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A story driven medieval fantasy adventure. You awake without any idea of who you are, where you are or what has happened to you. Explore this dark, cold world as you try to find your answers. Craft, solve puzzles and complete quests to unlock the secrets of Lightmare Castle.
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Lightmare Castle 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 27th Nov 2020

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet Lightmare Castle recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for Lightmare Castle. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince on ultra graphics settings, and 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.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. Lightmare Castle is a title which sits in the Adventure, RPG genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2019 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is not currently in our top most demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Lightmare Castle PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$159.99
Graphics Card
$169.99
Memory
HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$30.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.60
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$13.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Lightmare Castle PC Build Total Price $1,162.91
Rig
3.3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $12.69, was previously $1,150.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Lightmare Castle 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 Lightmare Castle at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $169.99, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Lightmare Castle. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has increased its price by $169.99 over the past two weeks. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $169.99.

Selecting The Right Lightmare Castle 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor based around the shared LGA 1151 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great Lightmare Castle experience, that helps achieve steady frames at this resolution. The chosen cpu has itself been selected because it represents a good fit with the game and the price we found it at when comparing today’s cpu market prices, finding it currently priced at $159.99. Looking through our price records we noticed that this processor was seen on 16th Mar 2020 priced at $119.99.

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 Lightmare Castle build. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 was priced at $32.99 on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Lightmare Castle At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Lightmare Castle, 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 $30.99 and fits with the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz and GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. The cheapest system memory price for HyperX Fury 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz was recorded as $30.99, and this was on 19th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Lightmare Castle

Running a PC build with these hardware components for Lightmare Castle we expect to see about a 105 FPS average, with a few low frame rates in some of the more intense scenes. You could up the quality of game graphics to Ultra, which will see the FPS drop to 75 at 1080p.

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PC Build Research Area

Lightmare Castle
GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB

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If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 1440p then we expect to see around a figure of 57 FPS on Ultra or 80 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this Lightmare Castle PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Microsoft Flight Simulator will get 45 on Ultra and 62 FPS on High graphics settings with the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB. Whereas on Grand Theft Auto VI we see a return of 12 FPS on Ultra and 16 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Assassins Creed: Valhalla, which is 25 FPS run at Ultra and 37 on High.

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An Alternative Lightmare Castle Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is a fan of team Nvidia, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested AMD card, the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. It is placed at 30% better performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up Lightmare Castle frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $164.99.