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DownStream: VR Whitewater Kayaking 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 3rd Sep 2021

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run DownStream: VR Whitewater Kayaking then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time with ultra settings selected, while running on 1080p screen res. Every day we run through our carefully chosen gaming hardware and cherry pick today’s lowest priced hardware components to help us achieve this optimum PC build list.

DownStream: VR Whitewater Kayaking is currently 1 ranked on the top demanding games list at the moment. It is also considered a , Action, Sim, Racing genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2019 and in the period leading up to this. This may be worth considering when understanding the performance requirements a PC for this title might be expected to have. It is currently one of the more popular titles on the site and sat at 1 of our most popular games list. All this background info will help us better choose the components today for this game PC build, but our main factor will of course be price to performance for each component and peripheral we choose below.

Best 1080p Price to Performance DownStream: VR Whitewater Kayaking PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$185.99
Graphics Card
$397.99
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
DownStream: VR Whitewater Kayaking PC Build Total Price $1,162.62
Rig
9.8
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $222.25, was previously $1,384.87.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p DownStream: VR Whitewater Kayaking PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB is currently priced at a competitive $397.99. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB is $376.05 recorded at 6th Dec 2019.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run DownStream: VR Whitewater Kayaking at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. Exploring the price trends for this card shows us it has increased its price by $9.91 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card.

Selecting The Right DownStream: VR Whitewater Kayaking 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this DownStream: VR Whitewater Kayaking build. With a Socket AM4 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Ryzen 5 2600, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $185.99 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. A low end price for this CPU would be $59.9, which we saw it priced at on 7th Jul 2020.

With the feature rich GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 priced competitively at $59.99 it is certainly in todays DownStream: VR Whitewater Kayaking build for a good reason. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $51.88, which was recorded at 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For DownStream: VR Whitewater Kayaking 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 low price point for this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was spotted on 29th Nov 2019, where we saw it at $30.35.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on DownStream: VR Whitewater Kayaking

Our PC build can run DownStream: VR Whitewater Kayaking at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 83 and we would expect an average of 60 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB, Ryzen 5 2600 combo we have put into this computer.

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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 45 FPS on Ultra or 64 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this DownStream: VR Whitewater Kayaking PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Days Gone will get 60 on Ultra and 83 FPS on High graphics settings with the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB. Whereas on FIFA 22 we see a return of 60 FPS on Ultra and 83 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is 60 FPS run at Ultra and 83 on High.

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An Alternative DownStream: VR Whitewater Kayaking Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative Nvidia PC build. It has a 4% worse performance variation to the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $379.99.