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F1 2020 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 14th Aug 2021

What is the best PC to buy for F1 2020? 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 F1 2020 might put on the gaming PC. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince with top tier graphics options selected, running 1440p as the native screen size. 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 F1 2020. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

F1 2020 is currently 1 ranked on the top demanding games list at the moment. It is also considered a , Sim, Sport, Racing 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 1440p 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 $1,078.27, was previously $2,165.04.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p F1 2020 PC Build

Our key objective when putting together our next gaming PC is always going to be finding a great price point for the most performance we can. Today’s build we start by looking for the right graphics card, at the right price, that can run F1 2020 at 1440p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1440p. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 19th Dec 2019 where we saw it for $297.52. Todays price is $308.14 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. 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.

Our ideal build will need to come with either 6GB of VRAM or more than. This is used by the computer to store image data quickly as it passes image information from GPU to CPU. Our selected Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB comes with 8GB of VRAM which should cover image transfer for F1 2020 at this resolution.

Selecting The Right F1 2020 1440p 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.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 has a cost today of $59.99. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 is $51.88 on 18th Feb 2021.

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

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for F1 2020, the correct RAM selection is obviously important. We are looking for something that is well priced but also capable of meeting the games requirements. The Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is well priced at $42.99 and fits with the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz and Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1440p ultra settings. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $51.88, and this was on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on F1 2020

Running a PC build with these hardware components for F1 2020 we expect to see about a 74 FPS average, with a few low frame rates in some of the more intense scenes. You could up the quality of game graphics to Ultra, which will see the FPS drop to 53 at 1440p.

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Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1440p build was to run F1 2020 at 4k Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 44 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 32.

How this build performs for other popular games

While we have put a great PC build together for F1 2020 it’s important to understand how it handles some of the more popular games of today at 1440p. With this PC build we can expect that the popular game Back 4 Blood will get 53FPS on Ultra settings raising to 74FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Star Citizen returns 53FPS on Ultra and 74FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Days Gone may see 53 FPS running at Ultra, and 74 on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative F1 2020 Graphics Card Option for 1440p

While we have suggested a AMD graphics card for this build you can also consider putting in a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB, which is similar, with a 5% worse performance difference, but provides another reasonable alternative graphics option. It is currently priced at $299.99.