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The upgraded prequel of NieR:Automata. A kind young man sets out with Grimoire Weiss, a strange talking book, to search for the "Sealed verses" in order to save his sister Yonah, who fell terminally ill to the Black Scrawl.
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NieR Replicant 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 5th May 2021

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run NieR Replicant, where it will meet the demands that a game like this will put on a custom PC. Our view is to answer the question, what PC should I buy that can play NieR Replicant really well, and for the best possible price today? Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game with the highest ultra graphics, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. 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.

Let’s consider some of the interesting characteristics about this game, to help us build something that matches the sort of game we are considering to build a PC for. As we know it comes under the Action, Adventure, RPG genre style categories, which may well influence some of our peripheral selections, ensuring we consider the specifics for the games requirements. Looking at its development the game was built during 2021 and around that period and the devs themselves probably had hardware comparable to some of the latest hardware of that period. In terms of its relative hardware demanding position, it is considered by us as not featuring on our list of most demanding games of today at least at the moment, although that list shifts regularly. Obviously these points help give us a better picture of what we may want in the build, but they are only supporting us because when we choose, it is the best priced components that will find their way into this build today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance NieR Replicant PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$165.97
Graphics Card
$308.14
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
$52.99
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
$55.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Razer Ornata Chroma
$69.00
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$15.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$39.99
NieR Replicant PC Build Total Price $1,337.47
Rig
8.2
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $0.76, was previously $1,336.71.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p NieR Replicant PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is currently priced at a competitive $308.14. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 19th Dec 2019 and it was priced at $297.52.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run NieR Replicant at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increase its price by $10.62, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around.

6GB of VRAM is needed by NieR Replicant. This memory acts as a super fast image storage buffer between GPU and CPU and our selected Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB comes with 8GB of VRAM. This should be a suitable amount for our PC at this gaming resolution.

Selecting The Right NieR Replicant 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz processor that has the LGA 1151 socket. This CPU is a great fit for NieR Replicant and balances nicely with the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, to help reach the right frame rates at this resolution. We have of course chosen this CPU today because of its price to performance credentials where it is currently priced at $165.97. You can get this processor for $161.03, which we saw it at that price on 1st Dec 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

At $49.46 the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s NieR Replicant PC build. 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 NieR Replicant 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 Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz is currently priced at $52.99, which is among the better priced RAM today. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz is $50 on 7th Aug 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on NieR Replicant

With this current build we expect to see a return of 56 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in NieR Replicant. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 78 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

NieR Replicant
Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If we are looking for some larger screen resolutions with this computer, then NieR Replicant would return 43 FPS on 1440p at Ultra graphics setting. This FPS would improve to 60 FPS average at High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this NieR Replicant PC build will run some other popular games today on 1080p. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition will get 56 on Ultra and 78 FPS on High graphics settings with the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB. Whereas on Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition we see a return of 27 FPS on Ultra and 54 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Total War: Rome Remastered, which is 92 FPS run at Ultra and 129 on High.

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An Alternative NieR Replicant Graphics Card Option for 1080p

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 RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB. It has a 5% worse performance difference compared to our selected Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $299.99.