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Mafia 3: Definitive Edition 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 Mafia 3: Definitive Edition on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great Mafia 3: Definitive Edition experience. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates with ultra settings selected, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. We visit this page every day to check on the prices and selected components we have added for this PC build. Naturally as new better hardware is found we will be adding and swapping to optimise this list with a view to giving us all a good jumping off point regarding expected build quality and pricing levels for our new Mafia 3: Definitive Edition build.

Mafia 3: Definitive Edition is currently 1 ranked on the top demanding games list at the moment. It is also considered a , Shooter, Action 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 one of the more popular titles on the site and sat at 1 of our most popular games list. 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 Mafia 3: Definitive Edition 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
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$42.99
Headset
Logitech G635 7.1
$86.11
Mafia 3: Definitive Edition PC Build Total Price $1,103.62
Rig
81
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $193.60, was previously $1,297.22.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Mafia 3: Definitive Edition PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Mafia 3: Definitive Edition in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $239.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $47.68, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it priced at $229.99.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 4 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right Mafia 3: Definitive Edition 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Mafia 3: Definitive Edition build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $167.87 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $119.99, which was on 16th Mar 2020.

With the feature rich ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 priced competitively at $72.99 it is certainly in todays Mafia 3: Definitive Edition build for a good reason. Bottom motherboard prices recorded for this mobo was when we saw it at $59.99, on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Mafia 3: Definitive Edition At The Right Price

One of the most important hardware parts of this computer is the system memory or RAM. To make sure our resolution target and frame rates are met we have chosen to put in Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. This is currently priced at $42.99 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. 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 Mafia 3: Definitive Edition

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Mafia 3: Definitive Edition 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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Mafia 3: Definitive Edition
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. Mafia 3: Definitive Edition running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 48 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 67 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Mafia 3: Definitive Edition PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Battlefield 2042 should get 63 when run on Ultra and this raises to 88 FPS on High. The popular Back 4 Blood gets a return of 63 FPS on Ultra and then up to 88 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Star Citizen, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 63 FPS run at Ultra and 88 frames on High.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Mafia 3: Definitive Edition

Finding a mouse for a game that falls into the , Shooter, Action 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 Mafia 3: Definitive Edition.

Mafia 3: Definitive Edition Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

Mafia 3: Definitive Edition falls within the following game genre grouping, , Shooter, Action, and as such places additional demands on the audio output you should be considering to enjoy this game. So the headset selection we have gone for is looking at a selection of better quality headsets. We are still choosing the best value headset available, it will not be the absolute cheapest you can find, because we have selected it from a better quality grouping, to help deliver the ideal build for this game. We have gone for the Logitech G635 7.1 for our initial build, which provides some great sounds at a reasonable price. You will see a button next to the headset name in the PC build list above, where you can see a few other headsets we have picked out, that are good value today.

An Alternative Mafia 3: Definitive Edition 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 Mafia 3: Definitive Edition 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.