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Stray 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 6th Jun 2022

If you are wanting to buy a gaming computer to run Stray then this PC build review is aimed at putting together the correct hardware components for the cheapest price today to do just that. Our mission is a top end gaming solution for this game on ultra graphics settings, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. As new gaming components are released for PC we will continue to review prices here each day and consider swapping in and out better components.

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 Stray. 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 , Adventure 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 Stray would have been built on PC hardware from around 2022 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 Stray PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$164.99
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
Stray PC Build Total Price $943.62
Rig
72
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $81.01, was previously $1,024.63.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Stray PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Stray at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $164.99. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Dec 2019, which had it priced at $159. And with that in mind the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is a great match for Stray at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $14.01, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game.

This build will need to have at least 3.096GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 8GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Stray 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz processor that has the Socket AM4 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Stray and balances nicely with the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, to help reach the right frame rates at this resolution. We have of course chosen this CPU today because of its price to performance credentials where it is currently priced at $199.99. Looking through our data we can see the lowest price for this cpu was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it marked up at $119.99.

Having the competitive price tag of $59.99, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard’s strong price point today helps it stay in this Stray PC build. 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 Stray At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Stray built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be well priced at $42.99 and will complement the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB and Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz when we saw it priced at $30.35, on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Stray

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 83 FPS on High settings in Stray at 1080p. There may be some lower frame rates in some parts of the game, but we have chosen the components to get some solid frame rates. Increasing the quality in the game to Ultra, will see us still getting an FPS of 60.

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Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

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Increasing the screen resolution for Stray would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 45 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 64 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 Stray PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Forza Horizon 5, Far Cry 6 and FIFA 22. Starting with Forza Horizon 5 we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 60FPS on Ultra and 83FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Far Cry 6 likely to achieve 60FPS on Ultra and 83FPS when reduced to High. Finally with FIFA 22 at Ultra setting we can expect 60 FPS, raising to 83 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Stray Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative Nvidia PC build. It has a 4% better performance variation to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $219.99.