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F1 2020 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 F1 2020 on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great F1 2020 experience. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run with top tier graphics options selected, along with a 1080p monitor resolution. 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 F1 2020 build.

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 , Sim, Sport, Racing 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 1080p Price to Performance F1 2020 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$308.14
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
F1 2020 PC Build Total Price $1,086.77
Rig
9.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $246.25, was previously $1,333.02.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p F1 2020 PC Build

Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play F1 2020 at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Exploring the price trends for this card shows us it has increased its price by $10.62 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is $297.52 recorded at 19th Dec 2019. With a price of $308.14 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

6GB of VRAM is needed by F1 2020. This memory acts as a super fast image storage buffer between GPU and CPU and our selected Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB comes with 8GB of VRAM. This should be a suitable amount for our PC at this gaming resolution.

Selecting The Right F1 2020 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 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz processor based around the shared Socket AM4 socket. With the chosen cpu and gpu working together we will get a great F1 2020 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 $199.99. A low end price for this CPU would be $56.98, which we saw it priced at on 7th Jul 2020.

And with the motherboard costing $59.99 this really helps pull the PC we are building together. A low recorded price for this motherboard was spotted on 18th Feb 2021 where it was $51.88.

How To Choose The Best RAM For F1 2020 At The Right Price

Our F1 2020 built PC needs some solid performing RAM to enable us to meet the game’s system requirement expectations and achieve the desired FPS at ultra 1080p. The Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is capable of meeting those needs, while complementing the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz and Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $42.99. 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 1080p Ultra Settings on F1 2020

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 70 FPS at Ultra settings for F1 2020, while running on a 1080p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 97 FPS if you lower some of the graphics options inline with High graphics settings.

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We expect F1 2020 would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 53 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 74 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

When buying a gaming PC for a specific game we still expect it to run other popular games. So as a benchmark lets see how well todays best priced PC build can deal with these 3 games at 1080p. Back 4 Blood should get 70 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 97 frames at High settings. Star Citizen can get an Ultra FPS of 70 FPS and increases to 97 FPS for High. Days Gone is expected to be around 70 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 97 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative F1 2020 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative Nvidia PC build. It has a 5% worse performance variation to the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $299.99.