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Mod and Play 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 18th Aug 2021

What is the best PC to buy for Mod and Play? 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 Mod and Play might put on the gaming PC. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably on ultra graphics settings, and a 1080p screen resolution. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. Mod and Play is a title which sits in the , Shooter, Sandbox, Free-to-play genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2020 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is 1 on our most demanding games list and 1 in our list of popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Mod and Play PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$193.74
Graphics Card
$164.99
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
Logitech G635 7.1
$86.11
Mod and Play PC Build Total Price $1,048.49
Rig
7.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $185.37, was previously $1,233.86.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Mod and Play 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 Mod and Play at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $14.01, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is $159 on 28th Dec 2019. Todays price of $164.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

Selecting The Right Mod and Play 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To fit with the above graphics card we have chosen a well priced motherboard, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4, that will allow us to slot in a compatible Ryzen 3 3200G processor based around the shared Socket AM4 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great Mod and Play 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 $193.74. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $83.59, which we noticed it on 17th Jun 2020.

Today the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 competitively costs $59.99, which provides it a place in our build today. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 18th Feb 2021 at $51.88.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Mod and Play At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Mod and Play PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $42.99, which is a cheap price for this amount of RAM. There are of course other options and configurations of system memory you might like to consider in your build. To help provide a sense of cost for this RAM, the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was priced at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Mod and Play

This computer setup should be looking at getting 59 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in Mod and Play. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 83 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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Mod and Play
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Increasing the screen resolution for Mod and Play would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 45 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 63 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Mod and Play PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Days Gone should get 59 when run on Ultra and this raises to 83 FPS on High. The popular Battlefield 2042 gets a return of 59 FPS on Ultra and then up to 83 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is FIFA 22, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 59 FPS run at Ultra and 83 frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Mod and Play

Selecting the right mouse for a game like Mod and Play has encouraged us to increase the quality of the mouse we would add to our build. As the game sits in the , Shooter, Sandbox, Free-to-play genre list we felt that the Cooler Master MM710 mouse is today’s best priced but higher performing gaming mouse for this particular computer setup.

Mod and Play Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

And now we move on to the PC’s audio selection, namely the gaming headset. We were looking to add a higher quality headset with this game’s PC build because it will help us enjoy the sort of game cues this type of game can offer. The headset that offers the best price today is the Logitech G635 7.1, delivering nice clear audio and a comfortable fitting at a good price. Check out the headset list above to see some alternative headsets available today for a good price.

An Alternative Mod and Play Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from Nvidia. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB graphics card has a 4% better performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $219.99.