program 2 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

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for Kerbal Space Program 2 performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. To begin we see that Dying Light 2 is expected to achieve 63FPS on Ultra and 88FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Days Gone we would find 63FPS on Ultra raising to 88FPS at High. For our last comparison, Resident Evil 8, we would likely achieve 63 FPS on Ultra and 88 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Kerbal Space Program 2 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are wanting a graphics choice from the other team then our suggestion would be the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB video card, currently priced at $899.98. This option has a performance of 7% better when compared to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.