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Iris and the Giant 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 10th Sep 2021

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run Iris and the Giant then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time at top end graphics settings, viewed through a 1440p 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.

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, RPG, Turn-based genres, and this can sometimes sway some of the requirements of hardware we choose. Something else to consider is that Iris and the Giant 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 1440p Price to Performance Iris and the Giant PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$99.99
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
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Iris and the Giant PC Build Total Price $940.62
Rig
23
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $312.21, was previously $1,252.83.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Iris and the Giant PC Build

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run Iris and the Giant at 1440p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the Radeon RX 560 2GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. As a point of interest this graphics card has increased its price by $99.99 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 $99.99. Todays price of $99.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

Selecting The Right Iris and the Giant 1440p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4), that can provide us with the cpu Socket AM4 socket type. This is so we can select the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $199.99. Looking through our price records we noticed that this processor was seen on 7th Jul 2020 priced at $56.98.This CPU and GPU provide the required Iris and the Giant experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1440p resolution.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 has a cost today of $59.99. A low recorded price for this motherboard was spotted on 18th Feb 2021 where it was $51.88.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Iris and the Giant At The Right Price

One of the most important hardware parts of this computer is the system memory or RAM. To make sure our resolution target and frame rates are met we have chosen to put in Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. This is currently priced at $42.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. We looked through our records and saw that the RAM prices on 29th Nov 2019, represented a low price point $30.35. Which gives us an indication of how things sit today with the RAM price

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Iris and the Giant

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Iris and the Giant at around 55 average frames per second, on 1440p screen resolution. This should be achieved on ultra graphics settings. If you turn a few graphics options down we expect around 77 FPS at high graphics.

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Iris and the Giant
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Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 4k then we expect to see around a figure of 33 FPS on Ultra or 46 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

While we have put a great PC build together for Iris and the Giant it’s important to understand how it handles some of the more popular games of today at 1440p. With this PC build we can expect that the popular game Battlefield 2042 will get 55FPS on Ultra settings raising to 77FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Star Citizen returns 55FPS on Ultra and 77FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Resident Evil 8 may see 55 FPS running at Ultra, and 77 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Iris and the Giant

In today’s build we have chosen a higher performing mouse to better match the needs of this type of game. The Cooler Master MM710 is the best priced gaming mouse that meets our requirements.

An Alternative Iris and the Giant Graphics Card Option for 1440p

As an alternative to the AMD manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 2050. It has a 1% worse performance difference compared to our selected Radeon RX 560 2GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $149.99.