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Project CARS 3 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Project CARS 3 on Ultra. This is what we will be looking to explore and maintain in our review page here today. So we are finding the best priced peripherals and hardware for a new PC build that can run Project CARS 3 Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince with ultra graphics settings, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

Getting our best PC build together today we consider some of the characteristics of this game, which will help us better select the right hardware components for Project CARS 3. First and foremost we will be looking at value for money, hunting through our curated list of gaming hardware and then cherry picking the best priced items available today. As this game falls into the , Sim, Arcade, Racing genre category, this can certainly influence some of the hardware selection below, especially some of the peripherals we select out, to make sure they might the games key specialities. Something else we can consider is that Project CARS 3 would have been built on PC hardware from around 2020 or leading up to that period, by the developers. So it is usually fairly safe to consider hardware from that period as suitable.

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

Component Current Price
CPU
$329.99
Graphics Card
$1,140.16
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
Project CARS 3 PC Build Total Price $2,048.79
Rig
9.9
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $246.25, was previously $2,295.04.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Project CARS 3 PC Build

Lets not pay over the odds when we put this game’s graphics card in. We want something that can play Project CARS 3 at 1080p ultra graphics options and we want something that has a reasonable price compared to the other graphics options. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB has been looking like a good stand in for this games curated PC build, based on the price of $1140.16 that we found it marked at today. It will certainly help return suitable FPS, which we will go into a bit later in the article, at ultra 1080p. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB is $1140.16 recorded at 29th Dec 2019. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $50.67 over the last two weeks.

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

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4), that can provide us with the cpu Socket AM4 socket type. This is so we can select the Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $329.99. Our cheapest price recorded for the Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz was $89, which we spotted on 7th Jul 2020.This CPU and GPU provide the required Project CARS 3 experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 has a cost today of $59.99. The cheapest motherboard price for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was recorded as $51.88, which was on 18th Feb 2021.

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

Our Project CARS 3 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 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $42.99. We looked through our records and saw that the RAM prices on 29th Nov 2019, represented a low price point $30.35. Which gives us an indication of how things sit today with the RAM price

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

Running a PC build with these hardware components for Project CARS 3 we expect to see about a 88 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 63 at 1080p.

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Increasing the screen resolution for Project CARS 3 would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 48 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 67 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Project CARS 3 PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Grand Theft Auto VI, Forza Horizon 5 and Back 4 Blood. Starting with Grand Theft Auto VI we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 63FPS on Ultra and 88FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Forza Horizon 5 likely to achieve 63FPS on Ultra and 88FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Back 4 Blood at Ultra setting we can expect 63 FPS, raising to 88 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Project CARS 3 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

While we have suggested a Nvidia graphics card for this build you can also consider putting in a AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB, which is similar, with a 3% better performance difference, but provides another reasonable alternative graphics option. It is currently priced at $1288.