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ShockRods 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 29th Jan 2020

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play ShockRods, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run ShockRods and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably at top end graphics settings, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

ShockRods is currently not in our top demanding games list. It is also considered a Action, Shooter 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 not really figuring in our more popular games lists. 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 ShockRods PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$174.99
Graphics Card
$229.99
Memory
HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$36.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 450W 80+ White
$48.99
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$119.99
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$79.65
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Razer DeathAdder Elite
$32.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
ShockRods PC Build Total Price $1,028.54
Rig
9.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $34.35, was previously $994.19.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p ShockRods PC Build

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run ShockRods at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $229.99. Todays price of $229.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

Selecting The Right ShockRods 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 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $174.99. Our cheapest price recorded for the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz was $169, which we spotted on 6th Jan 2020.This CPU and GPU provide the required ShockRods experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

And with the motherboard costing $54.99 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 29th Nov 2019 at $54.99.

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

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for ShockRods, the correct RAM selection is obviously important. We are looking for something that is well priced but also capable of meeting the games requirements. The HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is well priced at $36.99 and fits with the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz and GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. A price point for this RAM was down to $36.99 on 28th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on ShockRods

Now on to the frame rates for our ShockRods running on GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 88 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 63 FPS.

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PC Build Research Area

ShockRods
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Increasing the screen resolution for ShockRods would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 48 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 67 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

When buying a gaming PC for a specific game we still expect it to run other popular games. So as a benchmark lets see how well todays best priced PC build can deal with these 3 games at 1080p. Cyberpunk 2077 should get 48 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 67 frames at High settings. Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order can get an Ultra FPS of 89 FPS and increases to 124 FPS for High. Star Citizen is expected to be around 81 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 113 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For ShockRods

The Action, Shooter 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 Razer DeathAdder Elite as the best mouse option based on today’s prices versus gamer quality.

ShockRods Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

The ShockRods is a Action, Shooter genre game and so keeping that in mind we have chosen to improve the quality of headset that we are looking at adding to this build. In light of that the clear sounds quality and improved experience offered by the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 got our attention and today it is the best priced in its category as well. There are other options, some cheaper, that you can see by clicking our Headset selection list button above, in the build table.

An Alternative ShockRods 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 $397.83. This option has a performance of 7% better when compared to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.

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