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Narcos: Rise of the Cartels 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 17th Aug 2021

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet Narcos: Rise of the Cartels recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for Narcos: Rise of the Cartels. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince with max graphics running, along with a 1080p monitor resolution. Todays prices will be checked every few hours to make sure only the best hardware at the best prices will be displayed for this build.

Getting our best PC build together today we consider some of the characteristics of this game, which will help us better select the right hardware components for Narcos: Rise of the Cartels. First and foremost we will be looking at value for money, hunting through our curated list of gaming hardware and then cherry picking the best priced items available today. As this game falls into the , Strategy, Action genre category, this can certainly influence some of the hardware selection below, especially some of the peripherals we select out, to make sure they might the games key specialities. Something else we can consider is that Narcos: Rise of the Cartels would have been built on PC hardware from around 2019 or leading up to that period, by the developers. So it is usually fairly safe to consider hardware from that period as suitable.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Narcos: Rise of the Cartels PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
Graphics Card
$169.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151
$72.99
Case
Fractal Design Focus G Mid Tower White Side Window ATX
$42.99
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
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels PC Build Total Price $984.50
Rig
3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $228.32, was previously $1,212.82.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Narcos: Rise of the Cartels PC Build

Not wanting to pay over the odds for hardware we dont actually need, is a gamers primary objective when building their next PC. But obviously in this specific PC build we want to ensure enough we choose something with enough performance capability to run Narcos: Rise of the Cartels at 1080p ultra graphics options. We have taken a look at a whole bunch of graphics card prices today and compared them to the hardware’s gaming performance and our choice for this game is the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB. We will get into its expected FPS for this game a bit later in the article, but for now we know it will deliver reliable frame rates at ultra 1080p. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB is $169.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019. Todays price is $169.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. Its price over the past couple of weeks has increased a bit by $169.99, which makes us think additional savings can be made here if you shop around.

Selecting The Right Narcos: Rise of the Cartels 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the LGA 1151 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151. The Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor will then fit in and accompany our GeForce GTX 1650 EVGA XC Ultra Black Gaming 4GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $167.87. A low end price for this CPU would be $119.99, which we saw it priced at on 16th Mar 2020.

And with the motherboard costing $72.99 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $59.99, which was recorded at 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Narcos: Rise of the Cartels At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this Narcos: Rise of the Cartels build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. It is currently priced at $42.99. While among the best priced system memory for this build it will still provide us with the ability to reach our desired FPS for the 1080p ultra setting, that we have been focusing on with this PC. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $59.99, and this was on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Narcos: Rise of the Cartels

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 95 FPS on High settings in Narcos: Rise of the Cartels at 1080p. There may be some lower frame rates in some parts of the game, but we have chosen the components to get some solid frame rates. Increasing the quality in the game to Ultra, will see us still getting an FPS of 68.

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Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running Narcos: Rise of the Cartels at 1440p would be pulling in about 73 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 52 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

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. Resident Evil 8 should get 68 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 95 frames at High settings. Star Citizen can get an Ultra FPS of 68 FPS and increases to 95 FPS for High. Dying Light 2 is expected to be around 68 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 95 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Narcos: Rise of the Cartels

We opted for this higher quality gaming mouse, Cooler Master MM710, because it would cater to the , Strategy, Action genre type that Narcos: Rise of the Cartels sits in. This is still the best priced mouse we had in our lists today, just a better quality peripheral than we might normally consider.

An Alternative Narcos: Rise of the Cartels 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 Narcos: Rise of the Cartels 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.