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Master the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience Star Wars™: Squadrons. Buckle up, feel the adrenaline of first-person multiplayer space dogfights alongside your squadron, and learn what it means to be a pilot in a thrilling Star Wars™ single-player story.
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Star Wars: Squadrons 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 31st Oct 2020

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Star Wars: Squadrons 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 Star Wars: Squadrons In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably with ultra graphics settings, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. 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 Star Wars: Squadrons. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

Let’s consider some of the interesting characteristics about this game, to help us build something that matches the sort of game we are considering to build a PC for. As we know it comes under the Action, Adventure genre style categories, which may well influence some of our peripheral selections, ensuring we consider the specifics for the games requirements. Looking at its development the game was built during 2020 and around that period and the devs themselves probably had hardware comparable to some of the latest hardware of that period. In terms of its relative hardware demanding position, it is considered by us as not featuring on our list of most demanding games of today at least at the moment, although that list shifts regularly. Obviously these points help give us a better picture of what we may want in the build, but they are only supporting us because when we choose, it is the best priced components that will find their way into this build today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Star Wars: Squadrons PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$199.99
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$47.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$53.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.36
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
$18.89
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$47.23
Star Wars: Squadrons PC Build Total Price $1,277.34
Rig
8.8
Score
Future 2 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $1.90, was previously $1,275.44.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Star Wars: Squadrons PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is currently priced at a competitive $239.99. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $229.99.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Star Wars: Squadrons at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $47.68, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game.

6GB of VRAM is needed by Star Wars: Squadrons. This memory acts as a super fast image storage buffer between GPU and CPU and our selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB comes with 6GB of VRAM. This should be a suitable amount for our PC at this gaming resolution.

Selecting The Right Star Wars: Squadrons 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the Socket AM4 socket type is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $199.99. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $56.98, which was on 7th Jul 2020.

At $53.99 the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Star Wars: Squadrons PC build. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $53.99, which was recorded at 25th Jun 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Star Wars: Squadrons At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this Star Wars: Squadrons build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz. It is currently priced at $47.99. While among the best priced system memory for this build it will still provide us with the ability to reach our desired FPS for the 1080p ultra setting, that we have been focusing on with this PC. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz is $47.99 on 30th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Star Wars: Squadrons

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Star Wars: Squadrons at around 63 average frames per second, on 1080p screen resolution. This should be achieved on ultra graphics settings. If you turn a few graphics options down we expect around 88 FPS at high graphics.

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PC Build Research Area

Star Wars: Squadrons
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If we are looking for some larger screen resolutions with this computer, then Star Wars: Squadrons would return 48 FPS on 1440p at Ultra graphics setting. This FPS would improve to 67 FPS average at High settings.

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. Watch Dogs Legion should get 46 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 64 frames at High settings. Cyberpunk 2077 can get an Ultra FPS of 63 FPS and increases to 88 FPS for High. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is expected to be around 71 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 99 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative Star Wars: Squadrons Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from AMD. The AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB graphics card has a 7% better performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $574.99.