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The Signifier is a story-driven tech-noir mystery adventure. Explore the real world and enter the unconscious realms of the victim’s mind. Use technology to find clues to solve puzzles, unravel layers of dialogue, and find the truth.
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The Signifier 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 27th Nov 2020

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run The Signifier on Ultra. This is what we will be looking to explore and maintain in our review page here today. So we are finding the best priced peripherals and hardware for a new PC build that can run The Signifier We are going to choose these parts with the aim of keeping a high FPS rate at top end graphics settings, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our The Signifier represent good value for money.

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 Adventure, Puzzler, 1st Person genres, and this can sometimes sway some of the requirements of hardware we choose. Something else to consider is that The Signifier 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 The Signifier PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$189.99
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
WD 10PURZ Purple Surveillance HDD 1TB
$56.99
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
Logitech K270 Wireless inc. Mouse
$34.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$13.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
The Signifier PC Build Total Price $912.32
Rig
8.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $298.41, was previously $1,210.73.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p The Signifier PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for The Signifier at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $239.99. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it priced at $229.99. And with that in mind the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is a great match for The Signifier at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $47.68 during the past two weeks.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 6 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right The Signifier 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 i5-9600KF 6-Core 3.7GHz processor based around the shared LGA 1151 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great The Signifier 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 $189.99. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Core i5-9600KF 6-Core 3.7GHz is $179.99 on 28th Aug 2020.

The awesome MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 is highly competitive, priced at $49.46, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 28th Dec 2019 at $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For The Signifier At The Right Price

Our PC needs some well placed system memory to support our chosen CPU and GPU selections. As we are looking to achieve the 1080p ultra frame rates the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is currently priced at $32.99, which is among the better priced RAM 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 1080p Ultra Settings on The Signifier

This computer setup should be looking at getting 63 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in The Signifier. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 88 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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The Signifier
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

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We expect The Signifier would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 48 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 67 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this The Signifier PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include Assassins Creed: Valhalla, Cyberpunk 2077 and Grand Theft Auto VI so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with Assassins Creed: Valhalla we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 48 and at High settings an FPS of 68 frames. In comparison Cyberpunk 2077 is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 63, improving to 88 FPS on High settings. Lastly Grand Theft Auto VI will see an Ultra FPS of around 44 which improves to a 62 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative The Signifier Graphics Card Option for 1080p

While we have suggested a Nvidia graphics card for this build you can also consider putting in a AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is similar, with a 7% better performance difference, but provides another reasonable alternative graphics option. It is currently priced at $699.99.