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Before We Leave is a (mostly) combat-free sci-fi city-building game. Players must rebuild civilisation, hopping across multiple planets to build resource networks and overcoming ancient challenges. Just beware the hungry grazing space whales you may want to nibble on your planet.
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Before We Leave 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 17th Nov 2020

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run Before We Leave then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates at the highest graphics settings, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. As new gaming components are released for PC we will continue to review prices here each day and consider swapping in and out better components.

We will be looking across a range of things to help evaluate this best gamer build. We will be looking across the range of best value for money components based on today’s prices. Something that can influence our peripheral selection is that the game is found in the Strategy, Management, Sandbox genres, and this can sometimes sway some of the requirements of hardware we choose. Something else to consider is that Before We Leave would have been built on PC hardware from 2020 and shortly before this period. All interesting points for sure, but what we are really after is that we want to select components that best fit this game type but will also be today’s best value for money hardware of good enough quality to meet the game’s needs.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Before We Leave PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$108.23
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$32.99
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
$53.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Logitech G502 SE Hero
$49.95
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Before We Leave PC Build Total Price $1,224.53
Rig
6.8
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $24.24, was previously $1,200.29.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Before We Leave 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 Before We Leave at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $239.99, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for Before We Leave. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $47.68, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is $229.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019.

Selecting The Right Before We Leave 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Getting the motherboard selection right in this build helps us go on to choose a compatible cpu. With a good price today we find the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 with its LGA 1151 socket enables us to select the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz, which is priced right now at $108.23. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz is $59 on 27th May 2020.Now we have a great pairing in this rig allowing the CPU and GPU to work well together to get a solid Before We Leave experience for the best price point at 1080p.

With the feature rich MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 priced competitively at $49.46 it is certainly in todays Before We Leave build for a good reason. This motherboard was priced at $32.99, which we saw on 28th Dec 2019. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Before We Leave At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Before We Leave, 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 Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is well priced at $32.99 and fits with the Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz and GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. Our RAM recorded prices put this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz price at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Before We Leave

With this current build we expect to see a return of 71 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Before We Leave. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 99 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Before We Leave
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 1440p then we expect to see around a figure of 54 FPS on Ultra or 76 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for Before We Leave runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at Microsoft Flight Simulator we see this pc build is likely to get 19FPS on Ultra and 26FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect FIFA 21 to return 174FPS on Ultra and 200+FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Cyberpunk 2077, which is 63 FPS running at Ultra, and 88 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Before We Leave

In today’s build we have chosen a higher performing mouse to better match the needs of this type of game. The Logitech G502 SE Hero is the best priced gaming mouse that meets our requirements.

An Alternative Before We Leave 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 $564.99. This option has a performance of 7% better when compared to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.