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Observer: System Redux 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 10th Sep 2021

What is the best PC to buy for Observer: System Redux? This is where our curated PC build coverage today will find us listing out today’s best priced computer hardware and peripherals to meet the demands that a game like Observer: System Redux might put on the gaming PC. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run with top tier graphics options selected, using 1440p 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 Observer: System Redux. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

When building a PC for a particular type of game we can get a better picture when we consider a few of the game’s specific characteristics. This PC title falls into the following , Adventure, Stealth, 1st Person genre grouping categories, which has been considered when selecting out the best priced components for this build, as we want to make sure the game’s specifics are catered for. . Another point of note, often overlooked, is that development would have been carried out on PC hardware from 2020 or during the period leading up to this. So the developers would have certainly been considering getting their game running for hardware that was of similar performance to some of the hardware available during that year. Some games are of course more demanding than others, and this one is sat in 1 position in our most demanding games list right now. These points help us paint a picture of the type of PC hardware we are going to put into this computer, we will now be choosing from our curated list of gamer hardware, looking for today’s best value for money parts available on the market today.

Best 1440p Price to Performance Observer: System Redux PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.87
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Observer: System Redux PC Build Total Price $992.50
Rig
81
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $453.98, was previously $1,446.48.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Observer: System Redux PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is currently priced at a competitive $239.99. 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.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Observer: System Redux at 1440p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $47.68 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

Our ideal build will need to come with either 6GB of VRAM or more than. This is used by the computer to store image data quickly as it passes image information from GPU to CPU. Our selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB comes with 6GB of VRAM which should cover image transfer for Observer: System Redux at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Observer: System Redux 1440p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor that has the LGA 1151 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Observer: System Redux and balances nicely with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, 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 $167.87. A low end price for this CPU would be $119.99, which we saw it priced at on 16th Mar 2020.

With the feature rich ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 priced competitively at $72.99 it is certainly in todays Observer: System Redux build for a good reason. This motherboard was priced at $59.99, which we saw on 4th Apr 2020. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Observer: System Redux At The Right Price

To make sure we meet the Observer: System Redux system requirements and to help us achieve the required FPS for Ultra at 1440p we have chosen the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz, which is todays best priced system memory. It is priced at $42.99 and compliments the CPU and GPU nicely. 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 1440p Ultra Settings on Observer: System Redux

Our PC build can run Observer: System Redux at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1440p FPS of 67 and we would expect an average of 48 FPS on Ultra with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1440p build was to run Observer: System Redux at 4k Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 40 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 28.

How this build performs for other popular games

Lets take a look to see how this Observer: System Redux PC build will run some other popular games today on 1440p. Days Gone will get 48 on Ultra and 67 FPS on High graphics settings with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. Whereas on Grand Theft Auto VI we see a return of 48 FPS on Ultra and 67 FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Battlefield 2042, which is 48 FPS run at Ultra and 67 on High.

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An Alternative Observer: System Redux Graphics Card Option for 1440p

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 $899.98.