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SnowRunner 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run SnowRunner then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates with ultra graphics settings, and a 1080p screen 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 SnowRunner build.

If we are building a PC for a specific game then various game characteristics can be considered to help us put together the right computer. When considering SnowRunner we can see that it is in the , Sim genre categories and the devs chose to build it on the Havok platform. This can influence some of the peripheral selections we make, as we will be wanting to make sure that the components we choose are complementary to the games needs. Something often overlooked is that we know the game itself would be developed during and shortly before 2020. Therefore we can speculate that it would have been built by the developers with hardware that has similar performance capability from that period as well. This title is currently one of the more demanding titles on the site right now, sitting at 1 on our most demanding list of games. With those thoughts helping us select specific hardware to match this title we will now select the best priced hardware today to meet these requirements from our curated gaming hardware lists.

Best 1080p Price to Performance SnowRunner PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$239.99
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
SnowRunner PC Build Total Price $1,018.62
Rig
8.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $246.25, was previously $1,264.87.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p SnowRunner PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on SnowRunner at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $239.99 which really helped mark it as a good fit.For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is $229.99 on 28th Nov 2019. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $47.68 over the last two weeks.

Our ideal build will need to come with either 4GB of VRAM or more than. This is used by the computer to store image data quickly as it passes image information from GPU to CPU. Our selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB comes with 6GB of VRAM which should cover image transfer for SnowRunner at this resolution.

Selecting The Right SnowRunner 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Getting the motherboard selection right in this build helps us go on to choose a compatible cpu. With a good price today we find the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 with its Socket AM4 socket enables us to select the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz, which is priced right now at $199.99. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $56.98, which was on 7th Jul 2020.Now we have a great pairing in this rig allowing the CPU and GPU to work well together to get a solid SnowRunner experience for the best price point at 1080p.

With the feature rich GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 priced competitively at $59.99 it is certainly in todays SnowRunner build for a good reason. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was priced at $51.88 on 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For SnowRunner 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. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on SnowRunner

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running SnowRunner at around 71 average frames per second, on 1080p screen resolution. This should be achieved on ultra graphics settings. If you turn a few graphics options down we expect around 99 FPS at high graphics.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 1440p then we expect to see around a figure of 54 FPS on Ultra or 76 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for SnowRunner 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 Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to achieve 71FPS on Ultra and 99FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Resident Evil 8 we would find 71FPS on Ultra raising to 99FPS at High. For our last comparison, FIFA 22, we would likely achieve 71 FPS on Ultra and 99 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative SnowRunner 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.