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DIRT 5 writes a new chapter in the legacy of DiRT – bolder and braver than ever before. Travel the globe, tame the most incredible off-road machines with your friends, and be part of a vibe that delivers big on epic action, pure expression, and unbridled style.
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Dirt 5 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 19th Jan 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. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS at the highest graphics settings, using 1080p monitor resolution. Todays prices will be checked every few hours to make sure only the best hardware at the best prices will be displayed for this build.

Dirt 5 is currently 26 ranked on the top demanding games list at the moment. It is also considered a Sim, Racing, Sport genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2020 and in the period leading up to this. This may be worth considering when understanding the performance requirements a PC for this title might be expected to have. It is currently not really figuring in our more popular games lists. All this background info will help us better choose the components today for this game PC build, but our main factor will of course be price to performance for each component and peripheral we choose below.

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

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$435.61
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
$52.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$34.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$15.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$49.68
Dirt 5 PC Build Total Price $1,478.17
Rig
9.9
Score
Future 2 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $0.04, was previously $1,478.21.

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

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on Dirt 5 at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $435.61 which really helped mark it as a good fit.Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 22nd Dec 2019, which had it priced at $426.41. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $159.23 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

We also want the graphics card to have at least 8GB VRAM onboard. The video card in this build has 8 which will act as a good data buffer between the processor and the graphics hardware.

Selecting The Right Dirt 5 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the Socket AM4 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. The Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz processor will then fit in and accompany our GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $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.

With the feature rich GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 priced competitively at $54.99 it is certainly in todays Dirt 5 build for a good reason. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 25th Jun 2020, this motherboard was priced at a low of $53.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Dirt 5 At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Dirt 5 built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz to be well priced at $52.99 and will complement the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB and Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz when we saw it priced at $50, on 7th Aug 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Dirt 5

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 63 FPS in Dirt 5 at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 88 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Dirt 5
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

We expect Dirt 5 would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 48 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 67 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Dirt 5 PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Cyberpunk 2077 should get 73 when run on Ultra and this raises to 102 FPS on High. The popular Assassins Creed: Valhalla gets a return of 63 FPS on Ultra and then up to 89 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is FIFA 21, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 200+ FPS run at Ultra and 200+ frames on High.

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An Alternative Dirt 5 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative AMD PC build. It has a 5% worse performance variation to the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme 8GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $397.99.