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Dirt 5 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Dirt 5, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Dirt 5 and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates at the highest graphics settings, while running on 1080p screen res. 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 Dirt 5. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

This title falls in the , Sim, Sport, Racing genre category, which itself can influence the type of hardware we might consider for this build. Something we sometimes dont consider is that the game would be developed in 2020 and therefore on hardware from around that period of time. We can also assume that hardware from around that period would be part of the targeted hardware, in terms of performance, by the developers, as they provide graphical options for the hardware capabilities available. It is currently sat on our most demanding games list at 1, making it one of our more demanding titles on the site right now. Also it is one of the more popular titles, placed at 1 on our most popular games of today list. With this info in hand to help guide our hardware build choices we will now select today’s best priced components that meet these game characteristics.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Dirt 5 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$435.61
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
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Dirt 5 PC Build Total Price $1,214.24
Rig
99
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $251.24, was previously $1,465.48.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Dirt 5 PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Dirt 5 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 RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $435.61. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 22nd Dec 2019 which had it priced at $426.41. And with that in mind the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB is a great match for Dirt 5 at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $159.23, further supporting our selection in this hardware.

Our graphics card will need 8GB of VRAM built into it to act as a suitable buffer between our video card and chosen CPU. This graphics card has 8GB which will be plenty for this game at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Dirt 5 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz processor that has the Socket AM4 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Dirt 5 and balances nicely with the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 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 $199.99. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 7th Jul 2020, which had it marked up at $56.98.

At $59.99 the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Dirt 5 PC build. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was priced at $51.88 on 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Dirt 5 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 Dirt 5 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. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $51.88, and this was on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Dirt 5

With this current build we expect to see a return of 63 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in Dirt 5. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 88 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Upping the screen size to 1440p for Dirt 5 using this build would return 67 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 48 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for Dirt 5 performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. To begin we see that Battlefield 2042 is expected to achieve 63FPS on Ultra and 88FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Dying Light 2 we would find 63FPS on Ultra raising to 88FPS at High. For our last comparison, FIFA 22, we would likely achieve 63 FPS on Ultra and 88 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Dirt 5 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is interested in going with a Nvidia card, like the one we have opted for in this build. So you could try going for the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB instead, which comes with a 5% worse performance adjustment when compared to GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $397.99 at the moment.