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Planetside 3 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 14th Aug 2021

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play Planetside 3 on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great Planetside 3 experience. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably at the highest graphics settings, using 1080p monitor resolution. These prices are are checked multiple times each day and we update the build if other hardware is better value for money, while still meeting our gaming hardware standards.

Today we find Planetside 3 is currently 1 on our list of most demanding games and in our list at 1 of most popular games. It also falls in under the , Shooter, Online game genre types, which itself can influence some of our choices of hardware today, to make sure we better meet the hardware needs of the game. This sort of information will help us build a fuller picture and better understand what to select when putting our best build PC together for the game. Interestingly, it might be worth thinking about the performance of the hardware that the game was originally built on, which would have been from 2021 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Planetside 3 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
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$42.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$86.11
Planetside 3 PC Build Total Price $1,273.74
Rig
9.8
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $254.48, was previously $1,528.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Planetside 3 PC Build

Obviously one of the most important components for this build is the graphics card. We can take a look at the best price to performance hardware right now to help deliver a system that can run Planetside 3 at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $397.99, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Planetside 3. As a point of interest this graphics card has increased its price by $9.91 over the past two weeks. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 6th Dec 2019 and it was priced at $376.05.

Selecting The Right Planetside 3 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the Socket AM4 socket type is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Ryzen 5 2600 processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $185.99. A low end price for this CPU would be $59.9, which we saw it priced at on 7th Jul 2020.

The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard has a cost today of $59.99 that helps find it a place in today’s Planetside 3 build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 18th Feb 2021, this motherboard was priced at a low of $51.88.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Planetside 3 At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Planetside 3 built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be well priced at $42.99 and will complement the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB and Ryzen 5 2600 selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. 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 Planetside 3

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 85 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 61 at 1080p.

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Increasing the screen resolution for Planetside 3 would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 47 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 65 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Planetside 3 PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Forza Horizon 5, Resident Evil 8 and Back 4 Blood. Starting with Forza Horizon 5 we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 61FPS on Ultra and 85FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Resident Evil 8 likely to achieve 61FPS on Ultra and 85FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Back 4 Blood at Ultra setting we can expect 61 FPS, raising to 85 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Planetside 3

We have chosen a great valued but higher performing mouse today with the Cooler Master MM710 gaming mouse. We felt a better performance mouse would better suit Planetside 3 because it falls into the , Shooter, Online genre groupings and would benefit from the extra mouse quality the Cooler Master MM710 delivers.

Planetside 3 Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

The Planetside 3 is a , Shooter, Online 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 Logitech G635 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 Planetside 3 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from Nvidia. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB graphics card has a 4% worse performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $379.99.