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XCOM: Chimera Squad 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play XCOM: Chimera Squad on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great XCOM: Chimera Squad experience. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run with top tier graphics options selected, along with a 1080p monitor resolution. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run XCOM: Chimera Squad. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

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, Action, Turn-based genres, and this can sometimes sway some of the requirements of hardware we choose. Something else to consider is that XCOM: Chimera Squad 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 XCOM: Chimera Squad PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$160.49
Graphics Card
$239.99
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
XCOM: Chimera Squad PC Build Total Price $1,047.12
Rig
8.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $209.72, was previously $1,256.84.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p XCOM: Chimera Squad PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on XCOM: Chimera Squad at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $239.99 which really helped mark it as a good fit.For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is $229.99 on 28th Nov 2019. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $47.68, further supporting our selection in this hardware.

0.002GB of VRAM is needed by XCOM: Chimera Squad. This memory acts as a super fast image storage buffer between GPU and CPU and our selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB comes with 6GB of VRAM. This should be a suitable amount for our PC at this gaming resolution.

Selecting The Right XCOM: Chimera Squad 1080p Motherboard and CPU

ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the LGA 1151 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Core i3-9100T 4-Core 3.1GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $160.49 and really works well with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 has a cost today of $72.99. The cheapest motherboard price for the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 was recorded as $59.99, which was on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For XCOM: Chimera Squad At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this XCOM: Chimera Squad 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. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz being sold for a low price of $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on XCOM: Chimera Squad

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running XCOM: Chimera Squad at around 63 average frames per second, on 1080p screen resolution. This should be achieved on ultra graphics settings. If you turn a few graphics options down we expect around 88 FPS at high graphics.

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XCOM: Chimera Squad
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running XCOM: Chimera Squad at 1440p would be pulling in about 67 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 48 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our XCOM: Chimera Squad PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB and this setup will run on 1080p. FIFA 22 is expected to return 63 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 88 frames per second on High. Resident Evil 8 would return 63 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 88 FPS at High settings. With Forza Horizon 5 we expect 63 FPS running at Ultra settings and 88 frames on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For XCOM: Chimera Squad

Finding a mouse for a game that falls into the , Strategy, Action, Turn-based genre group has given us reason to improve the quality of mouse we are willing to put into this PC build. We have therefore found the Cooler Master MM710 mouse that is today’s best priced, higher performing gamer mouse, and one that can still deliver the gaming quality we are after for XCOM: Chimera Squad.

An Alternative XCOM: Chimera Squad 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 Vega 56 8GB. It is placed at 7% better performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up XCOM: Chimera Squad frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $899.98.