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Project CARS 3 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 19th Oct 2020

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Project CARS 3, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Project CARS 3 and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS with top tier graphics options selected, viewed through 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 Project CARS 3 build.

Today we find Project CARS 3 is currently 6 on our list of most demanding games and currently not figuring in our more popular games lists of today. It also falls in under the Arcade, Racing, Sim game genre types, which itself can influence some of our choices of hardware today, to make sure we better meet the hardware needs of the game. This sort of information will help us build a fuller picture and better understand what to select when putting our best build PC together for the game. Interestingly, it might be worth thinking about the performance of the hardware that the game was originally built on, which would have been from 2020 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Project CARS 3 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$294.99
Graphics Card
$1,140.16
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$50.99
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
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.67
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$34.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$15.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$30.99
Project CARS 3 PC Build Total Price $2,257.68
Rig
9.9
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $317.66, was previously $1,940.02.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Project CARS 3 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 Project CARS 3 at 1080p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1080p. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB is $1140.16 on 29th Dec 2019. Todays price is $1140.16 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $50.67 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

Project CARS 3 needs 8GB of VRAM to suitably store adequate amounts of image data during transfer between video card and processor. Our GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB graphics card has 11GB which will be suitable for this resolution of gaming.

Selecting The Right Project CARS 3 1080p Motherboard and CPU

GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the Socket AM4 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $294.99 and really works well with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 7th Jul 2020, which had it marked up at $89.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $54.99 GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. Bottom motherboard prices recorded for this mobo was when we saw it at $53.99, on 25th Jun 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Project CARS 3 At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Project CARS 3 PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $50.99, 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 $53.99, and this was on 9th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Project CARS 3

Our PC build can run Project CARS 3 at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 88 and we would expect an average of 63 FPS on Ultra with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB, Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 48 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 67 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Project CARS 3 PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB and this setup will run on 1080p. Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to return 100 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 139 frames per second on High. Assassins Creed: Valhalla would return 68 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 100 FPS at High settings. With Genshin Impact we expect 100 FPS running at Ultra settings and 139 frames on High settings.

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