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Save the world without hope. Year 2040. An action TPS where you will become one of the EDF soldiers and fight against the invaders from outer space which ruined the world. In the world settings which differs from the original "EARTH DEFENSE FORCE" series, more than 50 missions in five difficulties a
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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 26th Mar 2020

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS on the best graphics possible, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is currently not in our top demanding games list. It is also considered a Action 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 Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$234.96
Graphics Card
$358.99
Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$57.43
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
$82.68
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$32.99
Mouse
Redragon M719 Invader
$18.99
Headset
Logitech G430 7.1 USB
$47.29
Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain PC Build Total Price $1,144.75
Rig
3.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $1.52, was previously $1,146.27.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain PC Build

Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the GeForce GTX 1650 MSI Gaming 4GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $322.99. With a price of $358.99 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

Selecting The Right Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i5-9600 6-Core 3.1GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $234.96 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. Looking through our price records we noticed that this processor was seen on 28th Nov 2019 priced at $199.99.

The MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard has a cost today of $49.46 that helps find it a place in today’s Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain build. A low recorded price for this motherboard was spotted on 28th Dec 2019 where it was $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $32.99, which is a cheap price for this amount of RAM. There are of course other options and configurations of system memory you might like to consider in your build. Our RAM recorded prices put this Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz price at $29.49 on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain at around 61 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 85 FPS at high graphics.

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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain
GeForce GTX 1650 MSI Gaming 4GB

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If we are looking for some larger screen resolutions with this computer, then Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain would return 47 FPS on 1440p at Ultra graphics setting. This FPS would improve to 65 FPS average at High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at Doom Eternal we see this pc build is likely to get 38FPS on Ultra and 53FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Half-Life: Alyx to return 11FPS on Ultra and 15FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Black Mesa, which is 45 FPS running at Ultra, and 63 on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain 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 570 XFX RS XXX 8GB video card, currently priced at $139.99. This option has a performance of 15% better when compared to the GeForce GTX 1650 MSI Gaming 4GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.